Spending Time with the ...

Today’s Post by Ken MacAdams We were welcomed at the doorway and ushered into two of the seven large cushioned seats at the Pedicure Palace. Eighteen pair of Chinese eyes were fastened on us, maybe among the first foreigners to visit their establishment? The manager handed us an option...

A few of my favorite th...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Today’s post is another in series of blogs about my favorite accessories. I don’t mean ones that I admire or that people have told me that they like, but ones I use every day. I always loved Billingham bags, but never felt that I could afford one...

Photographing Lobby Chr...

From the best Mildred Alpern O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, ~ Ernst Anschütz, 1824 wie treu sind deine Blätter! O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree How loyal are your leaves! Having been built around the turn of the 20th century, many buildings on New York City’s West End Avenue have old...

Merry Christmas from Mi...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace On behalf of Mark and myself, I would like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you who have taken this little blog to your heart. We appreciate the fact that each and every one of you take the time to visit the blog on a daily basis. We...

Heading off to Wuhan

Today’s Post by Ken MacAdams With the door closed, and coach pressurized, the high-speed train eased out onto the track – destination, Wuhan, a major city about 900 miles south of Xi’an. The miles melted away quickly, but it was still a 4.5 hour ride until the screaming...

Camera feature of the y...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Dual stabilization refers to the camera body and lens both being stabilized together. When I first heard about this concept I thought it was a marketing gimmick until I tried it with the Panasonic Lumix GH5. Cameras have had body or lens stabilization for a long...