In my youth I was a bit of a PC gamer, since high school I really haven’t spent much time playing games, the only exception being the occasional stint playing one of the many installments in the Battlefield franchise. I’ve always enjoyed the realistic feel of these games and became enamored with destructible environments when introduced in the Bad Company spinoff. The most recent installment, Battlefield 4, has advanced the look and feel of the combat game to an unbelievable level of realism. So much energy and attention is put into crafting these high end pieces of entertainment, they really deserve to be experienced by everyone.
As part of the fun extra-long weekend, I took a quick drive out to the Bonneville Salt Flats, I’ve always wanted to photograph them. Sadly, they were submerged when I arrived, due to the heavy rains we’ve been experiencing lately. – Read More –
One of me favorite weathers is the summer rain storm, the kind that kill the stifling heat of the late summer. Recently we were gifted such a storm, and living west of Utah lake, we are privy to some pretty awesome views as these storms roll across the valley.
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This weekend I escaped to the Uintas, a high mountain range in Northern Utah, with my wife and her family. While my wife, after two years of marriage, has become a veteran of the camping routine, her family are self-defined non-campers. For being such non-campers, I would say they handled themselves excellently, even the two-year-old was successful at dirt playing and sleeping through the 40℉ night. It was great to spend some time in seclusion with such great company.
The Helios 44M Lens
For those on a mirrorless camera system, like the Sony NEX or Samsung NX series of cameras, you should be happy to know that due to the nature of mirrorless cameras you have at your disposal a plethora of manual focus lenses, many of which can be had for very little money. In this review I’ll be looking at one such lens, the Russian made Helios 44M 58mm f2, an excellent addition to anyone’s camera bag.