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6 months, 3 weeks ago 13
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I’ve spent another several hours watching coverage of the Texas school shooting. lots of reporters and “experts” wringing their hands and asking why, and no one will say it.  This is the truth no one wants to admit.


I will:


  1.  There is evil in the world and it drives people to do unspeakable acts of cruelty.  No sane person would do these kinds of things if they had a connection to a loving family, a knowlege that God loves them and friends that can encourage them.  When this happens, pure evil has taken over. We have walked away from faith in America and we are reaping the reward.  It was faith that gave us,  “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” tell me what’s wrong with that??!!  Would  anyone trying to live by that shoot someone?


2.  Anyone that plays hours of violent video games is suceptable to this kind of behavior.  Not every person that plays war games turns up becoming a murderer, but some do!  As a society we have to examine the dangers of this kind of mind altering recreation. We can’t devalue life.  Oh wait we have, millions of unborn lives murdered by abortion!


3.  We have to use more aggresive measures to protect our children while in school.  Metal detectors, protective guards and vigilent administrators and teachers that watch the behavior of possible problem kids.  The Parkland shooter has bee identified as a danger numersous times, but yet, he still commited his crimes.  Why and where did the system break down. We have to find out and fix it!!!!


4. Sadly gun control is not the answer, guns don’t kill people, people do. If we take away one method they, (the evil in society), will find another method. Carefully used, guns can help stop or reduce the deaths by mass shootings.  Yesterday an Indiana school guard shot a student before he had the chance to harm anyone.  You didn’t hear anything about that on the main stream media.  It doesn’t fit their naratve.


I am going to get a lot of hate responses on this one, but the truth hurts, those that agree, please chime in and add your part of the solution too!




the pilgrim

6 months, 4 weeks ago 2
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I purchaed a Fujifilm X-H1 so I don’t need two X-T2 bodies, so I’m selling my back-up body that has far less frames on it.  Why not keep the back-up? Because Fujifilm gave all X-Photogprahers a X-T2 with our names as the serial number, can’t part with that one, though I’ve shot it a lot, lot more!


Here is the deal, first email saying I want this camera gets it.


It is a Fujifilm X-T2 with low frames, like new it includes a thumb rest, battery drive (3- batteries), a Really Right Stuff custom L bracket, and a Peak Design strap connectors and a $ Elk skin Wapiti strap.


Amazon price for body and Vertical Battery Grip is $2,029.

Really Right Stuff L Bracket is $175.00

Elk Skin Wapiti strap and Pak design connectors $58.

Custon Thumb Rest  $59.


Total New Price:    $2,321.  My Firm Price  $1,200.

I take credit cards,


First email to gets it.




the pilgrim

7 months, 1 week ago 12
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I just took delivery of my new Fujjifilm X-H1 on Tuesday of last week and shot it exclusively at the SmokiesWorkshop.  Now some thoughts.


Should you buy one?


Yes, IF, you shoot in low light and need to be able to handhold at very low shutter speeds.  To my shock I was able to get tack sharp images in shuter speeds as low as 1/2 second!!!!  First gave me low noise at speeds like 6400 and now this!  It’s a game changer!


Yes, IF, you shoot video and want the most capable video camera yet from Fujifilm, this is the one.


Yes, IF,  you have a need for a camera that is very, very, very quiet, I’ve never hear any one any quieter.


Not Necessarily, IF, you’re looking for more image quality than your X-T2 or X-PRO 2.  Same sensor, same processor, same wonderful quality but not better, except for the 5 stop IBIS.


No, IF, you want the smallest possible body.  It is not much larger and  heavier than the X-T2, but it is larger and heavier.  For me it is not a big deal, in fact I like the slightly increased heft and build quality, but, your milage may vary.



CONCLUSION:   The X-H1 is a tour de force, very well built, smooth as silk in operation and the same great image quality we’ve come to love from the other 24 mega pixel Fujifilm cameras.


So, should you buy one?  That’s up to you, but if you do, my prediction is, you’ll love it!




the pilgrim

7 months, 3 weeks ago 2
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Jack an I have a great Badlands tour coming up September 25th to the 30th.  This is a 5 1/2 day tour that we will enjoy the BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, CUSTER STATE PARK, THE NATIONAL GRASSLANDS, THE BLACK HILLS AND SPEARFISH CANYON, A TORU DE FORCE OF GREAT SUBJECT MATTER

The good news is we have a few spots left!  If interested, please contact Jack Graham and  Here are a few of the great locations we will photograph:



We would love to have you join us!  We will be staying in the Frontier Cabins while in the Badlands!





the pilgrim