Tag Archives: gadgets and technology

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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“just post a picture of the dog”

When in doubt, just post a picture of the dog.  On a whim, I chose the least-used camera in the house: the one in my tablet.  (OK, I’ve never used it.)  While trolling through its unfamilar settings, I found the … Continue reading

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welcome to my world

I went out to take some photographs this afternoon*, and parked the Pentax** on the coffee table while I put on my shoes.  And then I realized I had set up a little still life that says a lot about … Continue reading

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snow day– bird in flight

About 20 inches or so landed in the yard during the Super Bowl Storm.  Very pretty, if you like that sort of thing, so of course I took some snowy day photographs for you with my phone camera.  Imagine my … Continue reading

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the box with the greek letter tape

It takes a moment to parse the pleasant red pattern on this shipping tape on this box– it’s the Greek letter sigma repeated over and over.  Which might suggest the contents could include a new lens from … Sigma.  (Well, … Continue reading

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a poem about google

I wrote a poem in my head today.   Remembered it all when I got home, in spite of taking photographs and going to the Post Office and drinking a giant Java Wave coffee from the Family Express. Go home Google, … Continue reading

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why my photographs are bad

Want to read a good book about photography?  For free?  On the internet?  At no cost to you?  Then check out Why My Photographs are Bad by Charles M Taylor here on Google Books. This book has the best title … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: jealous of a vintage illustration

I’m not jealous of her outfit or her photographic gear, but at this time of year, the fact that there are leaves on the trees and she’s out with her camera gives me a touch of the green eyes. Or, … Continue reading

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