Wide Angle Battle – The Final Round

To be honest, I just wanted an excuse to shoot the Wai Wai. I loaded it up and had it sitting when the trip to Mom’s came up, and spur-of-the-moment decided to see if it could be bested by any of the other wide angle cameras in my stable. I was biased, and strongly so. …

Wide Angle Battle – the Consolation round

Really, it was close… sorta. I knew headed in that the plastic cameras would win over the LC-W, and the inclusion of the super-fancy FM3a/17-35mm f/2.8 was so spur-of-the-moment that I didn’t even really consider it. But here we are. After those few days at Mom’s and a week of round-robins, the LC-W and FM3a …

Wide Angle Battle, Round 3: Down the Crik

The roads around Mom’s house vary between narrow state highway, freshly-paved blacktop, rutted and pitted country lane, and dirt or gravel track. I like to travel a little figure-8 loop from her house, up the highway to the charity shop, down the roller-coaster road I’ve shared previously, past a hippy-decorated house hidden behind a very …

Wide Angle Battle, Round 2: Interiors

Mom’s mountain home is beautiful and pleasant and a relaxing place to visit, and I always enjoy my time there, even if the seafoam green carpet and tile aren’t much to my liking. During a visit to her place in late July, 2021, four cameras battled: Lomography’s LC-Wide, a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, a …

Wide Angle Battle, Round 1: The Deck

Mom lives on top of a mountain in northwest Arkansas. It’s beautiful there. In late July, 2021, I took four cameras along—Lomography’s LC-Wide, a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, a Konica WaiWai, and the Nikon FM3a with the 17-35mm f/2.8D—and they did battle… I present the contest in the form of a round robin. This …

Coming Soon: the Wide Angle Battle

In preparation for a recent short trip to visit Mom, I thought it might be fun to pit the Konica WaiWai against the Lomo LC-Wide. I then thought it might be a good idea to also add in the Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, and then remembered my recent purchase of a gently used Nikkor …

Sean Kennedy’s “Nature Connects” at the Botanic Gardens

A month or two ago, before we went back into virtual lockdown due to the Covid 19 Delta variant, my darling, adorable wife and I made a visit to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. I shot two cameras: the Olympus OM10 with a 50mm and +4 macro filter …