Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rainy Days – A #WE35 Equipment Update


The rainy world outside from inside my Tacoma

I am in the very slow process of migrating away from Nikon and dslr’s to Sony and mirrorless technology.  As I said, this is going to be a very slow process, mainly do to budget and how much it costs to switch systems, but I have made the first step and picked up a Sony a6000, which is their flagship crop sensor camera, at least for now.

One of my goals for the new a6000 was to use it as my primary camera for this years #WE35 project, which I am a part of.  I started the project using my Nikon D610 and a Nikon 35mm f2 lens.  While I really do like this combo, I really did want to find something much smaller and lighter.  My new kit consists of the Sony a6000 and an old, pre-ai, Nikon 24mm 2.8 lens.

I am a huge fan of old Nikon glass. IMO, while a lot of the new lenses are amazing, the old Nikon glass is special.  The design and attention to detail on these old lenses is something we just don’t see with things manufactured today, regardless of how expensive they are.

Ok, with all that said, you might be wondering why I am sharing an image of a rainy windshield with this post, and it is actually quite simple, we have had a lot of rainy days recently and this is really the only chance I have had to shoot with my new setup. :-)

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Leo Forest

Leo Forest

The cargo ship Leo Forest at dock at the Port of Olympia, in Olympia, WA

No matter how long I lived in Arizona there was absolutely ZERO chance that I would be able to walk downtown, and I mean to any downtown in the entire state, and see something like the Leo Forest parked there.

However, living in a town like Olympia, that is something that isn’t really that big of a deal, but I will be honest, I always love seeing the big cargo ships at the port.  Regardless of what you think about the cargo they carry, some of it can be controversial, having an active port is economically good for a town the size of Olympia.  Not only that, it is just freaking cool to see those big ships.


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