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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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fifty superheroes: number thirteen

Erik Walks-on-Air is, of course, a flying hero.  In fact, he’s what I think of as a pure flying hero– he doesn’t use technology or magic, and he doesn’t have “flight” as just one item on a list of mighty … Continue reading

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distraction: steam locomotive

Here she comes! Sketchbook Week will return tomorrow and probably extend into next week because of this locomotive.  Sorry.  It’s all very easy to blame the steam locomotive when you want to play with cameras all day instead of working … Continue reading

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random image from my sketchbook

Plans.  What are these plans you speak of?  Ha.  Life snickers scornfully at your puny plans.  But since it’s sketchbook week, here is a random image from my sketchbooks.  I mean that– I pulled the book of the shelf and … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number twelve

The twelfth* of the fifty superheroes is the mighty Man-O-Taur.  And I have mixed feelings about him.  Not about the drawing, which I quite like (doing the whole thing with the scritchy-scratchy pen is always a fun technique) nor about … Continue reading

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sketchbook week: the sketchbook placemat drawing

Here on the blog it’s Sketchbook Week!   Movie Week seemed to go over well, so this week will be dedicated to images from my sketchbook.  Posts will include two more of the Fifty Superheroes from last year’s ongoing project, … Continue reading

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movietime at the cinemark: the fate of the furious

(Movie Week concludes, for now, with the second of the catch-up reviews.  We’re now ready to go to some more movies: bring on a carefully chosen selection of summer blockbusters and also a new actor-driven caper movie that my movie … Continue reading

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movietime at the cinemark: the lego batman movie

(Welcome back to Movie Week, where we are catching up on some reviews of movies I saw earlier in the year but was too lazy or distracted by real world issues to write about.) I knew The Lego Batman Movie … Continue reading

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a correction. and a picture. and a link.

People throughout the multiverse have been reading my review of the newest Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Happily their number includes my friend B, who points out that the character Kraglin, played so well by Sean Gunn, did appear in … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: guardians of the galaxy volume 2

The first film in the Guardians of the Galaxy series was the great surprise movie of the summer of 2014. When I think back on it that’s what I remember: a more or less ordinary space opera made delightful by … Continue reading

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