Noah Bershatsky

Noah Bershatsky

Photography | Blogging | Karate | Family Man

Dash Point State Park on Easter Sunday

Straight out camera shots taken with the Leica Q2 Monochrom using a B+W red filter on the lens.

San Diego Spring Break Vacation Photo / Video Dump

Last week, my youngest daughter and myself had a chance to go to San Diego while my wife and eldest daughter were in DC. We did the zoo, safari, saw seals, ate Jewish food, body surfed, and saw friends. I brought along the Fuji X-T4 and 50-140mm f/2.8 lens which was the perfect weight and ...

Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4 WR First Pics – Straight out of Camera

Sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to do any edits on photos. That was the case last night. It was all about hanging with friends and celebrating the birthday of my Karate Sensei. I brought along the X-T4 and the new Fuji 23mm, and these are the JPEGs straight out of the ...

2022-03-29 Yoko Teriyaki Car Crash

I have wonderful and amazing friends, and wanted to say Thank You to each and every one of them that helped out today! Today, Vanessa, La June, and I had lunch at Yoko. It was great, we left, and went about our day. I had to telephone Kim (the owner) for something after we left, ...

Vanessa and Noah in West Seattle

Spent the day in West Seattle. We visited a Farmer’s Market, Easy Street Records, Lincoln Park, and the Seattle Chinese Garden. All photos are straight out of the Fuji X100V with no edits.

My Current HiFi Audio Setup

HiFi shops have all but disappeared. Big box stores like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart do not sell higher end audio gear. Thus, we're forced to research audio gear online. In this article, I'll share my current HiFi setup and explain the rationale why I chose each piece of gear and service.

President’s Day Weekend in Longbranch, WA

Leica Q2 Monochrom Review

It’s bougie, pretentious, and ridiculously expensive, but it’s a lot of fun, produces fantastic black and white photos, and the images are super sharp. Here’s the short version of this review. If you’ve been thinking about owning a Leica Monochrom type camera for years, you can afford it, and realize just how silly and overpriced ...

2022-01-15 Point Defiance

2021-12-26 Snow at Triangle Park

Hanging out with friends this Sunday afternoon at Triangle Park.Felt good to get out and photograph again today. Haven’t had a chance to that much this Covid season.

Now We Can All Be Audiophiles

Hi-Res lossless audio is finally here for the masses, and it’s affordable! Finally after 40 years, the average consumer has access to superior sounding digital audio – kind of. Let’s discuss how digital audio has evolved and why this is so revolutionary, and why it took so long to happen. The Compact Disc (CD) Compact ...

SSD Recommendation for 8k Recording with the Atomos Ninja V+

Need a fast new SSD for 8K ProRes RAW. Look no further than the Samsung 870 EVO. For the past couple of years, I’ve been using the original Ninja V with a Samsung 860 EVO for 4K recording including ProRes RAW without any issues. When I switched to the Ninja V+, the same SSD worked ...

Leica Q2 Monochrom – Welcome Back Leica

A few years back, I shot with a Leica M 262 for about a year. During that time, I owned various lenses, enjoyed the heck out of the system, and eventually sold it all. I’m not opposed to picking up another M system camera and lenses, but I’m looking for a good deal (used) locally. ...

Puyallup Fair – Again

This go around, I tested out a Tiffen Black Pro Mist 1/4 filter. I like the effect, but definitely need to use it more to get the hang of it. Photos were edited in Lightroom.

Milton 9/11 Memorial – 20 Year Anniversary

This was a very somber event, we had a speaker whom was in New York the day of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. John Carlson – a local conservative media personality spoke. Jack Chandler a local veteran who is responsible for pioneering the memorial. Here’s a link to an MSN article about ...

Leica Q Does the Puyallup

Took the day off of work and went on a date with Vanessa. I brought along the Q, bumped up the saturation and contrast one notch in the camera, edited the JPEGs using Athentech’s Perfectly Clear, and badda bin, badda boom – some pretty nice captures of the day. I always shoot RAW+JPEG just in ...

Leica Q – First Weekend and Initial Thoughts

Ever since the Leica Q first came out, I’ve had an interest in owning one. However, the price was always more than I was willing to spend. Fast forward a few years, and the price on the original Leica Q has come down to a more reasonable level. I was able to find a used ...

Canon EOS R5 8K ProRes RAW Atomos Ninja V+ HEVC 10 Bit Compression Nvidia NVENC Tutorial

This video was shot in ProRes RAW with a Canon EOS R5 using an Atomos Ninja V+ external recorder. Edited on an M1 Macbook Pro, and compressed using an older Nvidia 1080 Ti graphics card in an older Windows machine.

Idaho Falls with the iPhone 12 Pro Max

Ririe Reservoir, the zoo, and aquarium were some of the miscellaneous adventures we had this week. When we went to the Reservoir, there was no way I was taking my camera onto the boat, but the iPhone is waterproof (supposedly) so I brought that along. We went to the zoo and aquarium our last day ...

Yellowstone National Park

This was my first time to Yellowstone. It was busy, crazy busy! The park rangers were saying that there were more than double the usual amount of visitors this year because of COVID. Fortunately, Jim (my step-father in-law), did all of the driving. He also did all of the parking – he made spots that ...

Idaho Falls Farmer’s Market and Rafting in the Canal

Visiting my wife’s mother and her husband Jim in Idaho Falls, we went to the local farmers market, had mangos covered in spicy / sour syrup, and some beef jerky. On the way home, Jim and I picked up a tow behind raft for his boat. Near his home, there’s a small canal where the ...