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Medieval Fair 2016

Having hardly done anything but work for the last six weeks, I was looking forward to getting behind my camera and shooting again. One thing that I learned from this outing: I need to get out more. I felt awkward and my images show it. I don’t know why I was so often at a high ISO or at a small aperture. It made some of the images contrasty and/or out of focus. The timing was okay. My eye was…
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Big White, B.C.

This year, we went abroad for our ski vacation. Big White Resort bills itself as “Canada’s favourite family resort”. I, for one, think that they live up to their billing. Because Oklahoma is one of those states that thumbs their collective nose at ID security, it has been threatened that an Oklahoman would be turned away from an international airport since the Oklahoma driver’s license doesn’t meet federal guidelines. With that in mind, Thea and I decided over the summer to…
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SWA Woes

I start making plans for skiing in November. I’ll watch the snow reports and predictions. I make reservations a month in advance. When I do all this, I do not expect to have to remake them at the last minute or in the last hours. Such was the case with our ski vacation this year. In January, I made reservations with Southwest to fly out to Seattle early on the morning of the February 7th. It was the only way that…
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Story time

It’s story time. I figure if Thea will listen to my story with interest, it must be worth telling. That could just be her being polite, but I’ll take my chances. I’ve had a Fujitsu Lifebook as a tablet/laptop for the last ten years of so. It started out as being sufficient and small. I adapted myself to it. And I found that I enjoyed being able to stand in front of a server rack, tablet in one hand, stylus…
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Stuff

I do actually take out my camera and a give it some exercise between trips to museums and zoos. It’s just that those photos wind up being categorized under miscellaneous and no one sees them. There’s no reason that anyone should. They’re not very good, don’t have a theme, and are in my mind devoid of merit for publishing. But they do exist. The first few here are just of a pair of jewel-winged flies that were buzzing around my…
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Super-Eclipsing-Harvest-Blood Moon

I have to say that I’m not very satisfied with these images. They are out of focus. They are a bit noisy. But they are an attempt to capture a rarity. And for all that’s wrong with them, they are still okay. Every camera has its peculiarities. And every lens as well. This was my Nikon D7000 with the Nikkor 70-300mm. Shot at f5.6 and ISO 1600. For some reason,at ISO 800 the whole sky was red hued. And at…
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Pueblo Indian Cultural Center

Ordered once again to amuse myself, I headed out the door. To get to the Pueblo Indian Cultural Center, I headed west on I-40, You would normally get off at the 6th / 12th St exit, go straight across 6th and turn right on 12th. Unless you’re not familiar with the area. In which case you do what I did and wind up going right on 6th and taking Menaul back west to 12th. Which turned out to be okay as…
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Albuquerque Art Museum

I was told that I had to amuse myself. Thea and Terri wanted to sew and go junking. Greg, Audrey and Alex had to work. So after a green chili cheeseburger at Blake’s Lotaburger, I was off to the Albuquerque Museum. When I parked, I saw a sign that read “Free Parking for Musum Visitors” with the note to tell the cashier which slot you were in. After walking around the outdoor sculpture grounds twice, I suddenly got worried that I…
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