Great Snow Storm 2015 #1

Every other person is asking me about snow storm. News outlets made a big deal about 'worst snow storm since ...' etc. We were promised to be buried in snow. It turned into a great nothing. This is morning of Jan 27, 2015 in my neighborhood. Road were cleaned last night once. Maintenance of development is going to clean it again once snow stops later today and this is going to be all of it.

P.S. I read more about this snow storm. Looks like we dodged a big one. Forecasts are tricky matter.

Lens and camera for working professional portrait photographer

With all the new camera makers you would think somebody will try to make something new, like let's say 50-135/2.8 or even 50-150/4.0 in 35mm format. This easily can the last lens working portrait photographer will ever need.
I guess this is too much of a novel idea, so everybody keep making 24-70 and 70-200.

At the very least most of camera makers understood importance of face/eye recognition and make it better and better. I wanted it the moment mirror-less cameras with electronic viewfinder started to appear. It works reliably enough even on my ancient Panasonic GH2. I shot with it several 1000+ images sessions with many people in them without missing a single shot due to sharpness. I used face recognition for both full length portraits and for headshots in studio environment. Most definitely Canon 5Dm3 was the last camera I bought without this feature [working properly].

P.S. My favorite in MF Mamiya actually got it right long time ago with 105-210mm f/4.5 lens for medium format. 

Pictures from far far away

Congratulations to European Space Agency for putting Philae lander on the surface of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Comet. ESA are one of the most dedicated photographers out there :)

More about Rosetta mission on ESA site.