Saturday, January 13, 2018

Eyeglasses: Coastal Review

This is the third part of my eyeglasses series.

Today we are featuring Coastal. This online optical store features designer glasses at an affordable price.

I was not paid to do this video and I'm not affiliated with Coastal. This is my own opinion on what I purchased. I took advantage of their BOGO sale. They arrived about 7 days before their estimated arrival date.

These are the frames that are featured in the video.

Main And Central - Friday -- CLICK HERE

Main And Central - Thursday -- CLICK HERE

Eyeglasses: Firmoo Review

This is the second part of my eyeglasses series.

Today we are featuring Firmoo Global Online Optical Store. Firmoo offers inexpensive glasses giving folks the opportunity to buy trendy, fashionable vision wear and classics at good prices.

I was not paid to do this video. I have no affiliation with Firmoo. The company had a sale that offered a free pair of just pay shipping and handling. A discount code was included with my glasses for 50% off my next purchase. I forgot to mention in the video that my prescription was spot on in the glasses. This is my opinion on what I received. 

Check out my video review below.

These are the frames that are featured in the video.

#DBSN62354A (the purple and brown color I have apparently are no longer available in that color but there are other color options) -- CLICK HERE

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Eyeglasses: Zenni Optical Review

I was in the market for new eyeglasses and decided to try out a few online retailers. I haven't had new glasses in about ten years though I have had my eyes examined several times over the years. My prescription changed very little and even now is still not much different so I never bothered to get new frames. 

After my last eye exam, I went glasses shopping online. I was able to get several pairs of glasses for less than the one pair of single vision glasses I was retiring. If you're on a budget, just don't want to pay optometrist prices or just like having multiple pairs without spending a fortune, shopping online is a nice option.

This is the first part of my eyeglasses series.

Today we are featuring Zenni Optical. They're an online optical store that offers inexpensive eyeglasses...their frame price starting point is $6.95. As a new customer who signed up for their mailing list, I was able to take advantage of the 10% discount that's offered to first-time customers.

When I was looking at the various online companies I watched video reviews seeing what people thought of the various companies. Some of them were very helpful. Now that I have my glasses in hand, I thought I'd offer my own "review." 

First things first, the prescription in all of the glasses I received were spot on. I know that's a big concern when ordering glasses online.

I wasn't paid to make this video and I have no affiliation with Zenni Optical. This is my opinion of what I purchased.

Check out my video review below. 

These are the frames that are featured in the video:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Newport Jazz Festival: Day 1

Here are some highlights from Day 1 of the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival. You can check out the complete collection of photos HERE.

 Naturally 7

Maceo Parker

Futureman of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones

Rhiannon Giddens

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Monday, February 24, 2014

Winter: Ice & Snow

The theory this winter is that winter is NEVER ending.  Truth be told, I prefer cold to hot … you can always bundle up and keep warm.  When it's hot, there's not much you can do but eventually strip down, lay on the floor, stick to said floor while in front of the fan being sweaty and cranky.  Maybe that's just me… At any rate, my handy mobile device and I captured a little snow and ice in the never ending winter.

The porch lamp has seen its fair share of ice this winter.

The vicious abusive thorns on my rose bush getting their just dessert.

Snow covered street and cars.

Fresh tire tracks in the snow.

Snow covered street.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy Photographic Accidents

Last week, I went to see DC based rock band, U.S. Royalty.  I took my camera but really hadn't planned on doing any significant shooting.  I was there to enjoy myself, not be a blogger or photographer; of course I failed at not doing post coming soon on my music blog.  While sorting through photos I found a happy accident. This is what happens when you enjoy yourself while holding a camera. I know, it looks like a severely out of focus image and it is.  But, there's just something about the lights and the blur that I really like.  So, for me it's a happy accident.  I guess this one could also fit under my drummer photo curse heading too.  The image is of USR's drummer Luke Adams.  I've titled it, "Luke In Lights".

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Newport Jazz Festival: Day 1

I took in the Newport Jazz Festival again this year.  Check out the slide show below to see what day one looked like.

Newport Festivals Foundation Family Concert

This year the Newport Festivals Foundation held a free family concert.  The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys were there to represent the folk side of things and Amy Cervini was there to represent the jazz side of things.  Check out the side show below to see what it looked like through my lens.