Tag Archives: gadgets and technology

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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the apocalyptic plastic beast

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

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very dire puppyhood (in digital imaging)

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

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a visit to the apple store

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

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sighted: a beautiful giant lens

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

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on car spotting and phone cameras

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

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mold-a-rama epilog

(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

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mold-a-rama a-rama

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

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modern times

At the advanced age of well over fifty, I am learning to text.  I was doing so with a friend yesterday,  bragging that the next time she saw me she would be awed by my texting “skillz” because I was … Continue reading

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