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Tambourine – Because I can. 2 pictures

Blue Glass display on four wall mounted shelves

Ginger’s Blue Glass Collection.

Photograph of a Fujifilm Finepix F30 digital camera with the lens extended (on).

My first digital camera — a Fujifilm Finepix F30 — bought in 2006. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Photograph of a FujiFilm X-E3 & Fujifilm X-E2s camera.

My new Fujifilm X-E3 camera arrived this afternoon.

Photograph of a sweet Potato Chip looking very much like a fall leaf.

In honor of the season, it’s a Fall Sweet Potato Chip.

A photograph of the members of Hadham Hall - Form 5T July 1972

A friend posted a mnemonic on Facebook for the sequence of the royal houses of England in chronological order. It reminded me of one my uncle taught me, which in turn reminded me of a couple I learned at school. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

Black and white photograph of a glass flower frog - abstract image

Flower Frog – I had not heard of the term ‘Flower frog’ until a few weeks ago when one was suggested by Ginger as a good way to store / hold / display fountain pens.

Photograph of a Hibiscus flower in color

And the same picture in color … When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got the sunlight in the background behind the stamen.

Photograph of a Hibiscus flower in Black and white

When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got the sunlight in the background behind the stamen.

Photograph of a Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm compact handgun

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm – Taken for no particular reason except I wanted to take a picture and didn’t have anything else to hand that would fit on my desk that was vaguely photogenic.

Photograph of a Ronson, Zippo and Bic Lighter

Function vs Form – This is one of those odd conundrums that often troubles me. When form and function meet and reinforce each other, I don’t have a problem. Examples of this are my current camera, my Swiss Navy knife, and dare I say it, my Beretta. However, when form and function diverge and do not reinforce each other I have big issues choosing between a product with elegant aesthetic design and its functionality. In some cases the tension this causes for me is tangible and on-going. Five-minute read, 6 pictures

Blue Glass Porsche – It’s been over a year since I got my Fujifilm X-E2s camera, and thus far I only have a couple of complaints. The first is that I didn’t buy it (or the X-Pro2) long, long ago. The second is that in the past year I’ve not had a lot of time to just sit and play with it. two-minute read. 2 pictures

Feet Up and Taking a Break – We’ve been a tad busy of late, so I took a day off and just sat in the back yard.

Photograph of a White-Marked Tussock Moth - (Orgyia leucostigma)

White-Marked Tussock Moth – (Orgyia leucostigma) 2 pictures

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 is quite stunning. I spent a few hours earlier in the week getting all the …

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A carpet of full leaves in a painterly view of browns and yellows

A Carpet of Fall Leaves. I really like the full frame version of this image, but I love how this close-in crop brings out what I call a ‘painterly rendering’ from the camera. 2 pictures

Monochrome image of a Swirly Fluorescent light bulb

I saw the swirly bulb and light fitting, and felt compelled to take this picture. There is no more to it than that. Is this a harbinger of a photo-mojo revival? Then my frivolous side wants to say: “don’t call me Swirly.”

Fujifilm XE2s Camera with 35mm F2 WR lens, and 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OIS WR

ime to start zooming with my feet. I love my Fujinon 18-135mm OIS WR zoom lens with image stabilization. But it is big and heavy. A $100 price reduction saw this Fujinon 35mm F2.0 WR lens coming my way.

Tubby the Telly Watching Burmese cat sits watching birds on TV

Tubby was very enamored with this bird video a friend posted to Facebook. He also took quite a shine to a video of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church – Bishop Michael Curry. Who knew? Unlike Getzger Tubby has never been to the blessing of the animals.

So much click-bait, so little time…

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact with slide back on a splatter target

30 Rounds – Another trip to the range. You’d think all I do is go shooting. Not so. Well, apart from sitting at my desk working, watching Marvel’s ‘Agents of Shield’ and some occasional yard work, I guess right now it is. One-minute read

Color Photograph of a Beretta 9mm PX4 Storm Compact handgun with target

Target Shooting – Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm. Five-minute read, 2 pictures

Photograph of a 9mm Desert Eagle semi-automatic handgun, pictured with a used target and some 9mm full metal jacket ammunition.

Range Time: 9mm Desert Eagle – I enjoy shooting. I find it relaxing and – believe it or not – peaceful. Five-minute read, 9 pictures

It’s hard work, but someone has to do it

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