As I passed the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen at Yosemite national park I overheard her talking with her friends. “This trail isn’t that hard, when I was training for my second Iron Man race….” I wanted to throw a squirrel at her but unfortunately I couldn’t catch one. The hike to the summit of Half Dome is considered to be the most difficult … Continue reading Yosemite National Park Half Dome Hike
Three Months living in a van and I’m still alive and not regretting it. Complete with 70’s shag carpet, vans are once again becoming part of our culture. As retirement was going on it’s 3rd year I chose this lifestyle with the hope of discovering where I belong. Still searching for that answer I continue to explore and add more memories and experiences to my … Continue reading Three months of vanlife
And I thought I hated cooking two weeks ago. My second week in the van has revealed to me that I hate cooking even more now. My refrigerator is stocked to resemble my Italian Grandma’s whenever we went to visit. She stuffed so much food in there that the shelves literally sagged! Now I regress to the times of college when I lived with a … Continue reading Food caves and hookers oh my!
As this day comes to an end, so does my first week of van life. What is van life you ask? Simply put I have given up on the typical failing American dream and instead of living in a traditional home I have chosen to live in my van. The change is dramatic and requires a new way of thinking and approaching my day … Continue reading A new life adventure
Here is a real short review of the new Nikon D850, it’s simply another great update from Nikon. As always in my reviews I don’t care if the manufacturer gave me a camera free or if I had to buy it myself, I tell the brutal truth, good and bad. keep in mind that I took it out of the box and ran right out … Continue reading Nikon D850 First quick review
ok, so i ordered the new Nikon 70-200mm f4 from amazon and compared it to my older 70-200mm 2.8 VR II. the results were pretty clear and simple, the 2.8 is a sharper lens. i put my nikon d800E on a tripod. i set it to iso 1000 since i was inside, just one overhead light. i set it to aperture priority at f4 … Continue reading Nikon 70-200mm f4 vs 70-200 f2.8
Ok, this is HUGE to me. I have finally figured out how to transfer pictures from my ipad directly to an external hard drive. Now, to clarify this for those that don’t get what I mean. Lets say I’ve been out shooting all day and I have filled up a memory card. Well, I want a safe backup, I go back to the hotel and … Continue reading How to download photos FROM an iPad directly TO an external hard drive!!!
Antarctica is a wonderful continent and one of the only places on this planet where nature truly feels untouched. The remoteness of the region makes getting there a challenge and that really keeps the tourists and world population away. I traveled there on a large cruise type ship and the entire time I was there I only saw two other vessels. Truly an amazing world … Continue reading Antarctica travel
Today we’re going to talk about art and the Zen of processing. There are many opinions out there on processing after you get that awesome shot in the middle of nowhere. Some people think that the best picture is completely unedited with no modifications from Photoshop or any other software. Some see no problem with editing and making adjustments or enhancements. Remember as you read … Continue reading
Landscape photography is one of my most favorite subjects. From the beaches and coastlines of Big Sur, California to the lighthouses of the Northeast, landscapes make up our world. Everyone looks at them but few can capture the magnitude. Here are some tips to help you improve your landscape work and get the most out of your time 1. Wake up before the sun comes … Continue reading 10 Tips for Better Landscape Photography