The Weekend of the 3 Photamigos! by Douglas Koski

Sinéad and I have long discussed the idea of my acquiring a cost effective backup DSLR. The idea was that it would allow me to fully trade off the D5300 to Sinéad to use after getting the D750. The side benefit was that my nephew Andy would have something he could take photos with. I have been scouring resources and product information for quite some time attempting to find a decent enough option to take advantage of. There was a killer deal for a D90 I barely missed out on listed on Craigslist, and I also was highly tempted by a D300s at a camera shop close to work. The stars aligned this past Saturday when I stopped into Hunts Photo and Video in Manchester and happened upon a deal I could hardly believe.

Read More

Stepping Up by Douglas Koski

It has been an exceptionally long time coming, but I was finally able to make the jump from my crop body camera to a full frame body! No frills, glitz, or glam with this process - I was still attempting to work well within a reasonable budget. So, I will not be making any leap to any of the mirrorless systems. (With the exception of a typically lacking secondary memory slot, mirrorless has become the format most hyped up on review channels.) I am, however, very much elated to now be the owner of a Nikon D750!

Read More

A Return To Ireland - The O'Koski Clan Edition (Part 4) by Douglas Koski

The sleep I was able to get wasn’t quite enough. Fortunately, 3 drinks over 5 hours is hardly enough to warrant any hangover concerns. A cold had started settling in, but I wasn’t going to let it completely drag me down. We had plans, and Theresa had some cold meds to help me push through. Got some aid my sinuses and we started assessing our plan of attack for the day. It was going to be another beautiful sunny day and we had plans for a long journey East.

Read More

A Return To Ireland - The O'Koski Clan Edition (Part 3) by Douglas Koski

We awoke to another well received sunrise. We knew the morning sunlight was to be a short-lived surprise. Though it was scheduled to return later in the day, we were in Ireland. The morning forecast quickly became reality. As the sun rose it only made a brief appearance for the early risers. Shortly after it disappeared behind the clouds that were already looming overhead.

Read More

A Return to Ireland - the O'Koski Clan Edition (Part 1) by Douglas Koski

We were watching our departure window slowly slip away… Sinéad and I had picked up Deacon Arnold with plenty of time to arrive to Providence, but the Boston area’s ever worsening (and politically ignored) traffic crisis had flooded over to I-495 much earlier than we all had anticipated. We made it to the southern edge of Marlborough about the time our GPS said we should have originally arrived at T.F. Green.

Read More

An Autumn visit to Lost River Gorge by Douglas Koski

Sinéad and I found a great deal on Groupon for an adventure we had been waiting a long time to go enjoy. We quickly discussed the finding and determined we needed to try to fit it in to our schedule before our next big adventure (hoping there will be updates to share for that as well). Our adventure brought us to Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves.

Read More