The rocket blew up …

No rocket photos, but at least I got some nice sunsets I’ll post tomorrow.

Rocket Launch

I’m going over to Norfolk tonight to photograph a rocket launch. It’s another chance to break out the 80-200 and see what it can do.

I don’t know what to expect; I’ve never seen a launch. If I get anything good I’ll post it here tomorrow.

100 Followers!

NancyGoldsteinPhoto: 67
TheiPhonegraphyBlog: 33

I never thought I’d see the day.

Fall Photography

Color photo, park bench during the fall season.Here in southeastern Virginia, the leaves on a few trees are starting to turn color here and there.

It’s pathetic.

It’s fall! I want to see fall color!

I’m thinking about heading up towards DC later this week. It might actually look (and feel) like fall up there.

As always, comments are welcome. I’d like to know that someone, somewhere, is actually reading my posts.

PayPal Commits Suicide

As of November 18, consumers who use PayPal to make a purchase will have up to 180 days to return items for a full refund.

That’s nuts. Why would PayPal promise something — a six month return period — no sane person would think reasonable?

Two words: Apple Pay.

PayPal knows what the future holds, and it’s not pretty. They know that whenever Apple enters a new market — in this case, electronic payments — they tend to steamroller the competition. Just ask Motorola or BlackBerry what happened to them after the first iPhones went on sale in 2007.

So, how does this new policy effect you?

That depends. If you never use PayPal for purchases, you may decide to start. If you already use PayPal to buy things, you just got an early birthday present.

As a business owner, however, I will no longer accept PayPal. I believe many businesses will join me before November 18.

PayPal may just have committed suicide in order to stay alive.

New Work at TheiPhoneographyBlog!

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Sepia photo of a lone person on a ferry

I’ve just added a bunch of work to the galleries of my mobile photography blog, TheiPhoneographyBlog.wordpress.com. Surf on over and take a look! I hope you’ll like what you see.

Old Lenses? Great Lenses!

Black and white photo of the full moon on cloudy night

Full Moon Over Portsmouth…

This is what you can do, handheld, with a Nikon D7100 set at ISO 6400(!) and an ancient (1977-81) Nikon 80-200 f/4.5n lens!

Per Ken Rockwell, this is one of Nikon’s ten best lenses ever; it’s certainly one of the best I’ve ever used. I don’t focusing my own lens when I can get results like this for under $100.

New work added to the galleries!

I’ve just added a boatload of new work to all the galleries, so take a look around and let me know what you think!

I’m celebrating!

I have just spent the last week (yikes!) completely re-writing my SEO. (That’s short for “search engine optimization”, which is how you get found on Etsy.) It’s been quite the experience, know what I mean?

Anyway, as we all know, celebrations call for presents! So here’s my present to you.

Please use the coupon code THANKYOU10OFF for — you guessed it — 10% off anything in the store through October 10. Ladies and gentlemen, start your holiday shopping now! Just surf on over to —

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NancyGoldsteinPhoto

Or better still, just click on the word “Shop” at the top of the page.