Sunday, March 18, 2007

Little Steel Balls

When I lived in northern Japan, I would walk past these pachinko palors all the time. I never understood the game but they sure did make a lot noise.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Old Portraits

I was looking over some old photos of my mother's family and noticed that the portraits taken back then were so much nicer than what the regular portrait photographers are putting out today. This is my Aunt Mary Lou and I really like the way the photographer posed her and the way the light hits her face giving you a classic light going across her face. The only problem I had with this photo was the paper it was printed on. The paper had a pebble finish and it was not scanned that well by my cousin.
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Friday, February 23, 2007

Waiting for Spring

How much longer will this cold weather last. A month ago it looked like my tulips would soon be making their way up and start blooming. So much for global warming.

I guess next week I'll started getting some seeds started inside. Many of my tulips have been moved, so I am curious on how they will do this spring. I like planting my own photographic studies, it is nice to record your efforts and share them with family and friends.

Something about photographing flowers, they're so sensual in nature.
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Monday, February 19, 2007


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Peace and Love

I'm a child of the 60's and remember the protesting to the Vietnam War. I was too young to do any marching against the war but remember seeing them on the news. I was against going into this war with Iraq knowing it would drag on for years. To all my friends and former students that find themselves in Iraq, be safe.Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Capital at dusk

On my way home from work and saw this. Well, I had just bought the new Nikon D200 and figure this would be a good test. ISO 500 f1.8 @1/60. Wish I had a tripod but still some good detail. Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 11, 2005

red umbrella
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Monday, March 07, 2005

Bad weather Good photos

I don't take my cameras out in bad weather as much as I used too and I'm not getting some of the more interesting photos that I used to capture. I'm not sure if it is because I fear the digital camera will crap out on me. There is a lot of good to say about the older film cameras. Of course the real reason is I'm getting lazy and getting cold and wet is not a great way to spend the day. The photo of the capital is a photo I did last week on my way to work. I brought my D70 with me knowing that this photo would be waiting for me on my way to work. Only took one shot (fingers got cold)and it was set at the wrong white balance, so ended up with a nice blue photo that kind of looked cool but I still prefer the true color balance, maybe I'll change it.

Winter Storm

Just last week the weather was like this. Today it must have been 60 plus.
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