All things considered, build, assembly, materials, the iPhone X feels more like an evolution of the iPhone 4 design language than its immediate predecessors.
Light trail photos from Pike Place MarketFront in Seattle. The ability to shoot this photo will soon disappear as the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be replaced with a tunnel in 2018, then torn down in 2019, eliminating most traffic light trails in this scene. I wanted to catch this defining Seattle scene before it ceases to exist.
I decided to go out and practice some street photography on halloween day. it was early afternoon when I walked down to Cafe Umbria in Occidental Park with my gear. I ordered a latte and sat down at a table outside to see how many people I could capture in their costumes.
My first ever digital camera was a Fujifilm FinePix MX700, purchased from the BX while stationed at Misawa AFB, Japan in 1998. I used that camera long after far better cameras came out; the pace of digital imaging back then moving at breakneck pace. It appealed to me because of its all aluminum chassis and... Continue Reading →
I'll begin with the obvious: yes, it's looks like a clown shoe when mounted on the X-T20 and is as balanced as an axe. However, the fact is this is Fujifilm's self-proclaimed "flagship standard zoom" lens. based on the objective measures, it's by far and away their sharpest, most accurate lens in their lineup. it's... Continue Reading →
I've always been interested in photography but never had the patience to learn the basics. when i was in my pre-teens, my father bought a Canon AE-1 for himself based on the recommendation of my uncle. he just wanted a quality camera to take family photos. mind you, this was back in the 80's, nearly... Continue Reading →
a few years ago, fitbit was on a roll making a range of low-cost activity monitors that everyone was gifting to their elderly parents. product evangelists were photographed wearing them everywhere. even if you didn't run for fun, you probably had one to count your daily steps to and from your car. it was ugly... Continue Reading →
so far, bloggers and self-aggrandizing industry "experts" have unanimously proclaimed the Apple Watch to lack a killer app... the imaginary tool or function that makes it a "must have" gadget. sorry folks, but it's not coming. ever. at least not a single, universal capability that sends everyone out to wait in line on launch day. ... Continue Reading →
it's been nearly a year since I received my preordered Apple Watch and here's what I've observed. I've worn it almost daily, which I haven't done since I was in the military as use of a wrist watch became superfluous with the ubiquitous cellphone. it's even gotten me interested in wristwatches as I've caught myself... Continue Reading →