About this site

This site is about seeing.

I’ve been taking pictures, like most of us, since I was a little kid with a variety of cameras on vacation, when out with friends, etc.  I’ve never been what I would consider “serious” about it until the fall of 2009 or so, when I purchased my first “real” camera – a Canon G10.

It wasn’t long till I discovered that while the G10 was flat out awesome for taking pics of things that don’t move, it’s not so hot for anything that moves, like dogs, people doing something other than portrait type pictures, and damn sure wasn’t fast enough to keep up with taking pictures of shooters and their trade.

A few months later, I broke down and bought a Canon Rebel XS.  And loved it!  But soon discovered that this wonderful little camera, which is probably more than enough camera for 95% of the population, wasn’t going to work for me.

For you see, I pretty much destroy everything I touch and I knew that the Rebel’s body would not put up to the abuse that I would heap upon it during camping trips and thrown in and out of range bags at the shooting range.

I eventually moved up to a set of two – one 7D that I usually use with a 70-200 and my latest camera – a 5DMkIII that usually sports a 17-40 lens….  I still have a G camera, but I’ve moved on to the G12 and I recently picked up a little point and shoot that is shock proof and waterproof that I take with me on moto rides. 😉

And then, in the fall of 2014, my wife and I were set to go on a cruise. The last thing in the world I wanted was to lug around a big heavy full frame camera, lenses, etc and have to worry about all that weight; not to mention all that money if something untoward happened.

So I purchased a much smaller mirrorless camera – a Fuji X-t1 and have not looked back since then. I have upgraded the t1 to a t2, and it’s about time to upgrade the 2 to either a 3 or 4. We’ll see!

Long story short – gear doesn’t matter – that is unless you’re one of those Nikon people 😃😃😃.

This blog is a work in progress, as is my skill at seeing.

Come along for the ride, it’ll be fun!


19 Responses to “About this site”

  1. I enjoyed learning about your camera buying history. I started with a Canon A70, bought the original Rebel and made it to a 50D. I haven’t committed to the 7D yet, but you certainly have encouraged me.


  2. Love your blog and I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. 🙂 http://afternoonpopcornsnack.com/2012/05/09/one-lovely-blog-award/


  3. I see you’ve just been nominated fro the One Lovely Blog award – would it be terribly inconvenient if I also nominate you!!? I love poring over your blog and have nominated you again. Phillipa


  4. Hi!
    I nominated u for Versatile Blogger Awards !


  5. Hi Derrick, I don’t know where you live, but obviously somewhere in west Texas. You bring back a heap of memories when I look at your images of the Big Bend country. I will look forward to more. 🙂


    • Hi Bob – I actually live in north Texas! I usually get to take a trip to Big Bend each year, but this year has been way out of the ordinary, I’ve had three trips down there since December.

      I’m glad the images have touched a chord, stop by anytime!


  6. Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. You have a cool blog and I just wanted to acknowledge it! Congrats. http://bythelight1973.com/2012/10/05/a-nice-start-to-my-weekend/


  7. Derrick – I hope you don’t mind, but I just nominated your blog for a “Blog of the Year 2012” award. Just follow this link for details: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/


  8. Hi Derrick, thanks for visiting my blog and liking a couple of my posts! It’s much appreciated!


  9. Is this site still active?


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