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Rekindling the passion

Its kind of interesting how life puts certain stops in ones life and doing something you absolutely love takes the back burner to other important issues. But a passion is a passion and passions never die. The desire to photograph has been with me for these last 2-3 years constantly. I’m always viewing, framing, and doing color palettes in my brain as I scans scenes everywhere, its a very abstract process but one I’m sure its familiar for readers of this space and elsewhere. Its like if you have a little robot that unconsciously turns its head in a panning direction constantly and just reads the data and makes no judgement, just scanning shapes and light, and forming sketches in my mind, that’s the best way I can describe it. Well, I finally decided to put an end to that robot and kick it up a few notches and rekindle the passion with my beloved Fuji X Series cameras. Last time I shot Fuji, I was shooting with the great XT1 and the X100S so …

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My Father – New Horizons

As I mentioned in a previous post my father recently underwent brain surgery. Imagine going in for a routine MRI because you’ve had some slight headaches and they tell you that you can’t go home because a few doctors must see you. Well, that was two weeks and a lot has happened. To say it that it was one of the most stressful situations I’ve ever encountered is an understatement. My father, always a stoic man, and all of a sudden a brain surgery is forthcoming, wow. I’m glad to report that his surgery went very well and he’s recovering in his home. Throughout these two weeks that I practically lived at the hospital and I took a chance to document the whole journey and I’ll be sharing that photoessay soon. I have to cull through 1500 images and select “X” to share this story. The goal is of this essay is to bring awareness to head injuries that might seem trivial but could have massive repercussion in someone’s health. The essay is forthcoming and …

Aside: The Power of Love

Its difficult to concentrate on other things when one of the human beings you love the most, my father, is going through a trying time. That’s my father laying in bed reading a newspaper and just trying to relax while he waits for his scheduled surgery next week. Having brain surgery is probably one of the most difficult things to do as a medical practitioner and neurosurgeons are certainly up right up there. I pray that God puts his on my father and on the hands of the neurosurgeon that will be operating on him to stop his bleeding. Pray for him! See you all soon. Readers of this blog know that photography for me is an expressive art and that it soothes my soul and if I get the courage, I’ll share more of this story when I get the latest addition to my Fuji Kit ― the XF35mm 1.4. I’ll be back!

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Photography with Intention

Reading Why What Works from Michael Reichmann Why do some photographs succeeded and some not? Indeed, what makes a good photograph? Why are some worth looking at, thinking about, admiring or even hating? Why do some (most?) not even merit a second glance? Are there rules, and who makes the rules? Then, if there are rules – who even cares? Isn’t it enough to just do one’s thing?

Panasonic GF1, Olympus 50mm 1.8


I still remember tinkering with WordPress about 5 years. I knew very little and I took a long time to even learn what CSS meant. Fast forward to today and the story has changed and so has my favorite blogging platform – WordPress. A few years ago if you wanted to have a customized version of anything one had to go the self hosted route. These days, is on the forefront of bringing useful tools and themes for all type of bloggers, creatives(photographers), and organizations. I recently took a look at the root of my server’s host and was horrified with its nested sub- domains and domains. Trust me, it was not a pretty site. So once again I took a little cyber stroll at the latest themes and instantly fell in love with this current design. I no longer needed a separate urls (domain) to host my growing portfolio images and blog as they will all live here happily ever after and with a better organization structure. With that said, will …

Olympus E-PL2, 20mm, Panasonic, m43 Portrait

The More I Photograph

The more I photograph and the more I learn to post process, the more I realize I have so much more to learn. Just when you think you’re getting there ( not that I was) or at least feeling a bit more comfortable because I have to perfectly honest – I am feeling more comfortable with my photography, boom, a wrench is thrown into the mix and a blinding flash of the obvious strikes, well at least that’s how I feel. Anyway, I’m enjoying the ride and continue to learn as I go. I get emails asking me how I did this or how I did that, setting, etc. and all of that is important to a certain extent but most of the time its not. Its one’s own style to determines the actual rhythm of your workflow and now I understand why togs are so hesitant to divulge their presets. Do I agree with those, well to each its own. If you want mine, I’ll reply back, its really not that out of this …