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smol typer

(A new little creative tool, bought with pocket money in the Black Friday sales, is used to make a fragment of prose in the “bad science fiction” style. There is a photograph to go with it.)   I haz a … Continue reading

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a new lens for the last of november

Today marks the arrival of a new lens– a short telephoto macro* for the Fujis, which is definitely giving Mischief a fresh outlook on the world.  Even on a cloudy, raw last day of November there are still plenty of … 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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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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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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the notebook, at the cafe, with cameras

Took a disreputably long photography walk one day last week, and ended up, as so often happens, at the cafe.  Beside buying a coffee and a cinnamon scone and photographing my cameras* (“cafe cameras” is an ongoing series on my … Continue reading

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cubic plants from the toy camera

My Polaraid Cube toy camera hadn’t been charged up in a long time, so while it was plugged into the computer I took the opportunity to download the images off its tiny micro SD card. I seem to use this … 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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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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