My Hike Movement

September 02, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Last Friday - just 3 days ago - I headed to one of my favorite places in the wilderness. I was there earlier this year when there was still snow in a lot of places on the trail. But last week, as Summer ended and the last of the mosquitos died, a newer, bigger Autumn enthusiasm arrived once again for the wild places of the PNW. My impression is th...
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Lights

August 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I took over a room in our house for a small studio, and I've got lights and modifiers, etc. But the bedroom light was the typical fixture and it was always in the way and getting bumped. So I installed a round LED light from Home Depot, thinking it would just be a utility, flush to the ceiling. But it is color balanced and bright, so last night I g...
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R.I.P. Instagram, facebook. Breaking up with you was the best thing I've done in 2018.

June 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
It may sound like I'm still obsessed with IG if I'm still talking about it two months later, but nothing could be further from the truth. I only bring it up because I noticed my May post about it, and thought I should offer a follow-up. What can I say? I don't miss it. I would make the same decision today. I am still hiking, still photographing. B...
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Great glass: Sony G-Master lenses

May 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Have you ever rented or borrowed an amazing lens? I borrowed the Sony FE 70-200 f/2.8 GM lens from a (good) friend today. I'm speechless. I want to say, "There's no going back" but there's really no way forward. I just have to enjoy it while I have it. I already own the F/4, and the differences, I'm sorry to say, go way beyond the f stop. The zoom...
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3 reasons why I killed my Instagram

May 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
In 2017 I read more than one blog post or article about how Instagram is killing stuff, impacting things, etc. I've seen several themes: IG is negatively impacting The Wilderness: Trails are getting overrun by would-be adventurers. People are ending up needing to be rescued from cliffs and ledges and mountain tops because they came unprepared with...
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