Java Nation, Kensignton MD

Java Nation, Kensignton MD

All, Food
Java Nation is an awesome coffee shop with tasty bites right off of Connecticut Avenue in Kensignton, MD. Just about the only cafe that not only plays good music, but as good as deep house! And they have empanadas and pupusas! Mmmm, pupusas. I've been back here many-a-times and recommend checking this place out for sure! [gallery size="full" ids="22677,22672,22675,22674,22676,22673"]
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Lore Lounge, H Street, Washington DC

Lore Lounge, H Street, Washington DC

All, Food
Lore Lounge lies in above Zeus' clouds of the Mythology Restaurant in the H Street Corridor in DC, and rightly so given fresh DJ beats and the dance floor - party thunder until close! The atmosphere is relaxing and the predominantly frites menu is just as creative as the venue itself. Highly recommended as well as the Mythology Restaurant itself downstairs. [gallery size="full" ids="21874,21878,21873,21875,21876,21877,21863,21861"]
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Df Goes to Firefly 2017!

All, Photography
Story really begins last year when I decided to make the best of 2 free tickets to Firefly by getting a harmless looking, mirrorless setup to take where "no professional cameras are allowed" and capture me some real memories without even trying to suffer using my D5100 in anything but bright sunny 16 lighting because there would be absolutely no way the security would clear my D600. Thus I scoured all forums and ebay and found the X-Pro 1 and the 27/2.8 lens and successfully tested it out last year. Not my ideal setup due to an ancient LCD that makes checking accuracy of focus impossible and rather bad auto-focus, with manual focus being abysmally digital and useless when shooting blind. My ideal setup for something like this? Naturally the…
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X-Pro 1 vs Deadmau5 at Firefly 2016

X-Pro 1 vs Deadmau5 at Firefly 2016

All, Photography
Ended up picking up a used copy of Fuji X-Pro 1 as my sneaky solution to "no professional cameras allowed" situations without compromising all too much at the end of the day, and overall I am quite impressed with this combo considering price:performance ratio you get out of it today. The obvious thing just about any camera lacks in low-light is decent autofocus, especially with an f/2.8 lens or slower (and Fuji actually optimized the 27mm to be a true f/2.8 on a crop sensor rather than having the x1.5 crop factor with the aperture as well), but contrast detection of the X-Pro 1 definitely lags behind Nikon's phase detection (and it's ironic considering that X-Pro 1 is a rangefinder-style digital, what the phase detection was based on in the…
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