Tag Archives: around the studio

camera bag love

Feeling a fair amount of love for my new camera bag tonight after its first successful outing earlier in the day. Cool things about my new camera bag: Bought it cheap on sale in the hunting department at the local … Continue reading

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morning haiku

A 100% increase in home coffee brewing capacity leads directly to a corresponding increase in early morning poetry output. Coffee grounds in wet brown filter. Do not dump them all over the kitchen. Or maybe a not-a-haiku is better: Coffee … Continue reading

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reference photographs: bottle caps

I need to learn how to draw a bottle cap, fast.  Here are some photographs I took this afternoon to use as photo references.  No idea whether these will be more useful at the drawing table (on my tablet? printed … Continue reading

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coffee kit

Or the day I spent way too much time trying to photograph a stainless steel teakettle with a phone camera.  My goal of spending a year without a major purchase lasted about five weeks, six at the outside, as I … Continue reading

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long lost mystery art from the center of a pile

Knocked over a big pile of “miscellaneous”  in the corner of the studio today, and found this almost finished page of inked Sparky the Dog pencils.  It’s a splash from a minicomic, but I honestly don’t remember the project, the … Continue reading

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ice

Everybody’s least favorite weather phenomenon but lovely to photograph: ice this morning in the back yard.  Pentax K-5iis with the great Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro, of course.

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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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