Micro Macro - First Stab at It
"Ndiginiz" of New Zealand Added to Blogroll
Speaking of Macro, Here Are a couple of My Efforts
I envy his talent and that macro-lens!
Check out Macro Art in Nature.
Here is Lombard Street at night with Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge in the distance.
Check the blog out, he has a lot of neat pictures.
The "Old Fool" Will Be Here Friday...
Our childhood was pretty tough. Our relationship while growing up was equally tough. But that has changed. We have become brothers in every sense of the word.
We both love photography and travel. So, it will be off to San Francisco, Pt. Reyes, Sacramento for Super Bowl with my sons, granddaughter and other family. Then, weather permitting, up into the Sierra, either Tahoe or Yosemite and then back to the Central Coast. All this to Irish tunes flowing from the CD player in the car.
Does it get any better than that?
Interesting Accidents - When the Lens Doesn't Couple to the Meter
Anyway, had a bunch of under-exposed pix from Pacific Grove. Never being one to say die, I fired up Photoshop to see what would happen if I played with them a bit. The results are, well, interesting. not something I would do again, but interesting nonetheless.
The Thing of the Moment is a really neat photoblog with some just great work. Be sure to drop by and take a look at his stuff. Here's an example:
A New Old Toy
I have some really good glass to go with it, a Sigma 70-200mm and a Canon 35-70mm macro.
Using this camera is like the difference between a stick shift and an automatic transmission on a car. There is nothing wrong with an automatic transmission, but sometimes you just want the added control, and this baby has it.
It is the perfect companion to my Minolta 700si which is the cream of the crop in autofocus.
Here They Come Again!
Today was a cloudy day, so this picture does not capture the stunning beauty of these flowers. I will try to catch some more later in the week. But for now... enjoy.
She lives somewhere up in the hills not far from my son. She extolls the virtues of "Country livin" and family. She delights in photography and can gork-out on software, like Photoshop, as do I.
I'm going to try to find more blogs that fit this theme that is developing here, life and pictures with an emphasis on California.
Pay her a visit when the mood moves ya!
I'm Tired of Being Cold and Wet
Arlington at Christmas
It is a New Year and Time for Some New Behaviors
I'm going to regret putting up this post for the whole world to see, but here goes...
I am a smoker. Smoking is aging me, and frankly, I do not need any help with getting older. It also makes me fell like hell physically. I hate how it makes me feel like a slave to nicotene and not free to make other decisions. I avoid places where I can not smoke. I smell like an ashtray. The world is sending loud messages about the ugly habit, i.e. smokers are not welcome (and that is with good reason).
I have tried to do this innumerable times in the past. I can only hope that this time I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. Perhaps I have hit bottom on this. I can only hope so.
So, here is the plan, kind of a modified American Cancer Society plan.
This week I swear off smoking indoors or in my car. If I want to smoke, I will go outdoors to do it. This should be doable.
Next week I will start writing down every cigarette that I smoke making me conciously aware of what I am doing each time I light a cigarette and what I was doing at the time I desired a cigarette. I will identify something different to do when the desire hits me, chewing gum, deep breaths, whatever.
The next week I will buy the patch and that will be that.
This indeed is the first day of the rest of my life.
Support, prayers and communication are welcome.