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Indoor camera practice means taking yet more photographs of those familiar characters, the studio knickknacks. Portraits of Hanging Vasuki and Desktop Cap, taken with Mischief and the new 60mm f/2.4 macro. Hanging Vasuki is looking particularly goofy and enthusiastic, and … Continue reading
You may have noticed that it has begun to snow. It started late last evening, and knowing WordPress it should keep up until very early in the New Year. As always, if it really bothers you, let me know and … Continue reading
Happy (American) Thanksgiving*! I have made you a traditional Thanksgiving art/craft, the handprint turkey. The conventional media for this form are construction paper, wax crayon and white glue, but this one is executed in brush pen over pencil on yellow … Continue reading
I’ve never seen these Mold-a-Rama Hoteis before, but I’m pretty sure there is a machine with this mold somewhere in Kekionga. Or maybe it’s just somewhere in the timelines, and the reason there are so many of the sculpts around … Continue reading
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
Did you know that Mars has its own tartan? It does–it’s the rather handsome pattern of (Mars) red and (water of life) blue, with four green lines (for being the fourth planet from the Sun), and a white line (for … Continue reading
I photographed this man on a recent visit to the Field Museum. Do you recognize him? His deeply shadowed eyes are his distinguishing feature, and present a challenge to making his portrait. But he holds his pose very well. Who … Continue reading
Two portraits from the “China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors” exhibition at the Field Museum in Chicago. Ancient horse and ancient officer, from the Pentax and the 55mm f/1.4 and some pretty terrible spot lighting.
It’s election day in the neighborhood. As always, when I went to vote the phone (with its camera) and the notebook went too.