Chance for Some Night Shooting in Queens


Night Shooting in Queens:

I hang out with my best friend on Wednesdays, and we usually drive around the whole city stopping by various places to eat, hang out or explore places that we haven’t even seen yet.  Last night, we decided to stop by one of our favorite food vendors in Queens that we’ve actually been going to since college.  This guy has been around since before food vendors were hip ;).  All this guy serves is shish kabobs but they are so good! [click to continue…]


Back From Long Hiatus; Quick Walk on The High Line


A Quick Walk on The High Line:

Hey Everyone!  I’m back after a long hiatus.  Don’t worry, I wasn’t kidnapped by aliens or anything :).  For those who are frequent visitors, as you can see, my blog has gone though a lot of updates.  My brother in-law is definitely one of the coolest people I know; even though he’s a very busy person who works on his own websites, he has been kind enough to make several worthwhile improvements to my blog, both in terms of what you can see and what you can’t.  There are a few finishing touches that need to be done but those will be added over time.  Since this is my first post after the update, I thought I’d just write up something quick (like a walk on the High Line) just to get the ball rolling again, and to test out some of the new features. [click to continue…]


A Couple of Pics From an IR Converted Fuji X-E1


Fuji X-E1 IR Conversion:

This will be a quick post as I haven’t had much time to process the rest of my photos.  I just wanted to share with you all my first couple of pics from a Fuji X-E1 that has had IR conversion done to it.  I’m still getting the hang of it but it’s been a lot of fun using the IR converted X-E1.  I will probably write up a detailed user experience soon but for now, I’m just experimenting with it. [click to continue…]


Fuji XF 10-24MM f4: Shooting Architecture by Marco Sobrevinas


Note from Admin: Here’s another excellent guest post written by Marco Sobrevinas!  He previously wrote an in depth review of the Filson Magnum Harvey Messenger bag, and now he shares with us how he uses the superb Fuji XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS lens for his professional architectural work.  Enjoy, and visit his site, Eyebeam Images!  

FUJI XF 10-24MM f4: Shooting Architecture

 Fuji’s X series lens lineup (including Zeiss’s three X mount lenses) is one of the primary reasons the system has been so well received by both professionals and informed enthusiasts.  Even their first-generation line-up of primes performs very well, especially with all of the firmware updates. [click to continue…]


A Day of Fishing in Putnam County


A Day of Fishing in Putnam County:

I’ve been fishing a lot lately probably because I know the summer is coming to an end.  I used to fish all year round but I guess I’m getting older, and being on the boat all day in the freezing cold isn’t something I’m up for anymore :).  My fishing season now usually starts around March, and ends in late November.

Fishing is definitely fun but for me but it’s not necessarily about just catching fish.  It’s more about getting on the water, getting some fresh air, and clearing one’s mind.  I’ve lived in the city all of my life, and love it but I also love the outdoors.  It’s funny that I say this because I used to go to college in a very small town, which had a lot of outdoor activities but I ended up driving home a lot because I missed the city so much :).

I brought my X-E2 with the Zeiss Touit 12mm F2.8, and was originally going to bring it on the boat with me to take more photos, since the view at sunset can be breathtaking at times but I had second thoughts when I got there because I didn’t want it to smell like fish at the end of the day :).  I think one day, I’ll drive up to Putnam County (where I fish) just to take pics.  The scenery is amazing up there.  Anyway, I’ll have some cool stuff coming here soon, so stay tuned.  I hope all of you are having a great summer.  Thanks for stopping by!