Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Ship Of Dreams

Hours upon hours spent traveling in the VW, sitting next to my dad, we drove the back roads of Washington and persistently persuaded Mother Earth to offer up her hidden mineral delights. Carnelian agate, thunder eggs, obsidian, jasper, garnet, fossils and even chunks of jade. My dad is absent this year but the stones remain.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Leica X2

I had been looking for a fun/elegant/simple camera for when I didn't feel the love of lugging my large and heavy DSLR kit around. The decision finally came down to a choice between the Leica X2 and the Fuji X100. I chose the X2 for the color balance, image sharpness and overall quality build...I wasn't really convinced by the X100.

A fixed lens combined with simple, elegant aperture and shutter speed controls make for an engaging and compelling connection with the photo-making process reminiscent of a 35mm film camera.

Having used it for almost a week now, I'm honestly blown away by the quality of the experience...and the pictures! The images require almost no post-processing at all. Gorgeous right out of the camera!

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