Critics and Criticism

Critics and Criticism

My wife, Susan, and I walk often for the exercise. We live in an area with woodland trails, parks and beautiful scenery so our walks can be very pleasant. And on these walks I often (well, actually, always is more accurate) bring one of the cameras that is interesting...
How Nifty is this Fifty?

How Nifty is this Fifty?

My EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens mounted on my 5D Mark II. The immediate attraction to this lens is its light weight and small size. But just how good is it? How Nifty is this Fifty? The EF 50mm F/1.8 STM I spend a great deal of time with my various old lenses and have...
The Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20

The Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20

The truth is, I cannot walk by a beautiful camera in pristine condition. Yes, yes, I know I collect Canon cameras but that does not mean I love no others. In fact, quite the opposite. But I have a rule about that. You see, If I simply collected everything I came...
Group Art

Group Art

When I am doing my share of the chores around the house I like to plug into my smart phone and listen to podcasts and music. As you might expect, I follow several photography podcasts. Some are technology and equipment heavy and some are just pleasant conversation...
New Paint Brushes

New Paint Brushes

Sunday morning and Susan and I decide to begin junking out the garage. This is a job we have both been dreading but it has to be done. For months now I have looked at my workbench in despair of ever being able to use it again. And the rest of the garage is not much...