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Flickr favorites

Some of my favorite photos by other Flickr users. 1. Border Collie On The Beach, 2. Feb 2010, 3. Bug On The Wall, No. 1, 4. Paris Exposition: Pont d’Jena toward Chateau of Water, view from the, Paris, France, 1900 [correction: Pont d’Iena], 5. Babe the bull terrier, 6. loooong and  ...

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Flickr Favorites

Some of my favorites don’t show up, but I kind of like the random turquoise squares. Happy Friday! 1. Cooper’s Hawk killing a Robin, 2. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), 3. Untitled, 4. Who needs photoshop when you’ve got real life! (Janine Naoi, 2009), 5. jump-you-fuckers,  ...

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New lens

I don’t know why I didn’t do it before, but I bought a 35mm f/1.8 lens for my DSLR. It is much lighter than the zoom lens I’ve been toting around, and it really sucks in light. Hopefully both of these characteristics will lead to the camera being used more frequently! And  ...

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Photography Travel

Middle of nowhere, Texas

Here are some photos from a trip I took recently, north of Abilene. It is so sparsely populated there, it felt good to get out where you can see the horizon and sprawl isn’t taking over every last thing. Peek-a-boo! Lots of eryngo everywhere. It looks like tiny purple pineapples. Lots of  ...

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Flickr favorites

I signed up for a darkroom class! I’m very excited. I love shooting digital, but there is something special about shooting film. Yes, I also have a typewriter and a record player. And a land line. Now for some favorites from photographers on Flickr.  Check out those poodles in the bottom  ...

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Photography Travel

Going through stuff

I’ve been going through what’s left of my photos after the hard disk crash last year (i.e., procrastinating cleaning the house and packing).  Not much is left, but there are a lot of photos from Big Bend National Park from some field work I did there when I was in graduate school.   ...

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Flickr Favorites

1. Ruskosuohaukka, 2. PHUKET SUNSET DANCE…, 3. American Pika, 4. Run, Pepper, Run!, 5. Unofficial Fly Over, 6. seahorse tails, 7. mr and mrs oriental white eye, 8. which shape are you?, 9. the red canoes, 10. sunset-on-Lake-Georgetown, 11. Cat in the street, 12. Flamingos, 13. wedding  ...

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Gardening Photography

Flowering trees

This is my submission for the July “Picture This” photo contest at Gardening Gone Wild. I’m sure my grandmother took this picture of my mom, probably in the early to mid 60s. Adorable, no? The photo was taken in the piney woods of East Texas, and the flowering tree looks like  ...

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Some photography fun

In anticipation of our trip to Santa Fe in August, I updated my point-and-shoot to a new Canon SD960IS and also ordered a Nikon SB-400 flash for my SLR. The point-and-shoot is good, the most important thing is that the screen is 3 times the size of my old one! I am most excited about the flash,  ...

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Flickr favorites

1. Sugar Skull Pillow Closeup, 2. Tentacles, Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, 3. LIMBO : 5, 4. *, 5. 藍鵲襲犬 Pup! Watch Out!, 6. Magnolia Beach, 7. don’t forget!, 8. Austin Bats, 9. Painter’s helper, 10. Put that down Forbo, 11. Untitled, 12. Untitled, 13. Rock Poster Wedding Invitation,  ...

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