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Category Archives: Technical Stuff

Technical and home made photography stuff!

Day 21,914! (Or 119…)

A very Happy Birthday to me!  I turned 21,914, give or take a day.  Leap years can be difficult…Anyway, it was a nice Birthday, with family coming over for a nice crockpot ribs dinner and cake! And a few gifts, the nicest of which was (ignoring the BIG bag of dark chocolate M&M’s!) my new […]

Day 055

We went whale watching again today.  Some good sightings, but nothing too spectacular.  More on that later.  The Moon was out!  And it is Full Moon the day after we leave.  This morning WAY too early there was a nice view of the Moon over the Hawaiian waters, but scaffolding got in the way…so here […]

Day 050

Three views of a rock at the beach. I did the water on a time exposure.  I didn’t bring my Neutral Density filter to the beach with me, so these are not too long. 1/8s f/45.0 ISO100 300mm for the first one,  1/15s f/45.0 ISO100 300mm for this one, and 1/15s f/45.0 ISO100 300mm for […]

The Last of Day 048!!!

There was a lot of whale activity today.  This evening we saw eight or nine breeches in the sunset…too far away for good photos, but big enough we could still see them! These are from earlier today.  The first one shows just how far away the whales are from our lanai!  And this is a […]

Day 045

Happy Valentine’s Day! No hearts, but some Holly from Snoqualmie Falls! * *   These are also my photo for RED from the set of cards I gave Toots for her birthday. And one more just because…Pacific rhododendron… ~Curtis in /\/\onTana! …Or not… {!-{>

Day 034

A few from the past!  I was sorting through an old bunch of CD Archives… Three Grandkids, circa 1997? Dailylife Daughter #1, Dailylife Pooch Rascal, and Dailylife Daughter #2 in the back of Oma’s truck. Oma had game! It says Bowman Lake, 1968, and that is me in the red shirt…beyond that I have no […]

Day 024

This is looking straight up.  Notice the horizon is all around the outside edge of the photo. Just a fun photo.  With this lens I can set the aperture to f4.0, focus at three feet and everything from one foot to infinity is in focus.  And this little fisheye at $150 is sharper than quite […]

Day 023

Another Fisheye Day! I don’t recall any of the reviews of this lens mentioning that it was so easy to light up the inside of the lens barrel…might be something specific to this kind of a lens… Part of the problem seems to be a very brightly lit scene…or over exposure.  Here is the same […]

Day 010! Wow…ten days into 2018 already!

One of the Camera Club members was enthralled with my new fisheye and took our photo… Toots and me! Did I mention there was cake? (6.5mm Meike, f4.0, 1/15s, ISO 400, cropped, color corrected, and just a touch of sharpening.  You have to be careful with this 190 degree lens…note the camera strap and toes […]

Day 009

At the Camera Club meeting last night it was slightly sad.  Here Friends Norman and Robyn talk to MSGT X who is relocating to a Far East assignment with his family for the next three years.  If only there was some world wide media for instantly sharing text and photographs that we could use to […]