Tag Archives: history and culture

studio portraits

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

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december

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

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thanksgiving and arts and crafts

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

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mold-a-rama in kekionga

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

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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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martian tartan

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

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that man at the musuem

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

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portraits of ancient china

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.

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no more days

It’s election day in the neighborhood. As always, when I went to vote the phone (with its camera) and the notebook went too. 

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one more day

This leftover Halloween decoration captures exactly how I feel in these last hours before election day: the weather is still autumn-perfect, golden and beautiful, and I am stressed out to the point of being a bit goofy. What I am … Continue reading

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