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3 weeks ago 4
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I was watching a TED talk with David Alan Harvey and it reminded me of just how much photography has enriched my  life!  For those that may not know, David is one of the greatest of all the National Geographic photographers, a true master photographer and he happens to now be a Fujifilm shooter.  For 43 yars of my photography life I shot Nikon and even worked for Nikon as a NPS, (Nikon Professional Services), tech rep from 2002 to 2013.  After rotator cuff surgery I had a long and difficult recovery and was simply was not able to carry around full frame DSLRs and their associated lenses for a while.  During my recover time, I picked up a Fujifilm X10, and I still have it, it was my gateway drug to the wonderful Fujifilm family of cameras. A very interesting thing happened, the sheer simplicity of that little rangefinder styled camera led to some of the best work I had done in years.  The simplification of the process led to a more pure approach to making images again.

 

Fast forward seven years and I am now a fully committed Fujifilm shooter, and X-Photographer.  I still love my Nikon freinds, and have great respect for their cameras and lenses, I’ve simply found a new home for my work, and the way I approach the craft of photography.  I’ve also found a group of dedicated professionals that are making my work so much more rewarding.  Justin Stailey, Senior Manager for Product Developement and Stacey Moore, Field Marketing Manager have both become dear friends and had helped my work in so many ways.  The Fujifilm Director of Marketing, Victor Ha is bringing a wonderful new insight to the Marketing and relationship efforts of Fujifilm.  His influence is driven by his dedication to and love of photography and all of us that shoot the Fujifilm family of products are the benfactors of his leadership.

 

Fujifilm’s latest camera body is a prime eample fo how the company is developing products that are extremely photo-centric!  The new X-PRO 3.

 

 

 

It’s design is developed around the pure shooter concept of simplicity and functionality!  I hope to be doing a full revicew in early December!

 

 

As a photo generalist I do a great variety of work and the Fujifilm System of cameras and lenses has opened up new worlds of opportunity for my passion!  Their color science, incredible engineering, and superier optics have made my life as a shooter so much easier and more productive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hve enjoyed the ride so much and with this kind of support, I’m looking forward to each new chapter of the journey!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

3 weeks, 3 days ago 25
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This is a personal story, but, since so many of you suffered along with our family at the loss of Wes, I wanted to share this with you in hopes it will also give you peace as well. This past weekend our family gatherd at a beautuful lake house in North Carolina to be with Rhonda as she scattered Wesley’s ashes in two of his favorite places to hike and camp.  Wes had discussed with Rhonda that, just in case, he didn’t survive his cancer that he wanted his ashes scatterd in a number of places so she, Elijah and Abigail might experience these places he loved so much. It was a time of healing, and family warmth as we continued to deal with our loss,  but also the great memories of a beloved loved one.  So many of you walked through this journey with us, and I wanted you to know your prayers are being answered.

 

 

 

It was a wonderful moment knowing Wes was coming home to two of his favorite and beautiful spots.  What was even more joyful is to know these are simply the ashes of his body, that Wes is with his Heaveny Father in Paradise, and we will embrace again someday and never have to say goodbye again!  Until then, Wes, we miss and love you and are glad  your earthly pain is over, and that your eternal joy is just beginning!

 

John 14 New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus, the Way to the Father

14 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.  There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?  When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.  And you know the way to where I am going.”

 

The way is to accept Jesus as your Savior and to prepare to be with Him for all of eternity!

 

Blessings

 

the pilgrim

 

 

4 weeks ago 15
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Sorry I’ve been off line for so long!!!!  I was on the road much of the period from October 1st until this past Sunday!  First, an event in Houston for Fujifilm, then the UP of Michigan with Jack and Rick Browne, on to Acadia National Park (all without going back home), then a short stint in Corbin to make sure I was still married and then on to the Smokies with Jack and once again at the Summit (this years was one of the best ever!!!).  I am now home of rah winter planning next years schedule which I hope to release in the next 10 days!!!  Stay tuned!

 

I thought you might enjoy seeing some the take from the fall events!

 

UP of Michigan

 

 

Acadia National Park:

 

 

The Great Smokey Mountains National Park   (Due to a dry summer color was not the best this year, but we had a great time with great people!)

 

 

So it was a great fall, please stay with me over the next week as I announce my 2020 schedule of events, lots of new locations!!!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

 

 

 

 

2 months, 3 weeks ago 7
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I came across a interesting test on youtube and I would love to see what your thoughts are!  Andrew shows a series of images A thru E of a similar shot.  Two are from a Fuji X-T3, one in Acros film simulation and one in monochrome, two are from two Leica cameras one a regular color camera that has a monochrome setting and one from the Leica monochrome only camera and the last from a  film camera.

 

It’s easy, get a piece of paper and pen and then play this youtube video writing down your pick from each sequence of shots.  I picked my two favorites and the shot I thought was the worst.  PLEASE share your results with the rest us and I will do the same!

 

Be sure to click the full screen symbol to make your selections easier!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim