I have added an instance of Zen Photo for Ms. Shoes. The first album is a set of photos that I took this morning of birds visiting our bird feeders. (yes that is snow, again.) Click on the picture to go to the gallery!
Category Archives: photography
30 Minutes with Photoshop
I have a desktop widget that acts as a sideshows photo frame on my development machine. Having something pleasant to stare at when my mind goes blank on a problem is nice. This morning, during a particularly intense “now how the hell is that supposed to work” spell the photo below came up. Click on the photo …
Two galleries of pictures from last week’s day-trip to the Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands for the purpose of picking up the pig. (Yummy fresh pork!) First a general gallery — mostly shots that Jim took. And a collection, mostly mine — a few of Jim’s, taken at the ferry dock at Lopez Island on the way to Friday …
Photos from Puerto Vallarta
two quick galleries without any editing work — Mine: http://blackdogandmagpie.net/galleries/index.php?album=laras — rough — cut Jim’s: http://blackdogandmagpie.net/galleries/index.php?album=puerto-vallarta‑1
TGIF: Chickens — The Essay
The final version of my photo essay on our chickens is up. Click on this running chicken for more pictures!
19 years and counting — in Winthrop
Last weekend J and I spend a few days “away” in Winthrop WA. It was a nice chance to relax and spend some down time with each other. Friday afternoon was hot and dry when we left Seattle. The long route through the mountains (up to Hwy 20.) The canyon below Diablo dam was completely dry. Sign vandalism …
We spent a little time down at the expensive toy store earlier this weekend. We came away with two new-to-us lenses. The first is rather dull — it’s a straight across replacement for the 70 – 300 that we already had. The new one has VR, Nikon’s image stabilization/vibration reduction package. The longer the lens the more I appreciate VR. …
Day 1 — In Which We Slack
The first day here in Oaxaca is always a little slow. I’ve been beaten up by the airlines, the altitude change is more than 5000 ft, and there’s the necessary trips for supplies (beer.) Leading to not doing much. A brief afternoon stroll to try out the new lens was all the ambition I could muster. We …
Day 2 — In Which I Resist Words
So… all you get today are pictures. Jim’s observations for today.
Day 3 — Marching Bands and Plants
Oof. It was late last night and I posted this entry to the wrong blog. So here it is about 12 hours late. For breakfast this morning we had marching bands. One of the largest of the local high schools had their parade to the zocolo in honor of the Bicentennial. First there was a bit of …