New Toy: Epson SureColor P400

I have a new toy. I have been going back and forth on this since Thanksgiving, but finally gave in and got myself the new Epson SureColor P400 printer. This is replacing my now retired […]

Of Interest for February 1, 2016

Of Interest is a place for things I think are interesting enough to mention and deserve more than a twitter retweet, but aren’t in themselves something that needs their own blog post. Of Interest postings will […]

The NHL and the Sharks at the All-Star Break

As I write this, the NHL All-Star Game is on the television, and Brett Burns is playing 3 on 3 hockey in Nashville. I must admit — I’m liking the 3 on 3 format for […]

Peak Ipad Mini

There’s been a lot of chatter about the decline in unit sales for iPads in the most recent Apple Financials. The reality seems to be that the iPad is a “nice to have” device, not […]

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Breaking radio silence

Time to shake off the dust and break radio silence here. Apologies for the long time between postings; a combination of dealing with various things that either aren’t remotely interesting to talk about or things […]

Some of my favorite things of 2015

2015 was a strange year for me. I lost my mom to cancer in June, and so life came to a halt for a few months while I worked through that and got her estate […]

2015 in Review: My Favorite Images

As 2015 winds down it’s traditional to take a look back and evaluate the year. For me, 2015 was a really strange year photographically, given that for about six months I literally did not take […]

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Christmas in Yosemite

Laurie and I are back from spending a few days in Yosemite. This was our first Christmas not in Southern California with family in 15 years, and only my second christmas not down there since […]

Merced National Wildlife Refuge — 12/9

On the way back from my most recent trip to LA I was able to time the run up I-5 so I could get to Merced National Wildlife Refuge about 90 minutes before sunset. That […]

Taking a break…

So I took a break from the blog… With everything going on the last few months, I realized I was worn out, physically and emotionally. That was a big reason why I took the week […]

Merced Wildlife Refuge with the Sigma 150-600 Lens

Laurie and I traditionally use the Thanksgiving weekend to visit the Merced area refuges (Merced NWR and San Luis NWR) when weather permits, and this year was no exception. For me, it was the first […]

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Experiments on the Oregon Coast

In early October I needed a break so I scheduled some time off and headed up the Oregon Coast. One of the places I stopped for a few days was Bandon, partly to see some […]

Of Interest in Photography for October 24, 2015

For those who read my mailing lists, each issue had a Quicklinks section along with a few topics I covered in more depth. This Of Interest series will be an occasional the items that I put […]

Of Interest for October 23, 2015

For those who read my mailing lists, each issue had a Quicklinks section along with a few topics I covered in more depth. This Of Interest series will be an occasional the items that I put […]

Moving forward from the pivot

I’ve long been a fan of having a plan to help focus my time and energy into what I see as my priorities. The biggest challenge I have in my life, and from talking to […]