Author Archives: Pam Bliss

ferociously realistic (part 5/5)

When Iowa showed Suki her phone camera shots, Suki looked at them for a long time.   “I’m not sure,” she said, “whether the spectacles ruin it or not.” “But the collar and tie just make it more so,” said … Continue reading

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ferociously realistic (part 4/5)

“And for your information,” the Professor went on, “This is what you might more reasonably call ‘ferociously realistic’.” “Can’t argue with that, sir,” said Iowa.”At least somewhat ferocious, and undeniably realistic.” “Indeed. More ferocious than you might suspect, Ms. Ginsberg. … Continue reading

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ferociously realistic (part 3/5)

The next day, vagely psychedelic versions of Suki’s best photographs of the Ferociously Realistic werewolves had mysteriously appeared on all the bulletin boards in the basement of the library.   “Which kind are you, Professor?”  Iowa spoke innocently from her … Continue reading

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ferociously realistic (part 2/5)

Of course, the best Halloween stuff is always the werewolf stuff.  You’ll be howling at the moon in no time!  “Maybe they are sort of ferocious,” said Iowa, “But they’re not very realistic.” “Which kind is your boss?  A grey … Continue reading

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ferociously realistic (part 1/5)

At the beginning of the last week of September, Iowa went the Big Box Home Improvement Store with her friend Suki to buy supplies for one of Suki’s art projects. “Normally, I’d give you a rant,” said Iowa, “about how … Continue reading

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dust pans on parade

Today at Menards, an assortment of “High Power”dust pans.  (The red one is described as a “Big Dust Pan” and costs a buck more.) Plus, square “U” bolts!  They are made of zinc, as are the regular U shaped “U” … Continue reading

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product design for the win

Best product name ever. And of course the logo for Not Poisonous is a photographer in a knickerbocker suit wrestling with a brace of sighthounds. No, I am not the art director at the Vulcan Works. But I wish I … Continue reading

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dog portraits

A couple of weekends ago, I went to a local street festival and took a bunch of portraits of other people’s dogs.  Here are a few of them.     Photographic geekery:  the Pentax K-5iis and the DA*55 mm f/1.4, … Continue reading

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in the addams family’s living room

The Addams are my favorite cartoon/TV family.  And why not.  Gomez and Morticia are radiantly in love, have two intelligent, lively and well behaved kids, a complex and loving extended family, loyal servants, cool pets, and a great house.  And … Continue reading

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splash, or the risks of combining coffee and digital photography

Splash some water on the wooden floor of the front porch.  Add a phone camera, and a large black coffee, a full pint of it, with a handful of ice, and a photo editing app with all kinds of silly … Continue reading

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