The Roads of Bear Mountain

Something new for this year’s Bear Mountain!  Since I was helping shoot some video this year, there were times when we were in between groups of cars, so I took advantage of that time and shot some of the the twistiest part of the run.  The area around Bear Mountain has some amazingly curvy roads, which are absurdly fun to drive.  Check them out below!

MR2 Bear Mountain 2014

THE MEET October in the Northeast US means cooler weather, changing leaves, and Halloween.  In the automotive community, it also means it’s time for the annual Joe Pearlstein Memorial MR2/AllTrac Bear Mountain Run!  2014 marks the 18th year this event has been held, and it showed no signs of stopping.  Over 100 MR2s appeared for the second year in a row, and over $3000 in donations was raised for the American Cancer Society.

GoPro Hero4 Black – Evolving Review

Days 2-5 – Shakedown Testing Part 1: Before I start singing the GoPro Hero4 Black’s praises, here are some issues that have popped up in my few days of testing: Probably the biggest one is that 1080p is pretty jagged, except in Narrow FOV.  Superview and Wide look like old DSLR footage with aliasing and moire.  Narrow looks as good as the other resolutions and FOVs, though. The GoPro App doesn’t always show a preview on Android, depending on resolution or how it’s feeling at the moment, making it hard to use for framing.  iOS users are complaining about the Wifi …

Hello, Jersey Shore!

Long time no see.  Been busy recently with my move from north central Florida to the Jersey Shore.  Expect some fresh photo content soon, along with reviews of the new Sony A6000 mirrorless camera and Huelight’s camera profiles for Photoshop and Lightroom.  And one major event this fall…

Orlando Speed World: Drift Day 23 – Part 1

END OF THE ROAD On the night of December 29, 2013, Central Florida Racing Complex (CFRC) closed its gates for good.  A victim of zoning issues, its events were too loud for the neighboring communities.  It attempted to get by through eliminating drag racing, its loudest event, but that didn’t turn out as well as expected, with drag racing being the biggest money maker.  In the end, it was forced to shut down.  Thanks for the 4 years of epic motorsports memories, CFRC!

Sony NEX-6: Compact Body, Nikon Quality

Sony NEX-6 with Sigma 30mm F/2.8 DN Art Lens THE PERFECT MATCH So, I’ve been trying out a few mirrorless cameras, in real life and through RAW files, attempting to find the ideal one to sit alongside my Nikon D7100 in a small, lightweight form factor for daily use.  Lots of cameras out there have nice features, fast AF, a bunch of lenses available, etc.  But the one thing that they lack?  Image rendering.  

Canon EOS M – Time to Defect from Nikon?

NIKON FTW! I’ll start right off by admitting I’m a Nikon fanboy.  I’ve always loved their D/SLRs’ ergonomics and features, and their lenses’ and sensors’ image quality, compared to any of their competitors’.  I’ve owned a D90, D7000, D7100, N80, N90s, EM, and even an old Nikkormat FT2.  The only current non-Nikon camera I have in use is my Panasonic GH2, and that’s solely for video because of the insane image quality.  But I hate its rendering for photos.  With a passion.  So, why did I bother with the EOS M, a Canon camera?  Let alone a DSLR shoehorned into …