Tag Archives: gadgets and technology

butterfly blue

The Phone Camera Butterfly Project continues.  Today’s butterfly is … a blue one.  On concrete pavers, with a half-rotten apple it was really enjoying and the first of late summer’s fallen leaves.

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not a hulk-ku

It had to happen: poetry in the voice of the Incredible Hulk has ventured out of the haiku-like limits of the traditional Hulk-ku. Mighty bellow: Where? Where Hulk iPod?!? Where Hulk bossa nova music? Where Hulk podcasts? Where Hulk game … Continue reading

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a welcome sight

A welcome sight, from left to right: street/general purpose glasses, studio glasses, bifocal shades.  My new prescription has been made up, and I can see again in all three modes.  Plus my street glasses are in an old favorite set … Continue reading

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a selfie from mars

Planetokhody (planet walkers, the Russian word for rover spacecraft) are among our favorite subjects, and I couldn’t resist this self portrait of the US Mars rover Curiosity,  stitched together from official photographs by fan Kevin Gill. Read the whole story … Continue reading

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it’s eyeball twisting time again

Time to get new glasses and twist my astigmatic eyes back into position.  That means, among other things, that my studio glasses are in the shop getting new lenses put in, so heavy work at the desktop is going to … Continue reading

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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 since I went digital seriously about two years ago.  (See pretty much the entire “photography” tag in this blog.)  I … 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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