Saturday, November 23, 2019

Enjoying Mirrorless Again, Full-Frame This time

When I started this blog, years ago, I was immersed in mirrorless technology as an early adopter of Micro 4/3.  Gradually, I moved away from mirrorless cameras, back to full-frame digital (Nikon DSLR, Leica M9) and film of various formats.

Well, I've come full-circle in a way.  Now I'm back to mirrorless digital, but with the full-frame Nikon Z6. 

I'm thoroughly enjoying adapted lenses and manual focus digital again.  Here's a shot I made this evening with the Z6 and a Rolleiflex SL (QBM) mount Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 50mm f/1.8 lens.  

I now have adapters for Nikon F, Rolleiflex SL (QBM), Leica M and Pentax K lenses to mount on the Z6.  Lots of fun ahead!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lee How Fook's

"...gonna get a big plate of beef chow mein" - by the late, great, Warren Zevon, "Werewolves of London."

As seen in Philadelphia this weekend.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Moment It Pops

A little mini-project I shot in Tokyo.  Watching the umbrellas pop open as people left the train station, I felt like I was surrounded by flowers popping out in early spring.  Be sure to hear the audio of the umbrellas opening and the rain coming down.  

Monday, May 28, 2018

Bull Run Creek

I made this shot with the Olympus TG-5 waterproof camera, which I bought and tested today.  The camera is quite nice, and importantly, unlike my Panasonic TS-6, produces raw files.  And, it has a fast f/2 lens.  The 12 megapixel (relatively low pixel count) helps the small sensor to minimize noise, too.

In any case, here's a Lightroom "IR" interpretation of a shot I made of a tree across Bull Run Creek at Manassas National Battlefield:

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Slideshow Videos - Beast Coast 2018 Parkour Event

These "videos" were made from sequences of stills shot with the Nikon D810 and 20mm f1.8 Nikkor lens, made into slideshows and recorded as videos in Lightroom.  Fun stuff.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Loudoun County in Spring

Here's my latest 6x12 image, shot on 120 size Fuji Velvia 50 transparency film, using my Horseman FA 4x5 camera.

Velvia expertly processed by Praus Productions ( and scanned on my Epson V750 scanner.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Boy, Have I Been (Digital)lazy!

I have been pursuing analog (film) photography to a great extent for a long time now, and neglecting to scan or post images.

At the moment, I'm really getting into shooting large format (4x5), mostly black and white, and darkroom printing with real chemicals.  In fact, I'm leaving soon for a five day long large format film workshop in Yosemite National Park.  Can't wait!

However, I did purchase a 6x12 panoramic back for my Horseman FA 4x5 camera.  Here are some shots I made on Velvia 50 transparency film with that rig, on a recent hike up Maryland Heights at Harpers Ferry, WV.  All shots were made with a Rodenstock APO Sironar-N 135mm lens designed for 4x5.

These were processed by The Darkroom (, and scanned on my Epson V750 scanner, using the Lomography Digitaliza film holder and SilverFast software.