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twine time

Let’s take the time to think about … twine.  It’s not something you think about a lot; most of us have replaced it (if we ever had it) with rubber bands or wire twisties or cable ties or bungee cords.  … Continue reading

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a japanese scarf and an alfa romeo

The Japanese scarf (more properly, the furoshiki) went to the Auto Show this year.  It had numerous adventures you will see later, but the high point of its visit was being photographed elegantly posed with a 1951 Alfetta in the … Continue reading

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wrestling with a portrait lens

That’s a title with a double meaning, in case you were wondering: I went to a pro wrestling exhibition and took photographs with a portrait lens, and while I was there I wrestled epically with that lens. (No light.  There … Continue reading

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auto show: the twins

Among the cars I was most interested in seeing at this year’s Auto Show are this pair of twins: the Fiat 500 X and the Jeep Renegade.  These are definitely fraternal twins: they share a substantial family legacy in the … Continue reading

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scripty doodles

Script day–I batted out the final revision of a six page story for my new collection.  And writing means legal pads and legal pads mean doodles in the margins. For the last couple of years, I’ve been completely obsessed with … Continue reading

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photographic notebook

For writers who came up before the digital revolution, and many who were born later, nothing ever will replace the little paper notebook.  Nothing to charge up, nothing to turn on, no lights, no sound, nothing to distract or alarm, … Continue reading

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cropping for soul

Photographers who always strive to “get it right in the camera” tend to forget that sometimes the soul of an image is only found when you crop it out of the surrounding mess.  I took the digital cropping knife to … Continue reading

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let there be light(ing)

Specifically, the lighting department at Menards, where I was looking for something different to do with my Polaroid Cube toy camera on another dull, damp, cold winter day. To say I was surprised by what I found when I downloaded … 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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a pink dessert at the chinese buffet

Today at the Chinese buffet, we were offered a pink dessert.  It was very, very pink, and had small black seeds in it.  I had the baked custard/ flan thing seen at the right.  That’s a dessert I understand.

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