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The Happy Dog

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Chasing Suki around at the beach with a telephoto lens during the last few minutes of sunset reminded me of what a happy dog she is. No matter how much negativity I encounter in the world, I can always count on her positive energy and her uplifting spirit.

Taken by the wife with her cell phone. Hah!

Dogs are absolute treasures. Never take them for granted.

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November 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Going Wide With The M3

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I borrowed a 21mm lens from a friend and shot a few frames with it with the Leica M3 this past week. Focusing with the rangefinder and composing with the hot shoe mounted viewfinder turned out to be a very interesting shooting experience:

The 21mm is really wide, so I couldn’t really use it for the whole roll. Switched back to my 50 Lux after a few frames:

This (above) is normally how Suki reacts when I try to photograph her.

Images: Leica M3 +  Zeiss 21mm f/4.5 ZM / Summilux 50mm f/1.4 | Kodak Portra 160

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September 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

One Big Light, One Little Shiba

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Nikon D3x | 24-70mm f2.8 

No light, no matter how big, is ever big enough for a Shiba Inu.

Happy shooting this weekend =)

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June 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Rangefindin’

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Leica M9 + 50mm f/2 Summicron | 1/250 sec, f/2.4, ISO 400

With their retro, rangefinder-like designs, it would seem inevitable that cameras like the X100 or XPRO-1 would cause many to think of Leica’s M series. While I love the Fuji cams, shooting an M is a very, very different experience. Not everyone responds to rangefinder cameras the same way, and shooting with one is not everyone’s cup of tea, but shooting with the M9? Love it.

This little guy isn’t Suki. Just another beautiful Shiba we ran into the park. =)

Good night, and happy shooting this week!

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All Images: Leica M9 with Summicron-M 50mm f/2

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April 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Some Weekend Bokeh

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Nikon D800 + Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF .2 | 1/1600th sec f/1.4 ISO100 (24 image stitch)

Just a couple Bokeh Panoramas I was working on over the weekend. I can see how generating these kinds of images can get super addictive! The beautiful TLR the wife is holding above is yet another camera I found by digging through my parents’ basement. It’s absolutely beautiful, and I can’t wait to post my results from it.


Nikon D800 + Nikkor 200mm f/2 VR II | 1/500th sec f/2 ISO400 (too-many-image stitch)

Next, I’m working on a ridiculous-as-possible bokeh pano of Suki. Still a work in progress…

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April 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Hanging Out. That’s it.

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  Fuji XPRO-1 + 35mm f/1.4 XF R 

Sundays. They’re always extremely, incredibly, ridiculously busy. But not this past Sunday, when we decided to do absolutely nothing. at. all. Except for hang out at Four Barrel. Hey, we all need a lazy day to recharge every now and then, don’t we?

Forgot to charge the XPRO-1 after shooting with it the night before, so it died before I could take more than one frame (above). Doh. Took the following spread with the X100, which I still love! Hey, it’s lighter, smaller, quieter, and at least to me, prettier than the new XPRO, so it stays in the bag:


 Fuji X100

I always get a kick out of how much attention Suki gets when she’s around crowds of people.

“Is that a fox-wolf-coyote-jindo-akita-teddy-bear-basenji-finnish-spitz!?!?! No wait, isn’t that one of them Shibu Ibubus?!?!?!?!?!” Followed by lots of pats on her head and scratches behind her ears. She loves it.


 Fuji X100

Not a good year for Suki so far, though. She’ll be out of commission for two weeks while she recovers from yet another bout with allergies that flared up right after we enjoyed this one lazy day together. Cone of shame!

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April 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Forgotten Keepers

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Every now and then I go through and purge “junk” images from my archives, and as I’m deleting the throw-away images, I always discover forgotten keepers like these shots of Suki. The one up top has some weird flare in the frame, but I love Suki’s expression. Taken with my now retired Nikon D300s and Tokina 50-135. Two strobes to my right are combating the really bright background to provide light on Suki’s face.

Another shot with the D300s and 35mm f/1.8G, an excellent lens that I still use when I shoot DX.

This was taken during my 52 weeks of Suki project with the D300s and the stabilized Tamron 17-50. One light through a Lastolite tri-grip.

And this…is just hilarious.

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March 22, 2012 at 11:00 am