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1 year, 8 months ago 3
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The New Fujifilm X Series User’s Guide is available Now!!!!  Simply go to the top of this page and click on My eBooks!  It will take you to the book store where you will you will see the the new book which includes two bonus books, the first, best selling, Guide which covers the X-T1 and X-E1 and my Close-Up book which has a lot of information about doing close-up work with the Fujifilm X Series cameras and lenses, plus lots of other close-up info including using third party lenses, with adapters, diopters, and extension tubes.


When you order please download to your home computer or laptop, as the new book, 211 pages, is a big file, you can then tranfer it to your iPad or tablet easily!


Here are a few sample pages from the New Fujifilm X Series Guide II;


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Thanks for your interest!


Coming Soon!!  Mid-March Release!


Pilgrim CD cover WEB




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1 year, 8 months ago 4
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You will be able to order the new Volume II of the Fuji User’s Guide on Monday!

SPECIAL DEAL  Order early and get two Bonus eBooks the First Fuji User’s Guide (covers the cameras and lenses for 2014) and the Close-Up eBook!    Get all three for just $9.95!!!

The deal will be in the bookstore on this webite,  Monday the 30th.




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1 year, 8 months ago 7
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People that are fortunate enough to have success in the music business or show business have a choice on how to use their fame.  Shouting vulagar profanities and breaking federal law by threatening a sitting president is one thing you could do, or, how about looking at what Dolly Parton has done!



Dolly Parton has been a longtime supporter of charities, especially those relating to literacy.


She established the Imagination Library in 1995, which sends one book per month to children from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten.


She gave $500,000 in 2006 to Fort Sanders Medical Center for women and children’s health.


Her efforts to preserve the bald eagle through the American Eagle Foundation’s sanctuary at Dollywood earned her the Partnership Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003.


Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. And the litany goes on.


Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television.


After the recent devistating fires in the Smokies, she gave $1,000. per month to every family that was displaced and needed help for six months.


Screaming profanties, disrespecting your country, after a career of vulgar music or help others, your choice.




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1 year, 8 months ago 3
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Where’s the photographer?


I went down to Old Car City today to spend some time with my dear brother Pete Collins and to celebrate his great news that he is cancer free!  He brought along  his friend, David Carr, a great young man and the drummer for Third Day a terrific contemporary Christian band!  We had a lot of fun fellowshipping and working over Dean Lewis’ collection of rust as art!


This was my first time back to OCC for a while and I was using the X-T2 for the first time there.  I also did a number of shots trying to work out the 16mm f 1.4 lens from Fujifilm. The next few images show the versatility of that lens using near and far positions on the subject.  All shot at f 1.4.


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I also tried the 18-135 (my most used lens, by far) to shoot some old favorites and a few new images.


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Sure love that Acros with  red filter!


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This is the special filter that makes the selected color appear and turns everything else monochrome, love the Elvis and the red dial on the radio!


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I far prefer overcast light at OCC, but this morning sun made the, much shot, Cadillac emblem really shine!


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This Ford body panel changes every year but is still lovely!


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Please remember you can join Jim Haverstock and I at Old Car City for a workshop to benefit the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital!  Details below!


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Thanks again to Pete and David for a great day!!!




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