Category : Pilgrim’s Chronicles

3 years, 6 months ago 4



Well, Ricky Skaggs, Joe McNally, Jim Haverstock and I are already on the ground  in Nashville to start the Fourth Annual Nashville Event!  Nick Coury will join us tomorrow!  Our first morning as aways is American Picker’s Nashville Store, Antique Archaeology.  Our group had a great time this morning sheltered from the sweltering 90+ degrees in the Marathon Motorworks facilities.  Our critique sessions showed us we have some talented shooters.  Here are few my favorite from the morning!



Out to shoot the city scape tonight, more soon!




the pilgrim

3 years, 6 months ago 2

Photograph by Jack Graham


Hey guys, I’m in Seattle where Fujifilm held their Grand West Coast Release of the Fuji X-T2 last night!  I was honored to be one of four speakers along with Jack Graham, Dan Bailey, and Omar Robie.  We had a great time and saw a lot of our old friends from Seattle and of course the Fujifilm team!  It was a very nice evening!  The photo press and guests really were excited about the X-T2!


In the second image above, X-Photographers,  left to right, the pilgrim, Dan Bailey, Jack Graham, Geoff Hinze of Fujifilm.  It was great to meet Dan, who will be with us in the Great Smokies for the Summit in October.  Of course it is always great to be with Jack and Geoff!!


Tomorrow it’s back to Nashville for our big event there.  Today I will be visiting with the great folks and customers at Glazier’s Camera in Seattle for a Q&A session the X-T2.




the pilgrim


3 years, 6 months ago 6



Sorry about that, Sherelene took a weeks vacation and decided it was time to catch up on the Honey Do list, NO VACATION!  I’m still sore!  Anyway just have a number of things  I’ve been thinking about and wanted to bring to your attention!



Number One:  I’ve now been using the Fuji 100-400 f 4.5-5.6 zoom for several months and I continue to find it amazing.   It’s amazing because it is so reasonably priced, considering what it is and what it can do.  If you shoot a Fujifilm X Body this lens gives you a fast focusing, extremely stable, (thanks to the extraordinary Optical Image Stabilization, 150mm to 600 mm equiv. lens!!!!   I’m 70 years old and hand holding used to be out of the question, I’ve gotten extremely sharp results at 600mm at 1/60th of a second!  I know younger, steadier photographers that have done it at a 1/15th!!!!  This a seriously high end performing lens for anyone needing to really reach out, want to know something even more amazing, it maintains extreme sharpness with both the Fuji 1.4 and 2 X tele-converters, that’s just sick!!!!



Number Two:  The new schedule for His Light and Jack Graham Photo Workshops and the Fuji Workshops is now posted on the Workshop blog and on Jack’s website.  Take look and find one to joins on!






Number Three:  I will be in Seattle Thursday night for the big West Coast kick off of the X-T2.  I was supposed to be in New York a week ago but got sick and could’t get there, better now, looking forward to seeing everyone and Jack at this next event, Jack and I are two of the three X-Photographers speaking at the event!



Number Four:   My Jay Masiel shot for this month!  Thanks Jay for inspiring all of us!


Blessings to all,


the pilgrim

3 years, 6 months ago 9



Some more images made over the last couple of months, really love this camera!  It’s all about image quality!



This is a serious camera!




the pilgrim