Since everyone else is posting drifting prep photos, here is my prep photo. Testing some new glass.
Tech talk

Nikon announced the D750, while I had no interest in upgrading. I’m confused by this release. It fits in an odd place and the specs are a bit underwhelming. Is there really a need for another full frame camera? D4s,D810,DF,D750 and D610. I think some of the specs should be flip flopped with the D610. It sounds very very entry level.

In lens news, sigma announce two versions of their new 150-600mm f4-5.6. One is for your professional types and they other enthusiast. This is something that has peaked my interest. This is a whole lot of reach! Zeiss released their 85mm f1.4 Otus and wow that lens is sharp. But it comes with a hefty price tag. Still want it though.

Destiny came out and I’ve played a bit. I can’t get a grasp of the story. It fun to play but choosing what to do next. Takes me out the game too much. I thought this would a game, I would get sucked into. Like when you read a good book and you can’t put it down. May be it’s because I haven’t played it very long? I’ll get some more playing time this weekend.

Apple announced iPhone 6 and their watch. I want the big one but one not sure if I’ll actually get it. I want to get some hands on with it. Plus I’m going to wait for some cases to come out as well. Yeah Apple is late to the party, but better late than never.

Not getting the watch, I find smart watches a waste of money. It’s one more thing to charge. I don’t even wear a watch now. If I do buy a watch, I want something durable like a gshock.

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I’m ready for a shift in weather pattern. I’m done with all this rain. When it isn’t raining, it’s hot. Losing daylight isn’t fun but I’ll take that cool fall weather.

Let’s see what’s new?
-The new job has been keeping me busy. I’ve been putting in a lot of hours, resulting in a very tired Matt by the end of the week.
-I’m probably going to pick up a 35mm lens soonish. Right now it’s a 60/40 lean to nikon.
-I need to clear room and sell my dx lenses.

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The #morning #light with a slight fog. #nature #outdoors #trees #sunlight
Guess who took this photo on page 123 of the 25th anniversary of inRegister.
Call me a techie or nerd, I love playing with new gadgets. I’ve been really impressed with what #sony has done with their #camera line up. The #a7 is an impressive package. Too bad they didn’t have any Zeiss lenses to play with.

Trying out #hyperlapse on the #aquarium and I dig it. #fish #animals

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Updating to new firmwares. I like how the D90 is still getting updates. Brings life to my old workhorse. If you have a Nikon camera go see if there are updates for it.
Simplicity on Flickr.
A Magical Moment

I recently found myself missing Disney and started going through my archives browsing for photos to edit again. I went through and found a few to touch up, but I ended up gravitating to my favorite image. 



I’ve been to Epcot a countless number of times and never have come across a moment like this. I was just passing through while on my way to Japan for dinner. They were doing their usual poses,nothing really out the norm. Then Aladdin planted a kiss right on Jasmine’s cheek! Talk about some serious fan service! It was truly magical, something that embodies what Disney is all about. The sad thing is that something like this may never happen again. Since Jasmine and Aladdin have been moved indoors. It’s sad that they were moved inside, I always enjoyed seeing the characters while walking through the countries.

(Source: findtheapex.com)

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Since I’m sorta on break from the camera. I’ve been checking out other types of photography. I found myself gravitating to one particular type, surf photography. Something about it draws me in. It’s part nature and part sport. It blows my mind. You have to tread water, holding the camera and get pounded by waves. Not only that you are right in the middle of the action. Props to those guys!

I need to start browsing my collection of photo books again. I’ve been spending time re-editing stuff from my archives. Trying new stuff on old photos. I should’ve been working on the website. I have to finish up some unposted blogs. Lately there hasn’t been enough hours in a day…

Good night world!

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Hiatus

Taking a small break from behind the camera. I’ll be starting a new job soon and it’s going to change my schedule. But my break won’t be for too long, another drift event is around the corner. I need to redeem myself for last time.

Also need to get back to my blog, been neglecting that again. Gees that is starting to sound like a broken record.

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A reoccurring scene on my desk. #camera, #lenses and #sunglasses sprawled all over. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother putting it up. It all ends up back on the desk anyways.  #nikon #dslr #rayban
Changing tides?

I have a job interview Friday morning and I’m freaking out. I sort of have an inside connect, but this is still scary.

Change always freaks me out but this is a much needed one. One thing I’m going to miss about my current job, is being able to flex my creative muscles. I was able to do some photography and work on marketing projects.

Fingers crossed things work out for me. I’m scared yet excited for what the future holds. I still holding on to the dream of doing just photography for a living.

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It’s a #dwarfpencilfish feeding frenzy!

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