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  • 11/23/14--15:55: The Accidental Camera
  • Well, it’s happened. I finally acquired the camera I said I wouldn’t buy. In fact almost exactly two years ago, I wrote a whole article about why I wouldn’t buy it. But things change. So now I find myself the … Continue reading

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      Two years ago, Nikon pushed DSLR resolution to new heights, by eclipsing their pro-level D3x and its 24mp full frame imager, with a similar sized 36mp chip in a semi-pro body called the D800. This body became widely recognized as … Continue reading

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  • 12/25/14--07:06: Christmas 2014
  • It’s Christmas Day! The staff of Henrysmithscottage.com wishes all of you a happy, healthy, holiday season, specifically a Merry Christmas , a happy Hanukkah, and a blessed New Year.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Adirondacks, Henry F.Smith Jr, Mirro Lake Inn, Nikon … Continue reading

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  • 02/12/15--04:06: I Really Do Not Hate Dogs.
  •   This is an Op-Ed piece Published in the Wilkes Barre Times Leader on Sunday February 8th, 2015: I post it here in all of its unedited glory. Though I live in suburbia, I don’t own a dog. Because of this, my canine-loving friends accuse me … Continue reading

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      Earlier this winter, while trying to organize my photographic camera gear, I noticed a lot of equipment that had seen little  use(my RX 100) or had been funtionally replaced (my D 600).   As is my practice, I posted them on eBay; … Continue reading

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  • 03/29/15--07:20: Late March Ramblings
  •     It has been a tough spring this year. A very tough spring. Temps have remained February-like. The only thing melting the snow, which is now dense from the tepid freeze-thaw cycles, is the strong late March sun. We haven’t even had the pleasure … Continue reading

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          I was taken by surprise by the introduction of the Fujifilm X100t.  The previous model, the X100s was a mature product, without glaring deficits . It didn’t cry out for upgrading, especially before the replacement of the venerable X Pro … Continue reading

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      As I have previously explained, I am not intuitively a wide lens shooter. I do own a variety of short focal length lenses for the various camera formats in my collection, but I admit they are among the least … Continue reading

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           I am re-posting this article I wrote almost 5 years ago, about the life event of having your first child leave the nest, and attend college. Now my daughter Brigid has been graduated from Penn State University with a Master’s … Continue reading

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      For years, so-called “pocket cameras” have gotten a bad rap  from so-called “serious photographers”. Admittedly useful in a pinch, their image quality has been impugned relative to larger-sensored devices, such as DSLRs and “mirrorless” cameras. In fact, they have … Continue reading

    henrysmithscottageThe Sony RX 100 Mark III(Panasonic GH1,  Lumix 14-45mm f3.5)henrysmithscottageThe Sony RX 100 Mark III(Panasonic GH1, Lumix 14-45mm f3.5)

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      It is easy at my age, to stay within ones comfort zone. Its less trouble to stay with skills which you have already acquired, to maintain the status quo, to embrace the familiar. I feel very much this way. Yet I … Continue reading

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    “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir   A good portion of my life has been spent wandering through the woodlands of Pennsylvania. I am privileged to live close to some of the most … Continue reading

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    As faithful readers know, I have a deep interest (obsession?) with experiencing and photographing, eastern old growth forests. I have written about the topic several times in the recent past. In March of this year, while spending time in Lake Placid … Continue reading

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  • 10/23/15--04:11: Seattle, Part One : PIX 2015
  • Say that the world’s most popular digital photography website decides to hold a photography event. And say that event is held in Seattle, where my daughter resides.  Suddenly I find myself on a flight to SEA/TAC airport in the great state of Washington, … Continue reading

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    There are times, when something or someone looks unattractive on first glance, but becomes much more attractive upon making your acquaintance. I think of my wife’s first impressions of me when we were in college. Apparently over time, I kinda’ grew … Continue reading

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      Even the most beautiful scene, captured with perfect exposure, can be ruined by “camera shake”. In most situations, proper camera stabilization leads to better images. I have written about this in the past. These days most of the images I capture … Continue reading

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  • 12/24/15--14:00: Christmas 2015
  •  Christmas, for me, is a time to reflect back at the waning year, and to thank the almighty for the many blessings he has bestowed. It’s also a time to express gratitude to those important people in our lives whether … Continue reading

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  • 01/29/16--04:14: Snow in Pennsylvania
  • Snow is definitely a 4-letter word for many Pennsylvanians of my acquaintance.  An upcoming snow event creates great angst among my friends, who see no value or joy in the white stuff. Though I don’t brag about it,  I have … Continue reading

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    I may have been premature. “Kaizen” lives!  Last March, I wrote about an announcement by Fujifilm addressing the just-then superseded X100s. Basically they let everyone know, that contrary to their prior practice, they would not offer a firmware upgrade to bring … Continue reading

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  • 02/27/16--06:44: Bad Memories
  • Despite the optimism of my earlier article, this winter just isn’t panning out: at least for those of us who look forward to winter sports, and winter photography.  It brings back some bad memories… In December 1988, while finishing up … Continue reading

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