Sony a7rII Review ~ First Impressions

Sony a7rII Review ~ First Impressions

Well Hello there!

Well, better late than never I guess.  While the rest of the world was out shooting with their Sony a7rII cameras, I was sitting home waiting on the delivery man.  I finally got it and have been shooting here and there with it now for about a week.  As I stated in the opener Review page, this will not be an overly technical review.  I will dip here

Facing Fears, Reaping Rewards – Luray Caverns, VA

Facing Fears, Reaping Rewards – Luray Caverns, VA

“In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.”

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge C.1798

When I was a kid, like most kids, I loved exploring. I still do, but as anadult I tend to be way more cautious about what and where I explore. I think as we get older we think about family, home, avoiding prison,

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

I have lived in the Southern Tier of New York state for over 5 decades. There pretty much isn’t anything here that I haven’t seen or photographed. Or, so I thought.

As most of you know, I am forever networking on Google+, Facebook, and other social networking sites. It was during a post engagement on facebook that I was asked by a friend if I had ever photographed the 1930’s rusted cars and an abandoned farmhouse up along the east side

Steampunked ~ Steamtown Revisited

Steampunked ~ Steamtown Revisited

A couple of years ago I reluctantly joined a family trip to the Steamtown National Historic Site and ended up having a great time. I have always loved trains and steamtown has plenty to not only see and learn about but also to ride on! Move the clock ahead 2 years which brings us to early summer. I had my friend and fellow abandonment photographer Walter Arnold visiting and I promised him some cool locations to shoot. During the initial arranging of several shoots planned I made contact with the National Park asking

Camelot Has Fallen ~ NYS Inebriate Asylum

Camelot Has Fallen ~ NYS Inebriate Asylum

History

The New York State Inebriate Asylum, which later became the Binghamton State Hospital, was the first institution designed and constructed to treat alcoholism as a mental disorder. Located in Binghamton, NY, its imposing Gothic Revival exterior was designed by New York architect Isaac G. Perry and though the first cornerstone was laid in 1858, construction was not completed until

Walking Dead Falls

Walking Dead Falls

 

walking dead ˈwȯ-kər [waw-ker] noun

1 : one that walks: as
a : a competitor in a walking race
b : a peddler going on foot
c : a temporary male escort of socially prominent women attending usually public events
d : a person or group (walkers) that intentionally moves into a photographers frame while he/she is shooting.