On Filtered Water

On Filtered Water

Did a bit of research and we ended up with a pair of Soma products. Launched on Kickstarter, the Soma filters are plant-based and for every filter sold they kick some money to charity: water.

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Art Deco Car Show

Art Deco Car Show

Favorite shots from the North Carolina Museum of Art's Rolling Sculptures exhibit.

 

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Lemurs and Perspective

Lemurs and Perspective

Visiting lemurs and the value of the sneaker zoom.

 

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Spring in New York

Earlier this spring we had a chance to hang out with friends and family up in Brooklyn. These are just snapshots from running around the city with the little Fuji X100-T.

That little monster is quickly becoming my favorire camera of all time. More on that later, meanwhile, enjoy a completely random sample of shots from the city.

The iPhone 6 meeting Apple should have had.

I've tried to work around it. I really have, but man, there are times the opposed buttons are my undoing. Which buttons? The volume and wake/sleep buttons are opposite each other. The volume buttons serve as great, physical shutter buttons for the iPhone's camera. Most of the time.

With the iPhone 6, they frequently aren't. Imagine, waiting for the exact moment. You've set up the shot and you're simply bidding your time. There it is. Click.

Instead of capturing it, the phone goes dark. It's annoying.

Clip from Ronin, a fantastic and underappreciated film you should check out. If you want a a bigger taste right this minute the whole scene is solid.

2015: So it Begins

Woke up to 2015 as a winter wonderland. Over breakfast we decided to explore around uptown on foot. Getting the car out would be a challenge. More importanly, we were cautiously optimistic that our back country Jeep tour would be greenlit by the U.S. Forest Service. It was a good plan. As it turned out we wouldn't be heading to the backcountry because of the weather. Conditions never improved enough to cut us loose.

Since we were flying out the next day, we opted to jump on a paved tour. Which was fun, but next time, it'll be back country. There's a lot more to see.

2014: The End

So, there we were in Sedona on New Year's Eve. To close out 2014. Start 2015 in a new, old place. Well, it'd be dramatically different place then just the day before.

A pretty solid snowstorm would roll in and proceed to camp out. Before the 2014 was finished, the storm would dump nearly a foot of snow into Sedona. What else are you going to do, but jump in the rental Chevy Malibu and see the sites?

The pictures on this trip would be nearly entirely from the Fuji X100T a friend had loaned me. I'd been so curious about that camera since the first generation. More on that later, but I will say, for this kind of trip? It was ideal.

We drove all over Sedona that day. Using Uptown as our hub—since that's where we were staying. We covered a lot of ground actually, closing the day out by nearly overstaying our welcome down Red Rock Loop in the state park.