Tag: Adobe Lightroom

Memorial Day Fun and a Review of the Ricoh GR III

5/28/2019 update. This entire review was done on the default firmware 1.0 that shipped with the camera. I found out after my initial review, that there have been two minor firmware updates. I’ll need to do a follow up article in the following weeks to come with the newest updated firmware. I’ve been using the ...

Ballard Farmers Market and Uwajimaya with the Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM

Sunday mornings are typically for karate. Most Sundays, I attend a 7 a.m. class for adults, and then assist with three kids classes afterwards. However, the dojo was closed for the entire Memorial Day Weekend. Because of this, we got an early start and headed up to Seattle to go to the Ballard Farmers Market. ...

Olive Branch Cafe and Tea Room and Dorky’s with the Ricoh GR III – First Outing

This was my first outing with the Ricoh GR III. I’ve been in the market for a compact camera for a while – since all my other cameras and lenses are quite large. While my iPhone Xs Max does great in a pinch, it’s no substitute for a dedicated camera. What appealed to me about ...

Amazon Spheres in Seattle. Handheld HDR Photos Processed in Lightroom CC

The Spheres is a building designed for relaxing Amazon employees. It’s a very chic building with plenty of places to relax, work, or get a coffee and snack. It’s an architectural marvel. Fortunately, they open it up twice a month for the public to come visit. You can get reservations for free online, but they ...

Backyard fun with the Sony a9 with Firmware 5.0 and Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE

I repurchased the Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 yesterday (used off of Offer Up). It was a deal I couldn’t pass up and in like new condition. While it might not be the sharpest 35mm lens I’ve ever used (I’ll give that to the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II), it does quite well! These were mostly all ...

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 ...