Tallship Tour: Hawaiian Chieftain

Last week the historical museum ship Hawaiian Chieftain sailed into Squalicum Harbor in the city of Bellingham. The Hawaiian Chieftain is a 103′ ketch displacing 64 tons. Although her rigging is based on 19th-century designs, the hull is steel and features a triple keel design. This makes the craft very maneuverable in shallow waters, drawing […]

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XIT x.43 Wide Angle Lens

Testing my new XIT x.43 wide angle lens. I am more than happy with the wide angle and macro uses. The macro has an extremely short focal length but can create interesting blur patterns that imply motion. The clarity and color are excellent for an addition that cost less than $30.

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