sweet sounds on the streets of DC

John Thornton

Canon 6D, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, ISO 400, ƒ/4, 1/2000

One of my favorite shots from our time in Washington this past July. John Thornton has been out in front of the Washington Mall for at least the past decade. He plays out of an old Hymnal; but appears to know pretty much everything he plays by heart. You can listen to him play via NPR: http://www.npr.org/2012/06/30/155989687/a-lone-trumpeter-serenades-the-national-mall

Considering a switch from Canon to Sony?

IMG_2718This past year, I learned about a new mirrorless system, that honestly is beginning to give the big camera companies (Nikon and Canon) a run for their money. Sony has made video cameras for years; but when they started getting into digital photography, it wouldn’t be long before they started making cameras that were highly video friendly; well, that was the plan. The one that interested me the most was probably the more affordable one, the Sony a6000. I purchased a used one (body only) from B&H Photo to try. It was only $420.

I became aware than Canon CPS would stop servicing the Canon 1D Mark III cameras in May 2016 and have been looking at a viable replacement solution. The 1D Mark IV has been an option, then the new 7D Mark II has caught my attention as well. Then I found out about Sony. The Sony a6000 has an impressive 11fps and has amazing autofocus system; but only if you use Sony glass – which is rather pricey in relationship to Canon glass.

On the sidelines at a Burke County High School Football game, Caleeb Roberson gets looked at after sustaining an injury to his should.

Sony a6000, Canon FD 135mm f/2.8, ISO 3200, ƒ/2.8, 1/400

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