Comcast Gigabit Internet and 10 Gbps Networking Problems and Solutions

Faster internet – sounds simple enough. When I logged in to my Comcast account, there was an option to upgrade to gigabit internet for an additional monthly cost. My modem was on the approved list, I agreed to the terms, clicked some buttons and I thought I’d be good to go. What could possibly go ...

22nd Wedding Anniversary in Tacoma

The plan was to go out to the museum and then out to lunch (without the kids) downtown, but we were only able to do the museum since the restaurant wasn’t seating customers – yes, we checked the website. Fortunately, we were able to eat out at another restaurant that day. Still, we had a ...

Anya’s 9th Birthday

Zookeeper’s hands on goat experience, the zoo, friends, and Pick Quick. Vanessa made a tie-dye birthday cupcake filled with Skittles. Shot with the Nikon Z6, 24-70mm f/2.8 S, and edited in Lightroom for the iPad.

Carpinito Bros Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

It’s a beautiful day here in the Pacific NW, and this week it’s going to be in the high 70s and even hit 80 degrees! Normally, it’s rainy and cold this time of year (we had that last week). Well, we got there early, got our pumpkins and did the maze before the crowds picked ...

Autumn and Smoke – Some iPhone Photos

Some photos shot with my iPhone using Lightroom DNG for taking the pictures these last few weeks. Autumn came early, and then we were stuck inside for almost two weeks due to the smoke pollution from all the forest fires.

Testing Out the New Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fuji

While I really enjoy shooting with the Fuji XF series of cameras, their older lenses like the 23mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/1.4 could really use a refresh of weather sealing and faster autofocusing motors. Also, they’re priced quite high compared to similar focus lengths for full frame systems. I would dare say they are overpriced. ...

8K 24P Fuji X-T4 Kaza Leather Case Review. The Controversy About Soft Shutter Releases. Thumb Grips!

Disclaimer: I shot this video after work, dadding, karate class, and probably later in the day than I should have. Please ignore the hair.

Testing the Fuji 27mm at the Federal Way Rhododendron Garden Review

Arguably one of the worst lenses for the Fuji X-Mount, I bought one used. After testing it out, I can say for certain, it isn’t one of their best. Still, I like it! Here are my random thoughts on this lens: It’s lightweight Small Flares (can be a good thing creatively) Slow focusing Cheap Sharp(ish) ...

Canon EOS R5 8K DCI RAW Processing Considerations, Issues, and Workaround DaVinci Resolve / FCPX 8K

This video was edited on a PC using an i7 8700k processor, 1080 ti, and 64 GB of RAM using DaVinci Resolve. I edited it on a 4K timeline, then switched the project to 8K (with 25% preview quality under playback settings), had to reboot because I kept getting memory errors, then exported with the ...

Owens Beach and Point Defiance Dahlia and Rose Garden

Just Anya and me going for a Sunday walk on the beach at low tide, checking out the blooming dahlias and roses nearby at Point Defiance, and then getting some burgers at Pick Quick. The Fuji X100V did great for an outing like this, lightweight, fun, plenty of manual controls, and good for macro distances ...

High Rock Lookout

While a fairly short trail at 3.1 miles (round trip), it’s a bit steep at 1,300 feet in elevation gain. Eric, has done this hike many a time – even at night, but this was my first time. There’s nothing too interesting photographically until you’re near the top, then there’s a beautiful view of Mt. ...

Crystal Mountain Trail

This was the first time that we’ve been up to Crystal Mountain. It was a bit expensive to ride the gondola up, but worth doing once. I figured it would be easier to hike down the almost six miles than to hike up it, but it was still a nice workout. It was a hike ...

How to Edit 8K DCI RAW from the Canon EOS R5 in DaVinci Resolve 16 with Good Performance

In this video, I share my workflow on how to edit the RAW footage from the EOS R5. If you have any suggestions on how I can improve my workflow, please share it below.

8K Leather Half Case Reviews Kaza Fuji X T4, Gariz Fuji X100V, Sony a7RIV, Lim’s Nikon Z6. EOS R5 RAW

In this video, I review and discuss various leather half cases as well as soft shutter release buttons and thumb rests. Lots of non essential photography gear that enhance the user experience.

Roslyn, WA with the Viltrox 33mm f/1.4

We just returned from a couple of days in historic Roslyn. It’s a place where they filmed Northern Exposure – a television show that I’ve never seen. The weather was sunny and hot! However, we managed to do some light hiking, see the sights, eat some ice cream, and even wade in a very chilly ...