Miss Cambodia Georgia – CAAG – 2024

Miss Cambodia Georgia Pageant Cambodian American Association of Georgia www.cambodia-ga.org April 16, 2024  |  I Luv Bowling Event Space  |  Duluth, GA Thanks for the invite, glad I got to attend! Congrats to all the brave ladies that competed, it’s definitely a tough thing to put yourself up for judging!  Everyone did great with their […]

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 […]

Vintage Cameras in the Spring

These are from a few weeks ago, but I wanted some nice “product” photos of some of my vintage cameras.  Just nice to have, and it always makes me appreciate the design and styling of these photographic tools.  And yes the Polaroid 100 still has a pack of Fuji FP-100C in it, a rare and […]

Thai New Year – Wat Buddha Bucha 2024

Wat Buddha Bucha Thai New Year Songkran April 7, 2024 | Decatur, GA The L/T/C New Year “season” here in Georgia normally begins at the Thai temple and runs all the way to Memorial Day(!) when folks everywhere congregate up in TN.  Today had brisk cool weather and a large turnout for the alms giving […]

Holi Color Festival – Dunwoody, GA 2024

Holi Color Festival Dunwoody Brook Run Park  |  March 24, 2024 www.worldmusicusa.com What a wonderful show of music, fun, and color!  Great turnout for the first ever Holi celebration in Dunwoody.  Thanks to everyone who asked for photos and chatted with me! How it started… The night before I wrapped my 5(!) cameras in plastic […]

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 […]

Cherry Blossoms in Bloom – 2024-03-10

Cherry blossoms (both the pure white and pink ones) are pretty much in full bloom right now in Georgia.  Which bodes well for the festival down in Macon if you’re heading down there.  If I recall it’s always been tough in recent years for the parade and festivities to perfectly line up with mother nature.  […]

Spring in Georgia + GFX

Model: Amanda  |  Gear: GFX and Nikon 50mm 1.8 Ai-S The dynamic range and tones available in the GFX raw files are something else.  Really a lot of latitude to pull back highlights in skies.

Okame Cherry Tree Portraits + Hangout

Model: Chau | Gear: Sony + Canon Lens / Canon + Nikon Lens (yes both setups manual focus on purpose) These okame cherry trees are the first to bloom in Georgia.  Sometimes as early as the first week in February, when it’s still pretty cold.  There used to be a more purple one on the […]

Spring Photos + Nikon D5300

Model: Chau | Lenses: 18-55mm kit lens and 105mm 2.8 Micro (Nikon J1 for the product shots) I would have to say I’m really enjoying using this “consumer” camera.  The Nikon colors really show up well on the LCD with the brightness at max and +2/3 EV.  Like all Nikons the default metering almost always […]

Atlanta Hanfu Festival Photos – NYE 2023

What an amazing display of culture and talent!  Thanks for having me! Here are my favorite photos (and some dreamy slow shutter videos) from a lovely evening at the theatre.  Feel free to use the images however you want (Merry Christmas) 🙂  Anyone that would like to shoot in the spring let me know! There […]

Fuji S5 Portraits Revisited

At some point I think modern camera culture will fall in line with car culture.  Folks wanting a different user experience, or just appreciate how something looks.  With cameras I think the best reason why folks should want to collect and use “old” digital cameras is because that’s the only way to get access to […]

Nikon V1 + FT1 + 18-55mm Kit Lens

The other day it dawned on me that I could use the cheap kit lens from the D5300, the ubiquitous 18-55mm on my various Nikon 1 cameras adapted with the FT1.  I’ve obviously used all of my F mount lenses on this thing for testing and goofing off purposes many times in the past but […]

Fall Photos 2023 + Nikon D5300 + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

I bought a really excellent condition Nikon D5300 and kit lens the other day.  It was too cheap to pass up and after using the exif checker, this camera had only been used for about 4000 pictures.  I thought it would be nice to have a simple light camera that has a flip out screen […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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

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 […]

Sunday Funday + Bonus Rainbow!

Thanks to Chalita and her dad for randomly stopping by the other day!  Here are some photos from a somewhat spontaneous mini adventure.  The rainbow was definitely unplanned, but for Georgia in the summer, it always has to shower unexpectedly somewhere.  Stepped out of the house with 3 cameras, and 3 different lenses.  Nikon D610 […]

Prom! – 2023-05-06 – Dillard, GA

Thanks to Olivia + Friends for wanting prom photos! Hopefully I’ll remember everyone’s names next time! 🙂 Thanks to Thomas and Ek for tagging along.  It was a fun type of super shoot with so much going at the same time and plenty of nicely dressed subjects! Thanks to everyone for posing (even those outside […]

Kodak Ultramax 400 + Nikon F100

Here are some photos from a fresh roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 on the Nikon F100 and various lenses.  About this time last year the 3 pack of Kodak could be found at Walgreens for about $18.99 down here in metro Atlanta.  Then it got jacked up to almost $28 just a few weeks later […]

Nikon 105mm 1.4E on F100 and Fuji Superia 400

Before the hurricane and tropical depression rolled in we were on our way to a nice colorful fall down here in Georgia.  But as usual, the wind and rain knocked down so much of the foliage around me.  I did manage to squeeze in some film shots alongside the normal digitals.  It’s still fun to […]