Applied for an apartment

Today (technically yesterday as of writing this) I found a pretty awesome apartment. I filled out all the applications and deposits. The real deal! This should actually improve things from a photography workflow perspective on things. I’ll be in a generally more centralized location that can diversify my photography locations. Also editing workflow should be optimized with my new work setup.

Jeep outside of apartment . . . Blah blah

Jeep outside of apartment . . . Blah blah

Here is a picture of a Jeep I photographed outside the place for unspecific reasons.  And yes, I know it is a terrible photograph.

Back in the States as well as my home state, finally!

White Stallion Ranch

Click the picture above to enter into the Flickr album. Much appreciated!

There’s been a lot going on! It’s been trip after trip with jet-lag in between. I’ve gotten a whole lot of editing finished already and posted on Flickr which is available for viewing. I would suggest starting with the White Stallion Ranch album as it is the best curated / finished work. I am still adding to and editing photos in the Australia album. Nonetheless, you will not have much difficulty finding a ton of great Australia pics. I intend to be posting on this blog much more regularly but that requires the time. I might just have to schedule my posts to push me to make the posts.

Anyhow, aside from photography I’m currently searching the Greenville area for an apartment or condo. I’ve really only begun to jump into this search this week but have already gathered a ton of information and found what I believe might make a great place to live.

Cheers,

James

Items currently listed for sale on Ebay

 
 

I have two excellent used products of mine that are in great working order and in need of a new home.

• Sony Zeiss 35mm f2.8 FE ZA Lens - https://www.ebay.com/itm/173803508464 This lens is used- formerly by me personally and I can certify that it is a superb lens that is in terrific working order and has been properly cared for by an experienced photographer. This is very sharp full-frame prime lens compatible with Sony e-mount cameras. Use with other cameras is also possible using manual focus, if your camera has an adaptor of e-mount lenses. In addition to its build quality and sharpness, its small size also makes it an attractive lens choice. Be sure to check out more detailed information on this lens on its eBay listing page linked above. ** Auction closes approximately 7 days from this blog post's publication. The precise auction duration and closing is listed on the linked eBay page above.

• Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen. 128. GB, Wi-Fi, 12.9 in. – silver https://www.ebay.com/itm/173801161890 This another used item of mine that is in great working order from both a hardware and software standpoint. Cosmetically there are three minor abrasions of the silver aluminum back. More details can be found through the eBay link above. This auction ends approximately 5 days of this blog post. A precise display of auction time will be displayed on the item’s eBay link above.

 
 
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‘‘Tis the Season

What’s a Christmas holiday without the right Yule Log?

History of Yule Log specials via Business Insider . . . 

Intro to Macro- photography and lake relaxation

I’m at Lake Keowee with my family this weekend. I was excited to up my macro photography game, but am having some difficulty finding stimulating subject matter to shoot. I recently acquired my first macro lens, so I’m still a novice in the macro world. I have one photo taken of a snake I wandered upon back in Greenville which I turned my macro lens eagerly upon. A low resolution version is posted on Instagram. It will also be linked here. Anyway, it’s been a relaxing weekend on the lake so far.

I have two pairs ctures that may have semi-great potential. I’ll have to really make that determination when I get home to Greenville and get them processed in Lightroom. I’ll let those be a surprise.

As for my newly purchased macro lens, here are the details. I buy almost all my lenses used and made no exception here. As I may have mentioned already I shoot with one camera body. It’s so great and set me back so much that I will unlikely be buying a back-up for quite some time. I shoot with a Sony A7RII mirrorless full frame camera. This macro lens has been a unique mounting experience for me. I do shoot with some non-Sony lenses but they are all designed for e-mount. This time I purchased Sony a-mount with an adaptor. For those not in the Sony mirrorless ecosystem, those cameras use a native e-mount. The a-mount is a lens designed to give that extra room needed for DSLR mirrors. The design actually goes back to the Konica Minolta era before Sony purchased their professional camera division. The adaptor give internal control of spatter but I must use the lens focusing ring which I kind of prefer anyway especially when shooting macro. I’m really enjoying this lens and enjoy the savings shoping for a used a-mount instead of an e-mount. It is a Sony 2.8 / 100 MACRO a-mount. Ant it is awesome!

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Sony A-mount MACRO 2.8 / 100 attached to a-to-emount converter

Sony A-mount MACRO 2.8 / 100 attached to a-to-emount converter