Here are my favourite shots from this year in no particular order
This weekend we went out on a surprisingly cold evening to see the lantern display at the LA Arboretum. I took my Olympus Pen-f digital fitted with the 7artisans 25mm lens. (These images are resized for web JPEGs straight out of the camera as I am without photo editing capability this week)
I recently went on a trip to Oahu, Hawaii and we visited the memorial at Pearl Harbor. Not being an American I wasn’t really sure what to expect; other than a few general facts here and there I didn’t really know very much about it; I am guessing if I had been raised here, much more of that history would have been ingrained in me.
I had a few minutes to spare on my way to the UK on a recent trip and couldn’t resist braving the heat outside and get a few pictures of the Theme building which is situated at the centre of the LAX airport complex.
This is an iconic building and classic mid-century ‘googie’ design; I’d love to get inside someday.
All pictures shot on Olympus Pen-F Digital
My wife and I have a certain fondness for otters – sea otters to be specific (although European and fresh water otters are just as nice but less accessible for us in California). We have seen otters many times in the various aquariums we have visited and love to share pictures with each other we find online.
Last month we planned a visit to Monterey and the Aquarium there, which has a good otter rehab and release program. Continue reading “Pictures of otters!”
I went to Phoenix for Thanksgiving and we were invited out to see bull riding; which is kinda what an ignorant person like me would refer to as Rodeo.
This was a somewhat casual/for-fun event and it happens every Friday night at the Buffalo Chip Saloon
I didn’t know quite what to expect and definitely didn’t dress appropriately for the cold evening in November, but is was a fun event for sure and worth a visit. I would advise getting to your seats early if you want a decent view; it is extremely popular and busy.
Of course I took a camera; my trust Pen-F Digital and managed to capture this picture of a young boy with (I think) his Grandfather
I have no real idea why I bought this; it was completely on a whim. I have a perfectly good (better) digital camera that I love so this really is a mystery.
It happened in a kind of blur… I read a couple of reviews and then fatally checked out that auction site… some days later a package arrived on my doorstep.
Apart from my Nikonos underwater cameras I have never been a Nikon owner.
I guess what interested me about this camera was the look it has; very simple minimalist lines (a sleek black slightly round cube). Continue reading “Cameras: Nikon 1 V1”
I’m not really one for product reviews other than trying to document my own collection of old cameras but I got this lens recently and I am impressed.
7artisans appeared on my horizon only very recently and I have to admit I was almost completely ignorant of them, I guess because I don’t really follow the latest equipment publications and reviews. I don’t know why but I was browsing B&H and saw this lens, thought “oh that’s that manufacture I have seen recently” then I saw the price; Continue reading “7artisans 25mm 1.8 lens on my Pen-f digital”
I took this one evening on a walk around the city of Chicago, feels like something from a ’60s sci-fi series.
This is another picture from the Burbank Post office, I really like this composition and the way the shadows fall from this balcony.
It’s been just over six months since I got rid of my dSLR and went mirrorless with the Olympus Pen-F so I figured it was time to review.
My main reason for changing was the bulk and weight of the Canon (with the Sigma lens) I had which, due in part to how I carried the camera, was actually causing physical pain – even when I wasn’t holding it. It seemed to me that mirrorless Continue reading “6 months of going mirrorless with the Olympus Pen-F”
Okay done it, pulled the trigger and I now have a smart new camera to play with; very exited 🙂 Continue reading “Mirrorless: final chapter.. or just the beginning”