Virginia State Fair (2018)

It seemed like not long ago when Amy and I went to our first State Fair together around this time last year. It was a fun experience and it was something that we would not mind going to every year as the Fall season begin to roll in with the crisp air, lack of humidity,…

Morning Hike – Beaverdam Resorvoir

I’m an outdoors guy in general. To me, there is nothing better and relaxing than being outside and absorbing all the visceral senses. The warmth of the sun. The wetness from the rain. The breeze against your face on warm day. This penchant for sunlight and fresh air partially led me to photography in the…

A Short Vacation – Weekend in New York City

It was one of those rare weekends when I had a gap between my graduate class ending and before starting my next class. To take advantage of this free time, Amy and I had decided to take a trip to New York City (Chelsea to be specific) for the weekend since we both wanted to…

Birthday Weekend: Day Date with Amy

I’ve really been slacking with updating this place with my recently happenings, especially since my birthday was this past weekend. Amy and I both called off work on Friday so that we could just spend the day together out in the city. So where did we end up going? Georgetown. What we weren’t prepared for…

Friday Happy Hour – Ocelot Brewery and Leicas

You know what I love about having happy hour with a group of friends that all happen to love photography? It turns into our own low key version of “Beers and Cameras” and today’s location was at Ocelot Brewery, located in the industrial park area of Dulles, Virginia.

First Impressions: Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.2 PRO

Olympus recently announced two new flagship prime lenses for their professional Micro 4/3 collection of lenses and I was able to pick one up today to compare to my excellent Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH. I took the lens out immediately after picking one up and here are two examples with my E-M5…

Photo Comparison: Carl-Zeiss vs. Leica

As a former Sony APS-C (A6000) and full-frame (A7 II ) shooter, I’ve had my fair share of experiences using excellent Zeiss lenses like the legendary Sonnar 55mm f/1.8, Distagon 35mm f/1.4, and the Sonnar 35mm f/2.8. I loved the contrasty colors and the sharpness of the lens and I once you’re accustom to such…

Launch Day: iPhone X – Smooth Apple

I was some of the lucky people that were able to pick up Apple’s new iPhone X on launch day without waiting 4-6 weeks because I was fortunate to be eligible under the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program. This allowed me to reserve a pre-order spot for the specs of my choosing ahead of the Friday…

Virginia State Fair: Day Date with Amy

Recently I’ve been suffering from GAS with my penchant for fine glass(es) for my Olympus PEN-F and the currently flavor that I’ve been obsessing over are the Leica lenses that are available for the Micro 4/3 camera systems by Panasonic. If you’ve read my previous blog post about the exotic Leica DG NOCTICRON 42.5 f/1.2,…