The awareness of the passing of time

I've recently been feeling hyper aware of the passing of time, and I'm not sure why. Part of it is probably because I've been amazingly busy, fortunately in really good ways, but it means I find myself digging deep into projects and when I surface, it feels like days...
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New and Updated Desktop Wallpapers

I've been planning to add some new wallpapers to the collection for a couple of months and never quite getting to it, but this recent shift in how I want my images to look and revamp of my processing workflow forced my hand, since these images are the ones shown on my...
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Old Images and New Tools

Everything old is new again One of my goals this year is to submit more images to more contests and see how they perform. The Nature Conservancy is one of the organizations I support, and it's time for their annual contest, so I decided to select some images and...
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2017-2018 NHL Playoff Predictions (1st round edition)

With the NHL regular season ended, it's time for my annual tradition of embarrassing myself by picking teams for the playoffs and for winning the Stanley cup. But first, a quick look back at my regular season predictions. In the East, I picked five teams as guaranteed...
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When birding goes magical

On Sunday, April 8, five of us assembled at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve in South Santa Clara County for a Big Sit in support of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Birdathon event, which raises funds every year for the chapter activities. This preserve is fairly new...
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Getting back on the horse

It’s April. That means the first quarter of 2018 is finished. Does that thought freak you out? Time is flying by, it seems to me. At the end of December I started my new job, I took on responsibility for the Birdathon committee for SCVAS, and things rapidly became a...
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Come Bird with Me on April 8!

My Big Sit at Shoreline I led the first event of the birdathon, a Big Sit at Shoreline Lake. Three of us spent a Sunday morning looking for as many species of birds as we could. For those who are new to this, a big sit is just that: you choose a location, and you stay...
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Apple’s Education Event

I was going to write about this in more detail, slept on it, and decided just to do a quick thought on it here. You’re welcome. I loved the event. I see Apple is getting criticism for what they announced and the pricing, and in some ways that’s fully justified. But…....
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Review: Warby Parker

One thing I did early in 2018 was get new glasses. My prescription was more than overdue, and I was definitely noticing the change, both in sharpness while trying to take pictures and eye fatigue while reading. I probably shouldn’t have waited that long, but for...
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William Neill, Photographer: A Retrospective

William Neill, Photographer Buy on Amazon I grew up visiting Yosemite National Park on a regular basis, and so that location is a favorite of mine, and as a landscape photographer, it's iconic scenery is of great interest to me. I've done my share of photography...
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New Work