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Short Hike at Busiek

We took advantage of Saturday’s 82°F temperatures to get out for a short hike at Busiek. Lanie joined me and we hiked the Yellow Trail taking the shortcut back. We went off-trail a bit so Lanie could see the old… Continue Reading →

Lanie in the 1930s Dodge “Humpback” Panel Van at Busiek

Lanie joined me for a short hike on the Yellow Trail at Busiek. We went off-trail a bit so she could see the old panel van. In total we hiked four miles, nothing strenuous. But it was a warm 82°F.

Laine wouldn’t get in and pretend to drive

Lanie joined me for a short hike on the Yellow Trail at Busiek. We went off-trail a bit so she could see the old panel van. I wanted Lanie to get in and pretend to drive, but the lack of… Continue Reading →

Etched / Embossed Rock on the Busiek Yellow Trail

Lanie spotted this on the trail, and a fair bit of Googling hasn’t come up with a formal name for this, or an explanation of how it forms. Pretty cool though.

Routine Cleaning

Cleaning and fixing things was not quite my plan for the day, but that is what I ended up doing. I started with the Roomba – always a joy. Then I washed out and cleaned a bunch of fountain pens… Continue Reading →

Sleepy Tubby Dreaming of Birds

Ginger lent Tubby her phone and Tubby wore himself out trying to watch bird videos. It’s tough being a half blind, half deaf cat.

CamDesign 10MM Diameter Red Metal Convex Soft Shutter Release Button

I bought these shutter buttons on Amazon. Apart from looking cool, the button makes it a lot easier to fire the shutter without camera shake. Instead of using the tip of my finger to operate the shutter, with the shutter… Continue Reading →

Smoke, No Mirrors – Reprise, Black and White

One of the very first photographs I took when I bought my first digital camera. I’ve always liked this image, when I decided to re-visit the picture I also produced this black and white version. Fawley Oil Refinery, Southampton Water,… Continue Reading →

Smoke, No Mirrors – Reprise

One of the very first photographs I took when I bought my first digital camera. I’ve always liked this image, but it has always produced a ‘meh’ response from others. That was probably because while I could visualize the original… Continue Reading →

How many old cameras do I need?

This is not a serious attempt at a picture, I was just pointing my camera at things in my office late one night. One of the cameras, a No. 1A Autographic Kodak Jr. is nearly 100 years old – which… Continue Reading →

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