Category: photography

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BorrowLenses

When we were planning our trip to Yosemite, I realized that when we drove there from the airport, we’d be going right by borrowlenses.com. I had heard of them through their ads on various...

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The Art of the Press Release

The press is really weird. You probably saw the news this week about the guy who found some negatives in a garage sale, and it turns out that they’re lost Ansel Adams, and they’re...

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Jim Henson’s Fantastic World

Today we went to an exhibit at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington. The exhibit was called Jim Henson’s Fantastic World. It’s about the guy who created the Muppets. Unfortunately this was the last...

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DIY Ring Light

As you’ve probably noticed, we do a lot of closeup photos of things like flowers and electronic projects on this blog. Lighting is always a problem on those types of pictures. The “right” tool...

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John McPhee

John McPhee has always been one of my favorite writers. I remember when I was young and would go over to my grandmother’s house. I would sit on the couch and flip through her...

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Dye Transfer Print

My favorite photography blog (The Online Photographer) recently had a fundraiser. They were selling dye transfer prints by Ctein, a photographer whose work (and writing) I really enjoy. I ordered one. It came the...

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Punta Gorda Eagles

A pair of bald eagles have been nesting in downtown Punta Gorda for the last few years. Their nest is right in the park next to the historical society. That’s kind of neat because...

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DIY Film

You may think that digital cameras have killed off film, but it’s not that simple. Check out the following two projects. You may already have heard of The Impossible Project. This is a group...

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Raking The Lawn

We raked the lawn today. Daddy was suggesting we make a stop motion of us walking the dog. Instead I thought we should make one of us raking our lawn and everybody agreed it...

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Gigagalaxy Zoom

The European Southern Observatory has a neat, high-res, zoomable image of the entire night sky up on their website. It’s a total of about 800 million pixels. Once you go to their website, click...