Overnight Backcountry Camping in the Smoky Mountains at Campsite 28

We departed from Middle Prong Trail trailhead near Tremont and hiked to backcountry campsite 28. The hike up the mountain was cold but it was not snowing. We stayed overnight at campsite 28 and the temperature was approximately 5 degrees. It snowed all night and we hiked out through the snow and ice. This is

Sunset Overlooking Coral Bay

Coral Bay is located on the east end of St. John. It's my favorite part of St. John because it's like sleeping in a jungle. There are minimal lights, no large businesses and it truly has the island feel. This is where I recommend staying on St. John! Enjoy and be sure to subscribe to

St. John’s Best Beaches

These are St. John's best beaches! St. John is full of many wonderful beaches and all are wonderful. What makes St. John such a wonderful island is that most of the island is a National Park. St. John has not been ruined by high-rise resorts, etc. as the result of that. Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay,

St. Thomas to St. John Car Barge

The car barge is the only way to take a vehicle from St. Thomas to St. John. I always rent a Jeep at Discount Car VI on St. Thomas and ferry it over to St. John on the car barge. Check the official car barge schedule but it typically runs hourly. I never purchase round-trip

Why Some Photographers Do Not Use Zoom Lenses

Some photographers do not use zoom lenses because fixed focal length lenses ("prime lenses") often provide better bokeh and image quality. One exception is the Sony G Master line-up of lenses. Sony G Master zoom lenses provide prime-like performance. They are a little heavy but it's like traveling with multiple prime lenses. #GMaster

By |2019-07-27T09:41:25-05:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: Photography, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Some Photographers Do Not Use Zoom Lenses

Sony 24-70GM First Impressions

The Sony 24-70GM lens is a great "one lens" solution, for most scenarios. 24mm is wide enough for most landscapes and 70mm produces pleasing portraits with smooth bokeh. This lens is tack-sharp! The build quality of this lens is exceptional but it is heavy. Had I not used prime lenses primarily before using this lens,

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Sony 16-35GM 35MM 4K Video Test

The Sony 16-35 G Master is a tack-sharp wide-angle zoom lens for the Sony E-Mount system. Build quality is exceptional and like all other G Master lenses, the image quality is next to impossible to beat. For 4K video, the 16-35GM is a workhorse! It's also an exceptional lens for landscape photography. #GMaster

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