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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
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
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
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
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.)
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
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
That didn’t take long. The new trees are doing their job and the robins have taken up residence, building one of their trademark sloppy nests. That’s a lot of nest for a new tree. Better there than on top of … Continue reading
I was having a weird morning, so I got out a sumi brush and my pint bottle of generic India ink and painted the toes of my gardening boots. The pattern is the all over spirals I use in my … Continue reading