Tag Archives: gadgets and technology

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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splash, or the risks of combining coffee and digital photography

Splash some water on the wooden floor of the front porch.  Add a phone camera, and a large black coffee, a full pint of it, with a handful of ice, and a photo editing app with all kinds of silly … Continue reading

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king pentax

A phone camera can make a decent black and white image, particularly when used with a specialized app like Lenka.  But I’m pretty sure this medium format SLR can do a somewhat better job when loaded with monochrome film. The … 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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best of the drawing of the day: the man in the moon

I drew the Man in the Moon.  This is probably my favorite drawing in the Lost Sketchbook* and so it’s a good one to post at the end of the retrospective and promise you that the Best of the Drawing … Continue reading

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happy belated world photography day

Happy belated World Photography Day.  It was a weird week, and somehow this important date passed me by. (It was Friday, if you too missed the memo.)  But photography has become really important to me again in the last few … Continue reading

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a very dire shadow

The Dire Corgi practices his down stay late on a summer afternoon. I liked the way his tongue is casting its own shadow. Phone camera, lightly processed in Pixlr, with one of Pixlr’s vintage filters on top.

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fortune cookies: less than inspirational

Today’s fortune cookie was kind of a slacker. This one was not exactly a call to action either: Tommorow. That’s the ticket. (Phone camera images, tweaked on Pixlr with the same vintage filter. The first one has an ink frame … Continue reading

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cicada two ways

No, not in the sense of a dish involving one main ingredient in different preparations. This is not one of those adventure cooking shows where everyone pretends they like eating bugs and such. But this is the summer week when … Continue reading

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a very dire wide angle

Fun and games with a jumping corgi and the Polaroid Cube toy camera.  We haven’t seen any of these for a while.  The “big nose” effect is a product of the very wide angle of  this very odd and fun … Continue reading

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