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more wrestling action! from the moose lodge

Let’s get ready to (small scale) rumble!  Here are some action shots from my famous “wrestling at the Moose Lodge” shoot of last Sunday.  TV wrestling this was not, but its more intimate distances made for some most interesting photographic … Continue reading

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origami on a toothpick

Somebody at the Chinese buffet folded a tiny origami cube out of a scrap of blue paper and displayed it on a toothpick. (Close up with the New Phone Camera, cropped and tweaked a bit in post on the newly … Continue reading

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exposure compensation– in neon

Although it is modest and subtle (for neon), the sign in the window of the local Chinese buffet has always been a personal favorite.  Its design has a heraldic quality, as if it is filled with obscure symbolic meaning.It looked … Continue reading

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asking for some smartphone advice, android experts

A break from the usual to ask anyone out there who knows a bit about Android smartphones for some advice.  I have a Nexus 5, which I love, and now I bet you know what I am going to ask. … Continue reading

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drawing tools we really wish we had

Yes,  this is just a pair of animated GIFs*. But every artist in the world who sees them immediately wants this drawing tool.  And we think it should exist**.  It seems so logical.  It would be a great tool for … Continue reading

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the temptation of the byzantine dog mosaic

I could resist the human figures, the stag, the camel, even the giraffe, but I snuck my phone out of my pocket to take two illicit photographs of the Byzantine mosaic with the little dog. Can you blame me, really? … Continue reading

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party animals

I am at a house painting party. Here are two of my hosts. (The next day:  This was the first post with multiple images in it I have ever posted from my phone.  After some consideration, and in honor of … Continue reading

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a very small camera in the shape in the shape of a cube

Polaroid is making a very small camera in the shape of a cube. It is called the Polaroid Cube, and it is oddly attractive. It is 35 mm in every dimension, is controlled by one big button on the top, … Continue reading

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bokeh. whatever that is, we’ve got it. i think.

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

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a third eye walks into a room …

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

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