Happy (U.S.) Turkey Day!

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States or as all of you in the rest of the world call it "a couple of really quiet days in the office since those folks are all off stuffing their faces". I am going to join the masses stuffing their faces, and then when they all...
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New Binoculars: the Zeiss 8×42 Terra Roof Prism

Zeiss 8x42 Binoculars Buy on Amazon After about five years with my Vortex binoculars, I decided to upgrade. After doing a bunch of research, I picked up a pair of Zeiss 8x42 Terra Roof Prism Binocular. I was increasingly thinking I was missing detail while looking at...
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Three Photography Podcasts to try

In my digging around for podcasts to listen to, I did get a few recommended to me that I wanted to pass along to others who are looking for interesting content. Here are three podcasts that I think you might be interested in listening to. On Taking Pictures On Taking...
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why processing images for print is a smart thing to do — and a first look at Luminar 2018

When I got back from Morro Bay I posted a number of images from the trip including this one of a sea otter at dawn. it's an image similar to one I took back in 2009 that I've been trying to reproduce ever since so I could get a higher quality version of it -- and I...
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Prints now available on FineArtAmerica

I've successfully set up the new print shop over on FineArtAmerica, so you can now buy prints and other gear including what I think is my new iPhone case. All of these images have been custom processed for printing and have been printed on my Epson p400 here before...
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Getting from here to Launch

I have hit that point in my project where my inner voice starts telling me I’ve done enough research and now I’m avoiding moving the project forward — and it’s right. I’m also at that point where the Imposter’s Syndrome kicks in hard core and making progress becomes...
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Occam’s Fireaxe Episode 6: Love Letters

In today’s episode I go back to my early days as a Science Fiction fan and revisit Spider Robinson’s Callhan’s Bar series and talk a bit about what it meant to me at that point in time. I then take a look at the latest volume of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s St. Germain...
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I’m doing a Youtube channel. Of course I need a new camera.

If you’d told me six months ago I was going to buy a new camera, and then a bunch of accessories for it, I’d have laughed and said “I’m good”. And yet, that’s exactly what I did. Here’s why. I’ve fallen down one of those crazy and wonderful rabbit holes. A while back...
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Some final thoughts on the Morro Bay trip

(Note: All of the images from this trip are available for viewing over on my SmugMug site) A short trip, basically 2 and a half days of shooting. Some nice food, a comfortable room, an area I knew fairly well so I didn't have to spend a lot of time scouting, and a...
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Morro Bay Day 3: Another Sunrise, another walk, and then…

(Note: All of the images from this trip are available for viewing over on my SmugMug site) Second night in the field, I got to sleep earlier and slept better, plus I knew I could set the alarm a bit later and still get out to my shoot without rushing, so I was in a...
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Occam’s Fireaxe Podcast

 

Occam’s Fireaxe is a monthly podcast where I sit down and review two books for you in 30 minutes or less. Most of the books will be science fiction or fantasy, but I will occasionally sidetrack into history, biography or something off the wall that caught my eye. If you’re trying to find the next book to sit down and enjoy, Occam’s Fireaxe has my recommendations for you.