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This cat configuration is what we call a ‘Tri-Puss’.

Photograph of a sleeping burmese cat

Our poor little tropical Burmese likes to find somewhere warm to sleep. Also in this post … I’ve been busy …

Black and white photograph of Gary Allman (Springfield Missouri) with Sprinky, a Maine Coon cat

Black and white photograph of Gary with Sprinky.

Sleeping Maine Coon cats

My Two Office Fur Balls — They’ve left just enough room for me to sit between them.

Father-Daughter Bonding – Lanie’s on target with my Beretta and Katie’s Sig P238. Five-minute read, 6 pictures

The Nave of St. John's Episcopal Church, Springfield, MO, bathed in early morning sunlight

Sunlight in the Nave – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield — Today the sunlight was streaming in low through the windows in the nave. 4 pictures

Late Night Cleaning and Polishing. I first cleaned these brass ornaments, belonging to my mother when I was 4-5 years old. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Black and white photograph of Gary Allman posing with a Fujifilm X-E3 camera

Self Portrait with Camera – A deliberate grainy look. Shot in quite dark conditions as I didn’t turn the room light on.

Color photograph of a bottle of DeAtramentis Steel Blue fountain pen ink

DeAtramentis Steel Blue

Photograph of a disassembled Sig Sauer P238 handgun.

Greater love has no step-father than this: – With 20°F temps outside, today was just the sort of day to do some therapeutic cleaning and oiling of Katie’s Sig Sauer P238. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

Ten Years On: Happy To Be Here. I’ve just indulged in a couple of ‘retro’ self-portrait sessions. Two-minute read, 6 pictures

FujiFilm X-E3 with a red anodized aluminum shutter button

I splashed out on a new shutter button – When I bought my Fujifilm X-E3 I also bought a red enameled shutter button to go with it. After a couple of weeks use, I have decided that I don’t like the color and the finish of the enameled button. It doesn’t look right. So I bought a new one. 3 pictures

My Desk – I’m about to take delivery of a new camera, so I took a few test shots of my desk with my current camera to be able to compare the results. 3 pictures

Photograph of a room in the Courtyard Kansas City East/Blue Springs, Missouri

Hotel Room – What can I say? I liked the lighting.

Black and white photograph St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas City. Area Confirmation service.

Waiting to Process – St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. Area Confirmation service.

I have a strange photographic obsession with this light fitting. I ought to consider cleaning it before I take any more pictures. As obsessions go, I guess this one is fairly harmless. .jpg file straight out of camera.

Picture of a votive candle at ST. John's Episcopal Church, Springfield, Missouri

I’m always moved by the sight of the votive candles flickering away in a dark empty church.

Black and white photograph of a Fujinon XF18mmF2 R lens

Fujinon XF18mmF2 R – After my false start earlier in the week I am now in possession of a new 18mm F2 lens.

Excellent Condition – The white dot is not a reflection of the light (the light is a strip light) – it’s light reflecting off of a chip or flaw in the lens. 2 pictures

Photograph of a leather Journal and Desk pad during cleaning with leather oil

Routine Maintenance. I have a suspicion that like myself, many rangefinder-style camera users also harbor an affinity for leather journals and fountain pens. +1

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