Archive | July, 2016

Summer Riding

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This spring and summer has been a busy one for me and my family. There’s been soccer tournaments, tryouts, and camps for my son. We bought a home, sold a home, and moved. I’ve been going to physical therapy two to three times a week in the attempt to conquer an ongoing hip and back issue, and still trying to squeeze some rides in, mostly on Michigan dirt roads. I’ve also been trying to shoot some photos nearly every day (with varying degrees of success).

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Making Up

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I had a less than stellar mountain bike ride in the woods on Saturday, so I made up for that with a 30 mile dirt road ride through the Michigan countryside on Sunday. It was one of those rides that everything seemed to come together: weather, bike, legs, and camera. I wouldn’t say I had the best ride in the world, nor did I get the best images in the world, but I did enjoy every mile and every click of the shutter, so I guess there’s something to be said for that.

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Testing Part Two

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I am a big fan of the Fuji X series mirrorless cameras, however I was less than thrilled when my X-T10 died after just nine months of use. To make a very long story short, I ended up with a new one from Fuji. Not because they wanted to give me one, but because they sent me one by accident and threw mine away. I still plan on using the Fuji stuff, and hope to sell some stuff (my X100s and X-T10) to get an X-T2 in the future, but I wanted to add a DSLR back into the collection.

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Testing

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How do you test out a new camera? For me it’s alway to find the best model I can–Jake (the dog). After nearly sending it back due to its size, I’m pretty keen on the Nikon D7100.

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