‘‘Tis the Season

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

History of Yule Log specials via Business Insider . . . 

Hawaii - “the big island”

I’m nearing the end of my week on the big island. A lot of driving to many different fine places. Pictures will be forthcoming. I did find the time to post this gem. I don’t blame you if you don’t make it to the end of the video.

I know I got a little carried away applying one of YouTube’s preset filters to it.  I’ve been told it looks like a realistic cartoon.  I’m am experiencing the limitations of editing and publishing with only my iPad Pro.  I have been using a lightning SD card reader, but it has had its limitations in only permitting compatibility with certain apps.  Apple needs to understand the cards (SD or other) are not going anywhere.  Include a slot please! 

“Has anyone seen a red Nikon Coolpix camera?”

My dearest fraternity brother, J-Babe (twitter: @jasonaul) has been searching for over a decade.

not really sure if this is the precise model so use some imagination

not really sure if this is the precise model so use some imagination

Perhaps his detective skills would have had some actual results if he were able to pronounce Nikon correctly to the inebriated guests attending the festivities at the French embassy in 2008? Here is a refresher . . . Air Nippon Airways, Nissan, and Nikon are all derived from “Nippon” which is one way to read the 日本, which means Japan. 

 

  • That’s right! Nihon , where adding the suffix -go (Nihongo) means Japanese ( the language). Did someone just mention Nihongo Gamer? Yes! I did.

 

  • Here is the correct pronciation of the world’s oldest camera company still in operation today.

Key takeaway - - - Respect the “Nikon” by pronouncing it correctly. (Or don’t)

Who renewed my interest in photography?

There was a time back in college when I was routinely taking photos on a weekly basis. (some videos, pretty hideous though). This was circa 2005 to 2009. I was shooting on the cheap. Most of the stuff I was shooting was on consumer grade digital cameras or professional loaner old-school film cameras. I wanted to go all full frame digital but that was outside of any conceivable budget range I was able to manage. Then a couple years ago - around 2016 - I stumbled across this wildly entertaining photography reviewer who got me thinking about getting back into the photography hobby and eventually photography business. Meet Kai W.

Back in the day he had a popular camera and photography show on DigitalRev TV.  Now produces content independently on his personal YouTube channel.

 

and still occasionally with his partner in crime Lok Cheung @lokcheung  . . .