Fall in Georgia 2023 + Honda S2000

State of the leaves in our area on 10.24.2023.  This fall is different (as usual).  Most of the leaves are dull brown before the eventual bigger rush of color, but the wind and impending freezing temperatures will probably affect that too.  Still though, very nice around town.  

Fujifilm GFX 50S + Nikon 50mm Portraits

Haven’t had a chance to organize my GFX 50S and Nikon 50mm 1.8 ai-s shots into a book format yet, but here are a few shots over the last couple of months that I’ll probably add.  This is definitely a keeper of a combo.  It really does render a medium format film look. This combo […]

Drink and Draw – Distillery of Modern Art – Chamblee

Drink and Draw – Distillery of Modern Art – Chamblee, GA October 19, 2023 Thanks to the cosplayers for posing and Momocon for organizing.  I definitely like quiet events like this closer to home. I’m still very rusty and need to get back to drawing! Here are some bonus photos from a mini walk around […]

Fall in South Carolina – Brasstown Falls and Chattooga Belle Farm

These are photos from last Friday (the 13th!) up in nearby South Carolina.  This area might as well still be considered Georgia as it’s north of Toccoa and South of Clayton by about 30 minutes.  Brasstown Falls (not to be confused with the highest point in Ga Brasstown Bald) is a really nice waterfall with […]

Fujifilm X-E1 + XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6

So I finally bought a native Fuji lens for my X-E1, a used 16-50mm XC kit lens.  Probably the cheapest lens that Fuji makes, and you know, it’s not that bad.  Especially not for the price on the used market.  I think it’s great because its so light and the footprint in the inventory slot […]

Fall in North Carolina – Sylva, NC

After the Cherokee parade we drove to nearby Sylva. It’s a really pretty town. On the way to WCU we passed by a Bojangles having a random Tuesday car meet! Ran into the gentleman that made the Wayne’s World Pacer that was in the Dragon Con parade a few weeks ago. It really is a […]

Cherokee Indian Parade 2023 Photos

Cherokee Indian Parade October 3, 2023 | Cherokee, NC I will always love a parade. Whether it be the Mardi Gras parades, the UGA championship parade, Dragon Con parade, or even small town parades like this, they’re all great to me. On a random Tuesday the lovely community up in Cherokee North Carolina had their […]

Petit Le Mans Kickoff 2023 Photos – Suwanee, GA

Road Atlanta PLM Kickoff | October 10, 2023 The kind folks at Road Atlanta brought race cars to our backyard once again!  Thanks to everyone for the hard work.  Above is a short video I cut.  Since the event was so close I brought lots of different gear to goof off with. 1) My normal […]

Atlanta Arab Festival 2023 Photos – Sept 30

Only a few photos from my second festival of the day, the Arab Festival at Alif Institute.  Had more fun soaking in the sights and sounds of the event than running around taking photos.  The band was really amazing.  Which reminds me I need to rekindle my interest in Persian techno.  I remember listening to […]

Serb Fest Atlanta 2023 Photos – Sept 30

Serb Fest Atlanta 2023Saints Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church – Lilburn, GA Had a good time during my brief stay at the Serb Fest! (There were so many other festivals today!)  Here are some of my photos of the folklore performers.  I believe they were: St Stephen from Buffalo NY, and Serbian Crown from […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S + Nikon 105mm f/1.4E

With all the buzz around the new Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 Plena, I thought I’d exercise some self control and instead tinker with my existing “free” combos.  Here are some sample portraits with the Nikon 105mm 1.4E on the Fuji GFX 50S.  It’s mounted with a simple dummy adapter, the one I use for the […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S + Various Nikon Mount Lenses

Here are some photos of the random combos I’ve put together with the GFX and F mount lenses.  The first is a Tokina 500mm f/8 lens.  (Thanks Robbie for gifting me this lens a few years ago)  It turns into a 400mm and it’s not that bad if you avoid bright highlights in the background.  […]

2023 USPAACC-SE DiA Gala Event Photos

2023 USPAACC-SE Dia GalaThe Whitley, BuckheadSeptember 22, 2023 | Atlanta, GA Event Coverage by Boon Vong and Phalatda Taysavang.(A selection of photos, please follow USPAACC-SE’s social media for the rest of the images!) Backdrop Photos Here: 2023 USPAACC-SE Gala Backdrop Photos

2023 USPAACC-SE Gala Backdrop Photos

2023 USPAACC-SE Dia GalaThe Whitley, BuckheadSeptember 22, 2023 | Atlanta, GA Backdrop Photos by Phalatda Taysavang 2023 USPAACC-SE DiA Gala Event Photos  

Dunwoody Latino Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2023 Photos

Dunwoody Latino Hispanic Heritage Celebration September 17, 2023 | Ashford Lane www.dunwoodyga.gov Featuring: Emcee Wendy Corona, and One Region Initiative – Welcoming America, Rosemary Watts, Mayor Lynn Deutsch Corners Outreach Music • Food Demo – Renzo’s Fire’s Teresa Acosta • Peruvian Cultural Association | Aklla Sumaq • Audience Participation Games (Senora Mercado and Sandia) – […]

Anderson SC Hot Air Balloon Festival 2023 Photos

I had no idea there was a hot air balloon festival in “nearby” Anderson, South Carolina!  Very cool small town feel on an area of land almost as big as Piedmont Park.  The mini petting zoo and unicorn balloon were definitely the highlights.  These are photos from a short stay on a Friday.  The festival […]

Lovely Folks from Dragon Con 2023 – Set 1

Random folks that were kind enough to pose for photos while we wandered DragonCon!  Thanks so much!  So much to see and already looking forward to next year! @masterjoelnathan @emmagracebrookss @sheilaz1118 @gotmagic_entertainment @aubrey_akari

My Old Dragon Con Photo Posts

Dragon Con 2019 Photos – Day 2 – Set 3 Dragon Con 2019 Photos – Day 2 – Set 2 Dragon Con 2019 Photos – Day 2 – Set 1 Dragon Con 2019 – Day 1 Photos Dragon Con 2019 – Set 2 – In 3D! Dragon Con 2019 – Set 1 Dragon Con Parade […]

Figure Drawing – Alpharetta – 2023-08-15

Man I’m out of shape figure drawing-wise, but so glad there was a figure drawing session up in Alpharetta last night on a Tuesday!  I think that day might work out better for me and hopefully I can budget out the time and funds to attend more.  Lots of talented folks in this group.  Great […]

Tucker Cruise In – 2023-08-12

Man it’s been hot and humid this summer.  Here are some photos from this month’s Tucker Cruise In.  There are two more left this year.  I only brought along the Fuji GFX and Sigma SD15, and treated both like film cameras. The Sigma SD15 raw file had some crazy yellowish color cast, but the sharpness […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S and Nikon 50mm 1.8 Ai-S

Hello everyone I added a new tool to the fleet the other day, a medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S.  For some the sensor size would be more aptly described as a Full Frame+, but this digital photography thing has been changing the status quo for quite some now.  I remember back in the day about […]

Nikon D700 + 105mm 1.4E

All this time I totally forgot about trying the 105mm 1.4E on the classic D700.  This lens usually stays forever mounted on my other main body.  Always wide open at f/1.4 because well, that’s where this lens shines annnd because the D610 sensor is so dusty every speck shows up at smaller apertures. The D700 […]