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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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dog portraits

A couple of weekends ago, I went to a local street festival and took a bunch of portraits of other people’s dogs.  Here are a few of them.     Photographic geekery:  the Pentax K-5iis and the DA*55 mm f/1.4, … Continue reading

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street festival superhero

One of the big attractions of our local street festival is a chance to meet celebrities in an informal setting.  Here, some tween girls enjoy an unexpected encounter with a noted superhero. (Batman is played by a French bulldog named … 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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