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When I returned to more or less serious (kinda sorta) photography last year after a six year hiatus, I expected that I would find that things had changed. Up until I gave up taking pictures– temporarily, it turned out– I … Continue reading
I used to have a third eye, in the form of an 85mm f/2 prime lens that was pretty much a fixture on my old Pentax K1000 film camera. 85mm is what they call a “mild telephoto” on film, a … Continue reading
Spent way too much time in the art supply/educational materials store taking close up photographs of a malevolent plastic animal. Seriously, have you ever seen such a threatening expression on the face of a plastic animal in your life? “I … Continue reading
Corgi puppies are the cutest puppies. Discuss. Yes, that’s the dire corgi as a baby pup, one ear half up, the other down, standing in my parents’ driveway an hour or so after we saw him in person for the … Continue reading
Sitting here behind the wheel of Stinky, the old Lenovo ThinkPad, and feeling mightily content, since I’ve saved myself a thousand bucks or so, at least temporarily. Have been enjoying a brief flirtation with the idea of a Mac laptop … Continue reading
This one is for you Nikonists out there, and for anyone who loves old manual film cameras and the optics of their wonderful mechanical lenses. Last week I saw this beautiful old super long lens on display at a camera … Continue reading
The car spotter’s natural ally is the smartphone camera. When I think of all the cool cars I saw in the years before the invention of the phone cam, I am filled with a vague sense of both nostalgia and … Continue reading
(Or “epilogue”, if you prefer. I can never decide how brutal I want to be with the modern spellings on words in this family.) The research I’ve been doing for this week’s Mold-A-Rama posts offer evidence that the gorilla sculpture … Continue reading
Added three new Mold-A-Rama sculptures to the household collection yesterday, souvenirs from a trip to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago: My life is now richer to the tune of a red mama and baby giraffe, a black gorilla of somber … Continue reading