Monthly Archives: February 2015

Long may you live and prosper in memory

It is very unusual for me to post twice in one day, but I need to send this out today, because another legend has passed on to another plane. I heard the news this morning that Leonard Nimoy is no … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: RenFest

One of the best ways to abandon all serious pressures and embrace a brief period of boundless frivolity on a glorious autumn day, in my experience, is to pay a visit to a Renaissance Festival, if one happens to be … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Street play

Shortly after I purchased my first serious camera, a Pentax Spotmatic, while studying in Berlin, I learned from a fellow student how to make a black & white print in the modest darkroom that was available in the student dormitory … Continue reading

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Webnesday (22)

I had one more arachnid encounter in New Zealand that’s worth sharing. This is one of the most commonly-seen ones, a black-headed jumper, Trite planiceps (Trite rhymes with mighty), and I’ve posted a few photos of them previously (here & … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Wishes (3)

OK, so you want more warm? I’ll give you more warm. It wasn’t at its hottest—it was only late May—but anything more than a t-shirt, shorts, and sandals was too much to wear. Sunscreen and a good sun hat were … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Wishes (2)

Continued cold and windy here, and clear—which makes it even colder. Thinking back to more warmer times, this one came to mind. I came across this shed in Australia, near Armidale, New South Wales, in September 2007. It seemed to … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Wishes (1): Hot dog!

Especially after having recently visited warmer climes, I am relentlessly drawn to images that transport me back to warmer times. I suspect that I will be bringing you more in days to come, so consider this fair (weather) warning! I … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Silly, indeed!

I’ve been trying to decide whether to bring you something actually silly or something warm and sunny, in keeping with reflections on warmer times as winter drags on, and I’ve hit on what I think is a rather clever compromise. … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Memorable moth

I was talking the other day with fellow photographer Steve Gingold, who recently re- posted a photo that he’d presented back when his website was quite new, to share with folks who had joined him later and likely hadn’t seen … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: See no weevil

Surely you’ll tolerate a little more wordplay… While in New Zealand last month and visiting old friends in Wanganui, I was out in their garden trying to take up a challenge to photograph some rather large flies in mid-flight. One … Continue reading

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