November 17th, 1020

My running review of the Amazon Kindle Fire continues.  In this update I discuss the Kindle Fire's email client and how it can be used with different types of email servers, accessories, network capability, battery life, and more.  I'll update this again after a few days more use.

 

My running review of the Amazon Kindle Fire continues.  In this update I discuss the Kindle Fire's email client and how it can be used with different types of email servers, accessories, network capability, battery life, and more.  I'll update this again after a few days more use.

 

November 16th, 0840

My Amazon Kindle Fire arrived this morning.  I've had a very limited amount of time to use the device, but check out my comments here in the Amazon Kindle Fire Running Review.  I'll be updating this running review throughout the next week or so as I get the chance to become more familiar with the Kindle Fire's many features and how they fit into my uses.

 

My Amazon Kindle Fire arrived this morning.  I've had a very limited amount of time to use the device, but check out my comments here in the Amazon Kindle Fire Running Review.  I'll be updating this running review throughout the next week or so as I get the chance to become more familiar with the Kindle Fire's many features and how they fit into my uses.

 

November 15th, 0920

In our recent Day Trader PC Build   I used a USB 3.0 Superspeed Internal Flash Memory Card Reader and was so impressed with it, that I bought one for my own workstation and I've been reviewing it for a few weeks now.  I just posted this review with the details. If you want to know the details read the review here.  If you just want a great USB 3.0 Internal Flash Memory Card Reader them go buy the Koutch RCM630.

 

In our recent Day Trader PC Build   I used a USB 3.0 Superspeed Internal Flash Memory Card Reader and was so impressed with it, that I bought one for my own workstation and I've been reviewing it for a few weeks now.  I just posted this review with the details. If you want to know the details read the review here.  If you just want a great USB 3.0 Internal Flash Memory Card Reader them go buy the Koutch RCM630.

 

November 15th, 0830

Remember my piece "Ordering an Amazon Kindle Fire?"   Did you order yours?  If you did, Amazon is shipping the Kindle Fire a day early on the 15th vs. the 16th so you might want to keep an eye out for the boys in brown (UPS).   I'll be home tomorrow when mine arrives and I'll be sure to share my first impressions.

 

Remember my piece "Ordering an Amazon Kindle Fire?"   Did you order yours?  If you did, Amazon is shipping the Kindle Fire a day early on the 15th vs. the 16th so you might want to keep an eye out for the boys in brown (UPS).   I'll be home tomorrow when mine arrives and I'll be sure to share my first impressions.

 

November 14th, 1210

Making captures in the Midwest is a bit more challenging in that to make them interesting you really need to pay attention to elements you  take for granted in Thailand.  Elements such as light casting long shadows, texture, and long horizons.  It's a great season, I hope you're out there with your 8 year old camera enjoying the weather!

 

Making captures in the Midwest is a bit more challenging in that to make them interesting you really need to pay attention to elements you  take for granted in Thailand.  Elements such as light casting long shadows, texture, and long horizons.  It's a great season, I hope you're out there with your 8 year old camera enjoying the weather!

Canon 5d Mark II, Sigma 12-24mm F4   @F8  1/640th  24mm  ISO 100

 

Making captures in the Midwest is a bit more challenging in that to make them interesting you really need to pay attention to elements you  take for granted in Thailand.  Elements such as light casting long shadows, texture, and long horizons.  It's a great season, I hope you're out there with your 8 year old camera enjoying the weather!

Canon 1ds Mark II, 135mm F2L USM  @F8  1/1000th  ISO 100

 

November 10th, 1054

The color in the sky was natural, though I processed the entire image for a bit more contrast.  I've never seen color floating around in one small location of the sky before.

 

The color in the sky was natural, though I processed the entire image for a bit more contrast.  I've never seen color floating around in one small location of the sky before.

Canon 1ds Mark II, 135mm F2L USM  @F8  1/800th  ISO 100

 

November 10th, 0328

Adobe releases the latest versions of Lightroom here 3.6RC, and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) here 6.6RC.  Support is added for Nikon's new J1 and V1 cameras, Samsung's NX5, and Panasonics GX1.  Minor bugs and issues were also addressed.

 

Adobe releases the latest versions of Lightroom here 3.6RC, and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) here 6.6RC.  Support is added for Nikon's new J1 and V1 cameras, Samsung's NX5, and Panasonics GX1.  Minor bugs and issues were also addressed.

 

November 5th, 1020

RIck asks about critical focus and Byran asks my thoughts on the Sony NEX-5n and Sony NEX-7.

 

RIck asks about critical focus and Byran asks my thoughts on the Sony NEX-5n and Sony NEX-7.

 

Novermber 5th, 1005

Interesting news for the month of October.  Predators in the fashion industry?  Surely not...

 

Interesting news for the month of October.  Predators in the fashion industry?  Surely not...

 

November 5th, 0950

Day Trading PC Build. This is a great PC that can run from 8-12 monitors, has a 100% duty cycle and can run 24/7 at 100% load, and is designed and made from the highest quality and most modern components currently available.  The Cats Meow when it comes to a PC for Day Trading.  Check it out.

 

Day Trading PC Build.  This is a great PC that can run from 8-12 monitors, has a 100% duty cycle and can run 24/7 at 100% load, and is designed and made from the highest quality and most modern components currently available.  The Cats Meow when it comes to a PC for Day Trading.  Check it out.

 

November 3rd, 1130

The Psychology of "Reconditioned." This Steve's Musing is an important piece in todays consumer electronics landscape.  Some you may have thought about before, sime maybe not.  Read my thoughts on the subject and provide some feedback especially concerning your personal experiences. 

 

The Psychology of "Reconditioned."  This Steve's Musing is an important piece in todays consumer electronics landscape.  Some you may have thought about before, sime maybe not.  Read my thoughts on the subject and provide some feedback especially concerning your personal experiences.

 

November 3rd,  0340

BigJoe has done it again! Bigjoe submitted a fantastic travel piece on Karabi with just the right blend of great images and interesting narrative.  You won't want to miss this one! Krabi Thailand, South West Monsoon

 

BigJoe has done it again! Bigjoe submitted a fantastic travel piece on Karabi with just the right blend of great images and interesting narrative.  You won't want to miss this one!  Krabi Thailand, South West Monsoon.

 

October 31st, 2011

Ready for Halloween?  I think I'll turn out the lights, turn on the sprinklers, and baa humbug the entire thing..

A new piece titled "The Next Level" is now up for your enjoyment.  It talks a bit about a photographers progression of skills and I share my next level with you.

 

Ready for Halloween?  I think I'll turn out the lights, turn on the sprinklers, and baa humbug the entire thing..

 

October 27th, 1115

Fall continues.  Life continues. 

 

Fall continues.  Life continues.

Canon 5d Mark II  24-70mm F2.8L USM @F8  1/80th  62mm   ISO 400

 

Fall continues.  Life continues.

Canon 5d Mark II  24-70mm F2.8L USM  @F8  1/100th  70mm  ISO 400

 

Fall continues.  Life continues.

Canon 5d Mark II   24-70mm  F2.8L  USM  1/25th   34mm  ISO 400

 

October 25th, 0930

Fujifilm releases firmware update 1.11 for the very popular Fuji x100 which Tom Tweedel took to China and then reviewed for you here and I talked about here.  The firmware update improves close in autofocus and addresses a few other bugs.  I updated my Fuji x100 with no problem, and I'm sure you can too.

 

Fujifilm releases firmware update 1.11 for the very popular Fuji x100 which Tom Tweedel took to China and then reviewed for you here and I talked about here.  The firmware update improves close in autofocus and addresses a few other bugs.  I updated my Fuji x100 with no problem, and I'm sure you can too.

 

 

October 25th, 0850

Driving down the interstate I spotted some cool looking trains in a town called Monticello.  Further investigation revealed a really nice train museum complete with an entire train station, several display areas, a train garage, and their own private 20 mile line where they run their own antique trains on certain days of the month.  You can reserve a space on these rides and experience antique sleeper cars, plush cabooses, troop carriers, or just about anything your heart desires in the way of a train.  I could only stay a few moments, but I'll be going back.  Enjoy these two shots in the meantime..

 

Driving down the interstate I spotted some cool looking trains in a town called Monticello.  Further investigation revealed a really nice train museum complete with an entire train station, several display areas, a train garage, and their own private 20 mile line where they run their own antique trains on certain days of the month.  You can reserve a space on these rides and experience antique sleeper cars, plush cabooses, troop carriers, or just about anything your heart desires in the way of a train.  I could only stay a few moments, but I'll be going back.  Enjoy these two shots in the meantime..

Canon 5d Mark II, Sigma 12-24mm F4.5  @F8  1/320th  17mm  ISO 100

 

Driving down the interstate I spotted some cool looking trains in a town called Monticello.  Further investigation revealed a really nice train museum complete with an entire train station, several display areas, a train garage, and their own private 20 mile line where they run their own antique trains on certain days of the month.  You can reserve a space on these rides and experience antique sleeper cars, plush cabooses, troop carriers, or just about anything your heart desires in the way of a train.  I could only stay a few moments, but I'll be going back.  Enjoy these two shots in the meantime..

Canon 5d Mark II, Sigma 12-24mm F4.5  @F8  1/200th  24mm  ISO 100