The arrow of life, so far:


Taipei and Taichung, Taiwan (1971-72) --> Dayton, OH (1972) --> Macomb, IL (1972-73) --> Bedford Park/Justice/Summit, IL (1973-79) --> Minneapolis, MN (1979-80) --> Macomb (1980-83) --> Park Ridge, IL (1983) --> Elmhurst, IL (1983-89, summers 1990-93) --> Mount Vernon, IA (school years 1989-93) --> DeKalb, IL (1993-94) --> Elmhurst (1994-97) --> Coralville, IA (1997-98) --> Mount Vernon (1998) --> Elmhurst (1998-2002) --> Chicago [Lincoln Square neighborhood] (2002-05) --> Rock Hill, MO (2005-2008) --> Richmond Heights, MO (2008-2017) --> Manchester, MO (2017-present).


In no way am I a great photographer, but I believe I'm getting better at it.




April 2003-May 2004:

Kodak EasyShare DX4330


December 2004-November 2007 and January-March 2008:

Canon PowerShot A85


November 2007-January 2008:

Kodak EasyShare C613


March 2008-December 2009:

Nikon D50 w/kit lens (AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G DX), Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D, and a Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS zoom lens.


December 2009-December 2012:

Pentax K-x w/Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens, 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED lens, SMC-A 50mm f/1.7 manual focus, and SMC-FA 28-80mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.


February 2013 to November 2017:

Olympus OM-D EM-5 with kit Olympus 12-50mm f/4.5-6.3 lens, Olympus 15mm f/8.0 pancake lens, and Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 lens.

Pentax 50mm lens from above was used as well.


November 2018 to present:

Sony a7II with kit Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens, and Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens.

Pentax 50mm lens from above will also be used.


Various cell phones show up from time to time:


Motorola V551

Motorola RAZR V3m

Apple iPhone 3G

Apple iPhone 4*

Apple iPhone 5*

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max


*These Apple phones have seen use of the olloclip lens system, in which I will clip on either the fisheye lens, or the wide angle/macro lens. Those pictures are noted with the appropriate tags. I gave up the olloclip when I moved to a larger-factor iPhone.

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  • JoinedOctober 2005
  • OccupationNick Burns, your company's computer guy!
  • HometownElmhurst, IL
  • Current citySt. Louis, MO
  • CountryUS
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