Whither Brand Loyalty?

My very first camera, about 40+ years ago, was an Asahi Pentax SP1000 – a high quality, reasonably priced beginner camera. It had a screw thread mount and a great selection of Super Multicoated Takumar lenses. I left the Pentax gear in a Don Mills parking lot...

Buh-Bye to Nifty50

Yesterday, I regretfully closed my Nifty50 photography community. It’s been an evolutionary progression. (Editor’s note: redundant, evolution is progression…) Back in the winter of 2013, I took over a fledgling Meetup group called Maritime Fun...

Something My Mom Used to Say…

As I was growing up, Mom often would say, “Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.” Not that I was hanging with a bad crowd but she was trying to impress upon me the importance of choosing the right, uh, the best friends. In that...

500px

UPDATE: July 28, 2018 I got an e-mail from 500px that says, “We’re glad you’ve decided to come back! Your photos will be restored to your Organizer.” Thing is, I didn’t rejoin and I don’t want my images on their site. I’ve...
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