Sunday, June 19, 2011
My Dad was a BIG fan of the track- of course it was horses not cars. So when I showed up on Dad's Day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to capture my first Legends Car Race for SJ and the 42 Car I was also treated to a day of motorcycle racing. (Legend cars are powered by motorcycle engines so they play together well) The extra bonus surprise of the day was watching motorcycle side car racing- which I had never seen. Not that I didn't before, but I have a whole new respect for Women in leather... Just wild to watch- I will find it again! BL
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The most asked question I receive from F&F is "What camera do I buy?. My first answer is one that you'll use- which for most it's their phone camera because they have it with them 24/7. The good news is that smart phones have gotten smarter even if we have not. For those looking to move up the image quality chain the choices are endless as are the opinions on the subject. There is one standout this Summer and I am currently getting a chance to play with it. (Thanks MsV) Nikon is the first to deliver a DSLR that will auto- focus in HDVideo mode-in fact they have delivered 3 of them but only ONE has an articulating screen which is mission critical if you plan on using it daylight. So for just those features alone- the Nikon D5100 is the Summer 2011 winner in the under $1000 semi-pro camera department. It's also small and light for it's type so you might even take it with you after getting it. You'll see Nikon's guy- the new lead man of 2 1/2 Men pitching it, so no need to take just a CANON guys word for it... Happy Summer!