Tag Archives: gadgets and technology

kap and cap

What’s this when it’s at home, then? The bold white title on the tall prism housing says it all: it’s a current Pentax DSLR.  This one is a KP, compact, 24 mp crop sensor, designed to get the best out … Continue reading

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meet the monolith

I honestly don’t know what to do with myself after having spent the last 12 days enjoying an absorbing new hobby called “checking the Royal Mail package tracking website five times a day trying to figure out when my important … Continue reading

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three important objects

I post a lot of photography here, and I thought at least some of you might be interested in seeing three of my motley collection of (mostly secondhand) cameras.  I recently bought some neoprene “Hood Hats” from Op/Tech to replace … Continue reading

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distraction: a toy camera

Every photographer should have a toy camera.  The combination of a low fi plastic lens, minimal controls, and no way to review the images on the spot means there’s nothing much to do except see potential photographs in the scenes … Continue reading

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me

Any self portrait I make in any medium is likely to be cryptic and symbolic in the extreme. Selfies are not my thing.  I am not my favorite photographic subject. The best thing about being behind the camera is never … Continue reading

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this is not a picture of detroit, michigan

It happened again for the second year in a row.  I was in Chicago (Illinois) for the Chicago Auto Show today, and I took this particular picture with my smartphone.  It’s a perfectly conventional view of the Buick show stand, as … Continue reading

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festive wreaths and fences

If you, like me, wanted to continue your search for some festive feelings in a series of toy camera photographs of holiday stuff in stores and other public places, you better have gone to Menards before the 12th of December. … Continue reading

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john glenn

2016, that cruel year, continues to take our icons from us.  News just came over the wire (meaning the Internet)  that John Glenn is gone.  One of the Mercury 7 astronauts and the first American to orbit the earth, Glenn … Continue reading

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welcome to my world

This is the first post from the smol typer, as seen in yesterday’s post.  And what better topic to try out a new blogging tool on than a beautiful four color matchbox label. “The Globe” displays a lot of creative … Continue reading

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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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