Nikon 85mm 1.4D + GFX 50S

Last week I thought I would give this combo another try–a now “vintage” Nikon 85mm 1.4D adapted to the GFX with the simple dummy adapter.  Last year I wasn’t too keen on the 67mm “equivalent” focal length when mounted on the medium format GFX sensor, but for this colorful spring I thought it would be […]

What’s Blooming at Chattooga Belle Farm – Late March ’24

It was a lovely brisk morning at Chattooga Belle farm.  The peach blossoms here were almost peak, but the ones back in Georgia are pretty much fading and turning into green leaves.  So cool to see the flowering Asian pears too.  Will have to try all these fruits, including the blueberries and crispy apples during […]

Road Trip – Day 7 – Springdale + St George + Vegas

St. George is definitely a great city to stop by and explore.  There’s a free botanical garden with amazing colorful desert plants, and a high vantage point overlooking the city.  There’s Utah Tech, a lovely white church, AND an Asian grocery store/restaurant!  They have bamboo and pork buns too, along with the normal assortment of […]

Utah Day 5 – Tropic + Kanab + Zion

It was time to say goodbye to Tropic and its awesome hoodie weather, with another quick morning photo walk.  Sunrise wasn’t as nice as yesterday, but the light right afterwards was pretty amazing. Tropic to Zion is only like less than an hour, but a worthy detour is the town of Kanab, near the Arizona […]

Utah Day 4 – Tropic and Bryce Canyon Sunset

The night before actually had some moisture in the air, so it made for a very nice sunrise in Tropic.  Just like back home, photo worthy sunrises and sunsets usually come after some type of weather. I startled this little black cat as I was filming in the morning.  I guess its home was nestled […]

Utah Day 3 – Tropic + Escalante + Panguitch

The weather in Tropic this morning was once again cool and refreshing.  In the back of the cabin area is a barn for chickens and they are pretty much the alarm clock.  The whole time I couldn’t help but find parallels to this place and Samneua Laos. The first stop of the day was Mossy […]

Utah Day 2 – Tropic + Bryce Canyon + Kodachrome Basin

One of the best things about the town of Tropic Utah is the weather.  In June it was an amazing 58 degrees in the morning and a high of about 74 degrees when we were there.  All thanks to the high elevation of 6,000+ ft.  There’s a lot of wind and tons of UV light […]

Utah Road Trip – Day 1 – Las Vegas, NV to Tropic, UT

Hello everyone here’s the first post of my trip out to lovely/lonely Utah.  It was definitely a landscape photographer’s dream.  I didn’t pack too much in terms of gear, I only brought along a Fuji X100, Sony A7 and 3 lenses, and a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera (original one), and of course my iPhone […]

Bonus Lao New Year Photos: Ricoh Theta 360°

Hello everyone, here are some bonus photos from my non standard gear loadout at LNY this past Sunday.  One of the oddball cameras I brought was the Ricoh Theta 360° camera. Thanks to Lyela for getting some 360 shots from atop the nang songkarn float for a different pov that most of us will never […]

Yonah Mountain

Even with the pollen I thought it would be fun to walk up Yonah Mountain. When we got to the top, it started hailing, which was actually refreshing since the forest was a bit warm in the sun and all the bugs were out in full force.

New Orleans: Street Photography

Street Photography from the Saturday and Sunday before Mardi Gras 2012. Fujifilm X100 to keep it light and simple. …However this little Fuji has been exhibiting the “sticky aperture blade” problem for quite some time now. Erratic exposures caused by the lens not being able to stop down correctly. Fujifilm USA, I hope this can be fixed for the cost of shipping only… 🙁

Location Scouting: Suwanee in the Autumn

Landscapes around town, with a Nikon J1 and Fuji X100.  Great lightweight cameras for walking around, and any imaging device can get pretty pictures if the light is right.  All these photos taken early in the morning and brisk, about 36 degrees.  The little J1’s high image quality doesn’t surprise me at all.  Too many […]

Fujifilm X100

After acquiring new gear, I like to take my own “product shots.” This is the latest addition to the fleet, the Fujifilm X100. Even I get tired of all the clackety clacking that my various cameras make. It’s refreshing to use a large sensor camera with a good lens, and whisper quiet shutter.