Tag: Fuji 23mm f/2

Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ

I’m down in Arizona for business this week, but I was able to visit the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix after my last appointment yesterday. It was my second visit to the garden, but this time I took a map with me and didn’t get lost. The last time I visited, I didn’t use a ...

Downtown Tacoma Holiday Haul Crawl

Tacoma’s downtown Christmas shopping bonanza was a big nothing, but we all had a great time. Tinkertopia had a two hour workshop for the kids, while Vanessa and I were able to go out and have a wonderful lunch at En Rama – of course, I had to bring along my camera. This was the second time I had ...

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 ...

Herschel Supply Co. Little America Mid-Volume Backpack and Koolertron Camera Insert Review

I originally learned about this bag and got the idea from John Barbiaux over at photolisticlife.com. You can see his article here. He’s got a wonderful blog and is very responsive to questions. I recommend giving him a read and a subscribe. It started when I was Googling for a camera backpack to use on ...

Can you use your Leica M camera and lenses in the rain and near the beach?

This question is one that I’ve been pondering as we enter the rainy season here in the Puget Sound and as I plan for an upcoming trip to Maui. If you read various forums and blogs, you’ll see some people saying that the Leica M240 and Leica M262 have weather sealing. However, Leica doesn’t have ...