Daily Archives: August 23, 2018

Your Quintessential 4-Legged Harrier — Tired From A 3.5 Mile Run.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. With a Sony a7 II.


Just saying ‘Aaahhh’ will suffice.

His name is ‘Braxton‘, he was a rescue and he is 5-years old.

Loves to run but it wears him out. Has to have his rest in the afternoon.


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The Sony a7 II Acknowledges The Arrival Of The Nikon Z-Series Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. With a Sony a7 II.



All discerning photographers knew that this would be the day of reckoning for the Sony a7 family — the announcement of the Nikon competition.

What can you say?

You knew Nikon was going to hit it out of the park — at least in terms of specs and lens availability.

Yes, we haven’t seen actual proof as yet.

But, we doff our hats.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — August 23, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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hibiscus Anura Guruge Sony a7 II


The also rans:







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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Wild Horses At The Bottom.

by Anura Guruge


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Horses, both tame and feral, are a feature of this tranquil and beautiful Canyon. We saw quite a few in our travels. Kind of off putting to come across wild horses when you are horseback but they all seemed to know what to do.


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Innocent Catholic Priest Attacked In Indiana Following Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Report.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From the U.K. “Daily Mail” from August 21, 2018.


This is getting out-of-hand and unacceptable. Yesterday vandalism and then this. You cannot pin this on all Catholic priests and you definitely cannot go around attacking poor, innocent priests at random.

Yes, people are frustrated and angry, BUT things have to be done non-violently, through the proper channels and without any crimes being committed, e.g., vandalism.

I would definitely like to see more peaceful protests in churches. They, the Church, must understand that enough is enough. This has gone too, too far.

Maybe the pope, acting dumber than usual, will start paying some attention. Going to Ireland, this weekend, will focus his now increasingly addled mind.


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Raindrops On Flora — August 22, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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I was out right after a heavy rain trying to take some pictures. These caught my eye and I couldn’t resist. They came out rather nicely too. So, I wanted to share.


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Pennsylvania Colleges Removing Names Of Catholic Bishops Accused In Sex Abuse CRIMES.

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Click to ENLARGE. From NPR.


Yesterday we saw, alas, vandalism out of sheer frustration.

Today, we see sanity and common-sense finally beginning to prevail. This, however, is but a small, firststep. So, much needs to be done. Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and priest need to be fired and where possible sent to prison.

The three bishops whose names are being expunged are: Jerome Hannan, James Timlin and J. Carroll McCormick — all three bishops of Scranton, PA, at various times.

Baby steps ….

But, a decent, moral start.


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Nikon Z6, Mirrorless Full-Frame Camera, Has, To My Surprise, Started To Pique My Interest.

by Anura Guruge


Pictures from Nikonrumors.com.

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Up until about a week ago when I started seeing pretty realistic images of what the lower-resolution (i.e., 24.5MP) Z6 is supposed to look like I wasn’t that interested. The teaser images that had been provided by Nikon made it look ugly.

I will confess I kind of like the look of it, THOUGH the LCD panel on the top is a turn-off. Waste of money on a mirrorless. C’est la vie.

I am glad that they are making a lower-resolution, i.e., 24.5MP, model. A higher-resolution camera is of no interest to I — for my work.

The three full-frame lenses being announced with the Z6 leave me stone cold. They are nowhere close to the zoom focal lengths I prefer; i.e., 24mm — 240mm (at least).

But, it is the ‘FTZ’ adapter ‘F-to-Z’ (meaning Nikon F-mount to the new Z-mount) that has me most interested. I am so fed up with not having enough choice when it comes to AFFORDABLE Sony Full-Frame lenses.

I haven’t really started studying the specs. as yet. Might as well wait till the announcement next week.

I am close to the 20,000 photo mark on my 18-month old Sony a7 II. That is a fair number of pictures. I can still probably get a good price for it on eBay. I am not in any hurry. Definitely not planning to pre-order one. I can wait. Might be a nice Christmas present for myself. You will, of course, be the first to know.

Then … there is the Canon Full-Frame mirrorless that is supposed to get announced next month. What will be more tempting?


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