With the weather so lovely, we decided to go to La Conner for shopping and lunch. We seemed to encounter pumpkins everywhere, first at the end of our driveway, and even on our table. Here are some of the images. I’ve linked to the larger images on Flickr, because you need to see the full … Read More “Pumpkin Photo Phun” »
I was in Walmart (shudder) recently and glanced at their offerings in digital cameras. I was amazed at the variety cameras available for under $100 that can take 1.3 megapixel images. However, when I checked their online options, most of their sub-$100 cameras seem to be out of stock. That got me thinking, though, so … Read More “Digital Cams for the Masses” »
In previous posts I have lamented my lack of photography skills. Anytime I find someone who has an artistic eye as well as the skills, I once again lapse into self-loathing of my own meager abilities. Such was the case when I stumbled across Brent Crawford’s new Flickr account.
The additional memory cards I had ordered for my new Nikon CoolPix S1 just arrived. I already had one 256 MB Secure Digital card, and I ordered two 1 GB Multimedia Cards. If I’m to believe the little counter on the LCD screen, at normal 5.1 megapixel resolution, I can store nearly 200 images on … Read More “MegaMemories” »
Family photos depict smiling faces: births, weddings, holidays, children’s birthday parties. People take pictures of the happy moments in their lives. Someone looking through our photo album would conclude that we had led a joyous, leisurely existence, free of tragedy. No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.-Sy Parrish, One Hour … Read More “A Generation of Lost Photographs” »
I like to pretend I’m a photographer. I’m not. I’ve got some decent equipment, and I know the basics, but I can’t seem to come up with those awe-inspiring shots that I see at shows such as Artisphere. This morning was another of those awe-inspiring mornings after a day of storms, so I decided to … Read More “In Search of the Rural Piedmont” »
The Ethics of Digital Manipulation This past weekend we celebrated my father’s 80th birthday. His actual birthday was August 3, but the weekend worked out better for a surprise party, and surprise him we did. About 80 people turned out for the first Taylor male to make it to the age of 80. Obviously, such … Read More “To Photoshop or Not To Photoshop:” »