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my little ??

Best treat name ever. (In one pound “pack leader”size!)  And the intended consumer, my little *dire* wolf.

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play in clay

  A partial portrait of someone who would much rather be playing in clay than posing for a photograph.  (Hint, there is a reason why his nicknames include both “Nose” and “Tail”. )  Or maybe it’s just a picture of … Continue reading

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watercolor corgi in the snow

The dire corgi trotting through the first snow yesterday, with a watercolor effect.  (Experienced photographers will already suspect what is going on here– full notes at the end of the post.)   (For photo geeks: yes, you guessed it, there’s … Continue reading

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testing, testing

Black Friday has worked its evil magic, and I have acquired a new and very inexpensive Device.  More on this Device as I finish assembling it– it is going to be a Productivity Device– but so far it connects to … Continue reading

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fifteen years ago today

Fifteen years ago today, we brought home a Cardigan Welsh corgi puppy, black brindle with one white ear.  It was a very wise thing to do.

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a very dire phone camera

While cleaning some of the junk out of my phone’s photo files (chorus: why in the world did I take a picture of that???), I found this extremely worthwhile image.  What could be so profound and significant than a closeup … Continue reading

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canopic jar

Among the many great treasures in the echoing maze of galleries that make up the Field Museum in Chicago, my very favorite is the little canopic jar*.  That’s because the head that makes up its lid, which is supposed to … Continue reading

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didn’t catch it!

I’ve never actually played Pokemon Go, but I think I saw a tall blue one this afternoon while walking the Dire Corgi. I didn’t catch it, and neither did the dog.

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how big is a mammoth?

My biggest camera bag is called The Mammoth. How big is The Mammoth? About as big as a Dire Corgi.  (This is all getting very Pleistocene.) Digital art from a phone camera photograph, made with Pixlr. Brown recliner chair is … 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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