Category Archives: photography

art references for a large insect

Yesterday, I posted some photographs of three of my cameras. (This is the photographic equivalent of the movie musical where the characters decide to put on a show).  Today I was planning to show you some art references for comics … Continue reading

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three important objects

I post a lot of photography here, and I thought at least some of you might be interested in seeing three of my motley collection of (mostly secondhand) cameras.  I recently bought some neoprene “Hood Hats” from Op/Tech to replace … Continue reading

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on a canopic jar

Canopic jars are my favorite Egyptian art thing.  There’s no point here in going into (the many gross and fascinating) details about the process of mummification or about my childhood fascination with Wallis Budge’s The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian … Continue reading

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how i met a giant mole

Our local power utility, which provides us with both electricity and natural gas, has a “Call Before You Dig” program.  This is entirely admirable: you call 811 before you plant trees or build a deck or whatever, and a crew … Continue reading

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phone camera monarch

As August turns into September/ I am chasing a monarch around the garden/ with my phone.

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animal week: concluding animal roundup

Round ’em up: all the cool miscellaneous animals that just happened to be especially photogenic the other weekend.  Nothing serious concerning the philosophy of animal characters in narrative here, just some pictures I took at the zoo. Here are two … Continue reading

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animal week: a marvelous mandrill

Yes, the animals at the zoo were amazing enough that their week has expanded beyond the dictionary definition of the word.  And the animal that I found most amazing to photograph was this young mandrill.   He was indoors in … Continue reading

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animal week: the african white backed vulture

Or as the Zoo’s website calls him: Vulture, African White Backed.  In this shot, he is looking right at you, which is hard to catch.  Vultures have magnificent profiles, and they always seem to give you their best side. Vultures … Continue reading

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animal week: the amur tiger

An Amur (or Siberian) Tiger on a rainy summer day in the American Midwest.  This guy spent most of the time we spent in the Rosebrough Tiger Passage (a deluxe and stimulating state of the art tiger habitat) napping in … Continue reading

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animal week: the persian onager

Onagers are wild asses once found throughout the Middle East. Along with the takhi horse of Mongolia and surrounding regions, they always represent to me the essence of the primitive horse (or more properly primitive equine) that has always occupied … Continue reading

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