Thursday, July 22, 2010


For the first time in over a year, I was able to visit Michigan and my parents cabin for a couple of days.And the cabin is doing great, my parents have made many upgrades and changes to make it a little more modern. The boat is also running well, keep in mind, it's almost as old as my brother.To my surprise I'm still able to wake board.Which is not saying much, it more like I can still strap a board to my feet and skim around on top of the water.The last time I wake boarded was the summer of 2006 I think, even longer ago then that.Trying to jump....Barryton itself has not really changed, seems like some of the shops have closed in the past couple of years.None-the-less, Barryton is still 100% patriotic!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Over the past year I have been using a Nikon D90 to take most of the photos on this blog. About a month ago I was able to pick-up a used Leica M8 and have been using it since the Seattle trip.Above is the camera en route to Korea. The Leica is kind of dumb camera if you compare it to a modern dSLR, for example it is manual focus, almost manual everything, no flash, slow continuous shooting, no video, poor view screen, the list goes on. But it is also really nice, it is made mostly of metal, uses Leica lenses, smaller-size and make better images then most dSLR. And as you learn how to use it, you can focus it faster then a dSLR on auto mode.Here is my D90, it's also a great camera too. I'm planning on traveling more with the Leica and hope to take the D90 up to the summit of Fuji later this year.