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New Gear – Olympus TG-3

Just a quick update on the gear front, I broke down and added a new camera to the stable.  My Olympus TG-3 arrived last week and I’ve yet to have the opportunity to put it through its paces, save for a few simple test shots around the house. Related Posts:A few quick thoughts on the […]


A few thoughts on radio slaves

I’m still using the Yongnuo RF-602 radio slaves that I purchased back in mid-2011.  I was still shooting with Canon gear then, so the 602s have survived not only 4 years of service, but also the transition to m4:3, and all without so much as a hiccup.  I depend on them and they’ve never let […]


Eagling frustrations

The photo above appeared in my last post about my first eagling adventure of 2015.  It’s not a great photo and isn’t hardly one of my better examples of wildlife photography.  For starters, there was too much distance between me and the eagles to really get a good shot, and I had to crop from […]


Thoughts on computers and OS

And now for something completely different.  The image above is a screenshot from the desktop of laptop running Ubuntu, which is itself a flavor of Linux.  I say flavor because that’s probably the most accurate way to describe the various Linux options (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Mint, etc). I’ve been playing with Ubuntu for a couple […]


A few thoughts on camera bodies

There was another photographer at the magazine shoot I did this past weekend.  During some of the down time, while waiting for models to finish with hair and makeup, he and I got talking and, as photogs will often do, we ended up chatting about gear for a few minutes.  It wasn’t our main topic of […]


Flashes and funny cycles

I completed my first major photo shoot of the new year on Sunday, a day-long engagement with a group of incredibly talented models and stylists for a local magazine.  Actual photos from the day will have to wait until after the publication date, which is sometime in late February, but will definitely appear as soon […]


An ugly box

Got this in the mail the other day and liked it so much that I snapped a photo of it.  Yes, on my phone.  Fair warning (if you haven’t already guessed) that this isn’t going to be a photo post; we’re talking paddling for a moment. The Ugly Box, courtesy of Austin Kayak, is one […]


Kayak Updates

Kayak season is once again over; the leaves are down, the temperatures are down with them, and we’ve already had a dusting of snow.  Pretty soon the lakes will freeze over and I’ll be walking across them where only a few months before I was paddling. My ‘yaks are stored in the garage for the […]


Gear, Gear, Gear

I’ve seen a couple of announcements on the web in the past week or so stating that the OM-D E-M5 is finally going out of production.  I don’t find this surprising, as it’s now an older model camera that was superseded by the E-M1 a while ago; at the time I thought it was interesting […]


Notes on current lenses

I’ve been paying attention to which lenses I’ve been using the past couple of months, since I started shooting regularly again.  And no real surprise, it comes down to just one: the Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 (which for those of you worried about relative focal lengths, is the m4:3 version of the venerable 70-200mm).  I’ve been […]


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