Tag: Adobe Lightroom

Fuji 8-16mm f/2.8 First Outing

I’ll be writing up a review of this lens in the future, but for now, here’s my initial outing with the lens. We headed to the Tacoma Art Museum and then Dorky’s (a video game arcade) today. Images were processed using Lightroom for iPad. The videos are straight out of the camera (Eterna mode) with ...

2019 Snowmageddon

It’s the snowpocalypse of the Pacific Northwest!

Protzel’s Delicatessen – St. Louis

After a morning and afternoon of walking around St. Louis, it was time for my final tourist destination – a Kosher Deli. Beef tongue sandwich with deli mustard on rye? Yes, please! I’ll also have a pickled tomato with a celery flavored soda. Plus, some chopped liver and bagel chips to go. I almost forgot, ...

St. Louis Zoo

Seriously, who goes to an outdoor zoo on a freezing cold day? Nobody! There were probably less than forty people throughout the entire zoo that day. Why did I even go? It was just down the street from the museum, it had free admission, and people had raved about online. As far as zoos go, ...

St. Louis Art Museum

It was now Tuesday. One more day to play before attending classes and training. However, today was going to be colder than the day before. What to do as a tourist on a very cold day? The Art Museum! It’s easily the best museum that I’ve ever walked through. Amazingly, it’s free! They had a ...

Missouri Botanical Garden – St. Louis

Where else do you go on a cold winter day in St. Louis? An outdoor botanical garden of course! Today alone, my Fuji X-T3 and 23mm f/2 had already been rained on, now time for some cold weather. It was COLD outside – cold with a capital BRRRRR! Luckily, the rest of the time, I ...

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

This is a must see in St. Louis – just amazing! The light inside is quite dim, so I had to shoot with a slow shutter speed and high ISO. I really wish the Fuji X-T3 had in body image stabilization. Ideally, this would have been a great place for a tripod and to shoot ...

Gateway Arch Park – St Louis, MO

Upon leaving the Old Cathedral, you’re right near the Arch. Around the park, there’s a staircase that leads down to the waterfront. The shore/beach is unlike any other beach I’ve seen – no dirt or sand, but cobblestone. Before heading into and up the Arch, I took a stroll through the park. Too bad it ...

The Old Cathedral The Basilica Of Saint Louis, King Of France

After leaving the old Courthouse, I walked towards the Gateway Arch to The Old Cathedral – The Basilica Of Saint Louis, King Of France. Like the Old Courthouse, there were only a few people there. Again, the time to come here and visit, is on a cold Monday morning.

Old Courthouse – St Louis, MO

This past week, I was in St. Louis doing for some additional job training. I flew in a few days early though so I could have fun being a tourist. It was cold, but still it was a nice town to visit. Monday and Tuesday were my only days to explore, so I decided to ...

Nikon Z 6 and 35mm f/1.8 Z Review – Disney New Years Cruise

Intro During the New Years holiday, my family and I went on a Disney cruise to the Caribbean. Throughout the holiday, I shot exclusively with the Nikon Z 6 and the 35mm f/1.8 S lens. I shot this combo both indoors and outdoors, as well as in a variety of different lighting conditions. I shot ...

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 Review – South Beach Miami Day 2

This was my first outing with the Nikon Z6 and 24-70mm f/4 lens. It’s quite a decent kit lens, but I wouldn’t go out and buy it by itself. It’s really nothing more than a kit lens to be used for travel and casual photography. To that end, it does just fine. Since the widest ...

Tacoma Glass Museum – Nikon D850 and 50mm f/1.2 AI-S

This was my first time going out and shooting with a manual focus lens on the D850. I’m used to shooting with a mirrorless camera that gives real-time exposure feedback, or modern Nikon lenses on the D850 that really make great use of the camera’s metering system. I was getting inconsistent exposure results shooting with ...

Skylum Aurora HDR 2019 Review

During my email conversations with Skylum staff over the past couple of months, I was offered the opportunity to review their newest HDR software. Since I’m always looking for ways to improve my images, I was more than happy to! Truth be told, I’m not one for HDR editing. I’ve played with it in the ...

Sunday at the Puyallup Fair

All the photos in this gallery were shot with the Panasonic G9 and Olympus 25mm f/1.2. Even though the JPEGs out of the camera looked really nice, I actually ended up using the RAW files. The pictures were developed in Lightroom using the Camera Natural preset (no tweaks), and then I ran them through Athentech ...