Monthly Archives: March 2015

New Life For Old Glass

Blue Olympia

Downtown Olympia at night

I am planning on a blog post about my move away from Nikon and dslr cameras to the world of Sony and mirrorless, but as you have probably noticed I haven’t been updating things around here much lately.  It has been a combination of things, much like it has been since the first of the year, with the dogs being sick or broken, my day job being hectic at times, and lately a touch of the flu.

I did want to share this image though that I made with an old Nikon 105mm lens.  One of the things that I am loving about moving to mirrorless is that these old lenses, which I love, are getting a whole new life.  They work my my modern dslr cameras, but they really shine on the mirrorless ones.

I guess I will leave that as a teaser for my upcoming post about the move. :-)

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Yet Another Seattle Skyline Image

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Yet Another Seattle Skyline Image

I know what you are thinking, “great, another image of the Seattle skyline from Kerry Park,” and you would be right, I am sharing yet another image of the Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park. :-)

I made this image this past weekend while some friends from Arizona were in town on vacation.  Kerry Park is one of those places that if you visit Seattle and you own a camera, you need to shoot from.  It is one of those iconic photo spots that are part of just about every photo guide you will ever come across.  The reason that I am sharing this image, aside from the fact that I really like it, is that it was captured with my new Sony a6000 camera and the Sigma 60mm Art Series Lens.

Saturday was the first opportunity I have had to get out and do a real photowalk with this new camera and I couldn’t be happier. Spending hours wandering around downtown Seattle, and then up to Kerry Park, was so much more enjoyable when you are carrying small, lightweight, gear instead of a full on dslr kit.  Not only is the a6000 a truly amazing camera, the $200 Sigma art series lenses are lightweight and razor sharp.  Combine them and you have a pretty amazing piece of kit coming in at under $800.

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Under The Dome

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Under The Dome

Today’s blog image takes us under the dome of the Washington State Capitol building here in Olympia.

This image is from a recent photowalk I took around the capitol campus as part of the #WE35 project I am a part of.

I have a few “favorite” images from that days walk, but I keep coming back to this one as maybe being at the top of the list.  There is something about this image that reminds me of being on a very old European church.

I hope you enjoy it and who knows, maybe there will be a color image returning to the blog soon, but I can promise at least a few more black and white ones.

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