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All shot at Old Car City, White, Georgia!


Fujifilm X-T2, 18-135  –  16mm f 1.4    Acros film simulaiton with a red filter.




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I’ve been watching way to much news coverage!  Need a laugh, hope this makes you laugh to, and thanks to Richard Small for this!



Why Some Athletes Can’t Get Regular Jobs

The danger of having just any sports figures as role models for kids….



  1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model:

“I wan’ all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan’ all the kids to copulate me.”


  1. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season:

“I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.”


  1. And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the ‘Skin’s say:

“I’d run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,”

Matt Millen of the Raiders said: “To win, I’d run over Joe’s Mom, too.”


  1. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins:

“He treat us like mens. He let us wear earrings.”


  1. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann:

“Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”


  1. Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh :

“I’m going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes..”

(Now that is beautiful)


  1. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach:

“You guys line up alphabetically by height.”

And, “You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle.”


  1. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison:

“Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.”


  1. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker:

“That’s so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes.”


  1. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of heavyweight Andrew Golota:

“He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is.”


  1. Chuck Nevitt , North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice:

“My sister’s expecting a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle or an aunt. (I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January)


  1. Frank Layden , Utah Jazz president, on a former player:

“I asked him, ‘Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?’

He said, ‘Coach, I don’t know and I don’t care.”


  1. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F’s and one D:

“Son, looks to me like you’re spending too much time on one subject.”


  1. In the words of NC State great Charles Shackelford:

“I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious.”



Ah, but they ride to the bank in a Mercedes…




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The book went live just a few hours ago and we have already sold over 50!  Now that’s great, you write books and then hope they sell!  What interests me a lot more is will the book really help anybody.  I’ve had lots of nice comments over the years about books, but the comments about this one are really special to me.  Why?  I poured my heart into this one.  Why?  Boy do you have a lot of questions!  Sorry, I said that, kind of a sloppy transition.  So here goes;  I love the Fujifilm X Series system.  When I came to the place, because of  shoulder surgery, that I simply could no longer deal with the weight of the DSLR system I was using, (full frame cameras and full frame lenses), and I found the Fujifilm X camera, the original X10.  I had been a  life long Nikon shooter, lived an breathed, even worked for them for the last 11 years of my working career.


So what was the result?  I started to enjoy being a photographer again, I started shooting the best stuff of my life, and I owe most of that to the engineers in Japan that designed those wonderful cameras and lenses!!


So……I just want to share that joy with anyone else that gets involved with this magical system.  So you can imagine why it thrills me when my readers say things like this;




“I got the book today and I read the entire book in one sitting!  Wonderful!!”


W. B.  Arkansas




“Bill Fortney’s Fuji Guide is the best book on the X-T2 and X-Pro2 I have ever seen.   For example, his step by step instructions for setting up a T2/P2 are simple and educational, insuring one gets the most out of the cameras. That one chapter, to me, was worth the price of the book, multiplied by 10. I found one of his white balance “hints” solved a problem for me that had plagued me for over a year – invaluable!”


C.T.  Georgia




     “Use this book to quickly and easily set up your camera for exactly the way you shoot. Then use Bill’s expert advice to change those settings out in the field when conditions demand it. This guide will save you time and money in building a system of only the cameras and lenses you truly need for your shooting style. If you are a Fuji shooter or are thinking of becoming one, this guide will be your foundation.”


         Or, “Starting out or experienced shooter, this guide will provide the foundation every Fuji shooter needs. Quickly and easily set up your camera for exactly the way you work. Build the system suited to your style without wasting time or money. Follow Bill Fortney’s expert advice to become the photographer you hope to be with your Fuji camera. This guide is that complete and that good.”


J.H.  Indiana




“I bought the first book and thought it was excellent, this one is three times better, congrats!”


T.K.  New York




“I’ve struggled with the menus on my X-T2 and couldn’t even figure out what some of them even meant, your book has me up and running, can’t thank you enough.”


C.R.  Mississippi




“I’ve bought every guide book you can buy on the new X-T2, at $9.95 this one puts them all to shame!  Thanks for the great bargain, and really great book!”


K.P.  Maine




“I have to tell you the instructional content is top notch, the images make me want to learn everything I can,  your work is amazing.”






Got a few more! 


“I loved the advice on actually shooting wiith the X PRO 2, I love this camera, in fact about it after you did the Route 66 images. Your suggestions really helped me get my camera set-up right.”


F.T.  Colorado




“The suggestions about which lenses are best for which subjects will help me as I build my system,”


P.K.  Texas



Thrills me to death, thanks!




the pilgrim