Mom, Rest in Peace

My mom passed away tonight about 9PM, age not-quite-92, ending a long fight against cancer. A breast cancer survivor almost a decade ago, the cancer had returned into the bones and elsewhere, and when I […]

Where’s Chuq?

This last week I’ve been at Cisco Live in San Diego doing whatever it is I do for a living in our DevNet Zone. By all accounts and feedback the week was a whopping success […]

Followup on my Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 posting

I wanted to post a follow up on my notes on Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 of a couple of weeks ago. In it, I noted some glitches and performance problems mostly with Smart Collections, especially when […]


First reactions to Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 (Executive summary: pretty good)

I have been working with the new Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 release for the last few days doing some work involving my new image galleries, as well as test-driving some of the new features such as […]


A quick brag….

This one’s been a long time coming. For the last ten days, I’ve been at or below 380 (today: 377) — my lowest weight since 2007, which was about the time I was diagnosed with […]

The future of blogging is… blogging.

About a month ago (that’s forever in internet years) Marco posted the note Google and blogs: “Shit.” where the general thought was that his blog traffic was flat and starting to decline over the last year […]


Protecting sensitive locations in Lightroom: Geofencing 101

I got into a discussion on twitter today where I suggested someone should put a Geofence around their house, and then had to explain what geofences are. Since this is something I think everyone should […]

What photo paper do I use?

Having gotten the printer back online and cleaned up the next step is to sort through my pile of papers and get the important ones profiled and calibrated. It might seem like overkill, but I […]

Is the Canon 7D Mk II your next Bird Photography body?

Since Canon announced the Canon 7D Mk II I’ve been trying to get my head around what Canon is trying to do and how it fits into their product line, and mostly, I’ve been coming […]

I’m in Birdwatcher’s Digest

Just a quick note to let folks know that I have an article reprinted in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Birdwatcher’s Digest. They’re reprinting my piece on Getting Started in Bird Photography — Choose Your […]

Looking at myself through the best of collection

The reason I’ve done these surveys of the submissions of the best of year lists is not to annoy people who find their opinions don’t match up to mine, although to some I got the […]

New Years Resolutions Considered Harmful

(let me admit up front I’m playing devil’s advocate here… you’ve been warned) I’ve had this conversation with multiple people this year. When asked what my new years resolutions are, I’ve told them I’m not […]

Thought’s on Jim Goldstein’s Best of 2014 project

Every year Jim Goldstein collects into a single post everyone’s “best of” postings to make it easier for us to see what everyone else is doing with their photography. Jim’s 2014 collection is here. Last […]

The Apple CES Media Overlay and the leaked 12″ Macbook Air rumors

If it’s time for CES, there’s one thing seemingly guaranteed every year now, it’s that some kind of Apple News will come out, and as one media person I follow noted, “Suck the air out […] in 2014: Site in Review and Lessons Learned

The end of 2014 is a good time to take a step back, look at how the things you do have moved forward (or not), and decide what needs to be changed (if anything). I’ve […]