New Lens, Tortured Family

Will expand upon this shortly, but felt like posting something. A shiny, new-to-me, Nikkor-N 24mm f2.8 arrived in the mail thanks to KEH.com, and I am back where I started. Namely, walking the streets and torturing my loved ones with a 35mm equivalent Nikkor lens...

Etude (Record Review): R.E.M., Automatic for the People

Automatic for the People was never my favorite R.E.M. album. Later, the inescapable ubiquity of "Man on the Moon," and "Everybody Hurts" on radio tarnished the thing for me. Between the movie tie-in and the overly joyful "Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight," it began to feel trite and commercially exposed. At least in comparison to the music I was … Continue reading Etude (Record Review): R.E.M., Automatic for the People