Tag Archives: around the studio

studio portraits

Indoor camera practice means taking yet more photographs of those familiar characters, the studio knickknacks.  Portraits of Hanging Vasuki and Desktop Cap, taken with Mischief and the new 60mm f/2.4 macro.  Hanging Vasuki is looking particularly goofy and enthusiastic, and … Continue reading

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seasonal tool exchange

Good bye, hose cart for soaking the new trees. Hello, snow shovels and the long brush for sweeping the satellite dish so we can watch TV.

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the purple horse comes home

Those of you who follow my Instagram feed may remember a photograph called the Purple Horse at the Liquor Store. https://www.instagram.com/p/BLBxobeh4DN/ Today I was back at the liquor store and they were turning over some of their advertising art. And … Continue reading

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the fujimatic: indoors and out

My pocket camera (the very secondhand Fuji X-M1) is a photographic superhero.  Most of the time it is a mild mannered prime lens compact, fitted with Fuji’s modest but very good small sized normal prime*.  But sometimes it goes super, … Continue reading

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very dire depth of field

I was trying out a new lens on one of my favorite models and produced this demonstration of one of the classic photographic problems of dog portraiture– depth of field so narrow that the dog’s eyes are in focus but … Continue reading

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the language(s) of insects

A (presumably) English speaking neighborhood butterfly perched on our  (surprisingly) French speaking 70 gallon Toter trash container. (That’s a “wheelie bin” to some of you.) In whatever language we use every day, we are instructed to keep the lid closed. … Continue reading

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the birthday corgi

Today is a very special day: it is our old corgi boy’s 15th birthday.  We can say about him the greatest thing you can say of any of his kind: he is, and has been every single day since we … Continue reading

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candlelight sketchbook

Late last night, while the power was out, I drew for a while by candlelight.  Pentel ColorBrush EF, rather dry, on rather better quality than usual legal pad. (Plus this is the first color test of the New Scanner.)

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best of the drawing of the day: the new kid (and the new scanner)

Moose: The New Kid’s name is Spencer (everybody calls me Spence), and isn’t that exactly the kind of name a Vulcan kid would pick out if he was trying to fit in?  Also the haircut.  His ears aren’t pointy but … Continue reading

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mismatched mulch

Oops! Some of this mulch is Absolute Black and some is Radiant Black.  Which bags will our neighbors take back?  Or will they combine the two for a subtle, toned effect? Somewhere there is someone who is earning his or … Continue reading

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