Tag Archives: gadgets and technology

paperwork to the moon!

Buzz Aldrin is one of our favorite people around here.  The second man on the Moon has always been an opinionated son of a gun with a dry sense of humor and an appreciation for all of life’s little ironies.  … Continue reading

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butterfly and zinnia

The phone camera continues to display strange and wonderful competence at the most unexpected moments. Macro-style shots of butterflies on zinnias?  Really?  Apparently so. It’s one butterfly on two different zinnias, if you want to get technical.  Interesting how one … Continue reading

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around the neighborhood with my new camera

Somewhere along the line in the last few weeks, I finally got my hands on the camera I’ve been wanting pretty much constantly since I went digital seriously about two years ago.  (See pretty much the entire “photography” tag in … Continue reading

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a former object of desire

There was a time , not so very long ago (or so it feels) that I wanted this camera more than just about anything. It was rare even then: the K1000 with brown leatherette instead of the usual black, and … Continue reading

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cool camera!

Start with an oooh, and stretch it way out: “Oooh … cool camera!”. It is, rather– the F3T is the titanium bodied version of the great Nikon F3 all manual pro camera of the early 1980s.  It was super strong … Continue reading

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mgb squares (and stupid google)

Looks like we’re having some kind of a car week on the ol’ blog, so let’s continue it with a few square photos* of an absolutely smashing chrome bumper MGB I saw at the post office this morning.  It’s that … Continue reading

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mongolian or korean barbecue- a cubic photo documentary

Whatever you call it, this choose-your-own-ingredients feature on the flat top grill is the latest thing going at the local Chinese buffets.  Even our local strip mall hole in the wall has started doing it, with highly satisfactory results.   This … Continue reading

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dire corgi with a pancake

If the dire corgi could read, he would be bitterly disappointed by this post, since it is a portrait taken with my pancake lens, and not a picture of His Direness eating a pancake.(I’m quite pleased with the 40mm f/2.8 … Continue reading

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when a monster meets a pancake

Due to a long story (which is actually kind of boring, or I would tell it here), I recently rediscovered a small lens.  It is what photography people call a “pancake” lens, which is designed to be very flat and … Continue reading

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spicy hungarian brushpile limousine

Spicy Hungarian brushpile limousine.  There’s a zesty group of English words.  And it’s so much more interesting than saying “here are two photographs I took recently with my Polaroid Cube toy camera”. Someday I’m going to have to explore my … Continue reading

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