X-Pro1 – May Snow Storm

Well we have a saying in Missouri, if your not happy with the weather hang on and it will change. After several days in the 80’s Mother Nature surprised us with rapid temperature drops, sleet, heavy winds and rain then 3 inches of snow. But it happened in May! Last year we had a record number of days above 100 degrees. 2012 started out warmer then normal after a mild winter, followed by over a year of next to noRead more

X-Pro1 Wedding – Kari & Allen get’s Married

Kari and Allen got married today at the beautiful Van Noy Mansion located very near the Kansas City Zoo. The weather was perfect giving us the perfect day to collect some great images. It was a small intimate wedding with family and a few friends. Add that the wedding day was only 4 hours and I had the rest of day to care for things around the house needing care. I used two cameras, my trusty Canon 1D Mark IIIRead more

Chicago – X-Pro1 samples

Had a busy week in Chicago, I was hoping to get out at night but it was cold with heavy rain and lightning. Here’s a few images from the plane. I have a wedding this weekend so expect another post soon. Here’s a image leaving Kansas City around 6am. X-Pro1, 35mm, F/1.4 Arriving in Chicago Midway Airport X-Pro1, Samyang 14mm F/2.8 Fish Eye Traffic on I-55, found the traffic a bit stressful. Speed limits 55, everyone is doing 70 orRead more

X-Pro1 ~ Thoughts from a recent senior session

I’m into week two with my new Fuji X-Pro1 and find it a welcomed addition to my camera gear. Quirky is the word that continues to stick in my mind. I’m having a love hate relationship thing happening. I’m seeing the same pattern with this camera that I had with my new Canon 1D Mark III and some L lenses. It took a little bit of time getting use to the 1D’s weight, specially after carrying it for several hours.Read more

X-Pro1 ~ Senior Session with Mack

All of these images was taken with the Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji 35mm F/1.4 Lens. Session started around 5pm, all natural light. Soon I’ll post the rest of the session from images taken using the Canon 1D Mark III and off camera flash. Camera – X-Pro1 Lens Samyang 8mm Fish EyeRead more

X-Pro1 sample images with the Challacombe Family – Easter 2013

We just love this family, they are always so joyful and Heidi and Lana have the sweetest spirit. After a cold and long winter it was a joy getting out into the sunshine and photographing again. This is my first post with images from my new camera, a Fuji X-Pro1 with a 35mm F1.4 lens. I photograph families, wedding and seniors for the most part, add events or occasional corporate head-shots. I have always used Canon equipment, all Pro gear,Read more

Fuji X-Pro1 sample images, first imressions

Here’s just a few images I’ve captured since receiving my new Fuji X-Pro1. I wanted to capture images just like I do with my other camera’s, not planned, just taken at the moment. Following my usual editing rule’s, I spend no more then 1 minute per image. Most of these where processed in less then 30 seconds. I’m not going to elaborate yet on this camera, it’s to early. So far I am quite pleased with the images. In theRead more

Playing music – Old School

I’m amazed after 35 plus years that vinyl music can still sound so good on this old turntable. Don’t get me wrong, I love the portability of my music on my iPhone and desktop computer but somehow it’s just not the same.Read more

Spring is just days away

Well it’s been a unusual winter in Missouri, in the fact that we haven’t this much snow in more years then I can count. Our boys are more then ready for the pool to open but that’s still a few months off. I love the picture of out Yellow Lab and the blue ball, His eyes are pinned to that ball in true retriever fashion. You can just hear him screaming PLAY BALL! Soon my friend, soon.Read more

Shepherd’s Pie – Classic Dinner Night

Here’s a wonderful classic dinner that’s sure to stick to your ribs and you’ll find to be very filling. Ingredients For the potatoes: 3 pounds russet potatoes 1/4 cup half-and-half or milk 2 ounces unsalted butter 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Parmesan cheese 1 Teaspoon Coarse Mustard For the meat filling: 1 1/2 pound Hamburger 1 pound Spicy Italian Sausage 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium chopped onion 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 clovesRead more

Popcorn, a wonderful spicy low fat snack

I have a confession to make, I love salty snacks. Occasionally I will eat something sweet but slat snacks are my delight. Hardly a night goes by and I have some sort of treat before bed. It doesn’t have to be much but it’s become a habit of mine. The problem is much of what I like isn’t healthy for you or your blood pressure for that matter. Salt, I could eat it every day. Unfortunately for me I haveRead more

2013 Winter Storm

It’s been an interesting week here in Missouri, 2 storms in 1 week, 35 inches of snow. I have to admit that it is very beautiful, but wow it’s a lot of snow and my back pain is proof. Mr Bean and Clesie having a little play time. It was cold with lots of blowing snow. And for a little humor our Mr Bean choking on a little snow, like a miracle I even captured the event.Read more