Archive for the 'Photography' Category

Yellowstone pictures – part 1 of 2

Friday, June 20th, 2008

I haven’t finished processing all of the Yellowstone pictures – it takes a bit of work to get the color balance set right.  (THM – that’s why I always shoot raw on the D80.  It gives me more freedom to get the image “right” later.)  But at least the first half is done.  I’ll post […]

If you love something, set it free . . .

Monday, May 5th, 2008

About a year and a half ago (November 2006), the wildlife clinic K volunteers with transfered a water turtle (yellow bellied slider) to her. A cute little guy, just over 7 grams and about the size of a quarter. Yesterday, weighing in at 125 g and with a shell about 4 inches long, we released […]

Baby opossum pictures

Monday, April 21st, 2008

When it rains it pours. A month into spring and K hadn’t received any calls about rehabilitating animals until today when she got two. The first was about baby bunnies. K doesn’t take baby rabbits because too many of the stories end with “and then they died.” For example, “I was rehabbing some bunnies in […]

Total eclipse of the heart, um moon

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

It was a rough night to try to get any pictures of last night’s total lunar eclipse. For long durations of the evening, you couldn’t even see the moon for all of the cloud cover. I did manage to get a few pictures. Most of them were slightly blurred because of the long exposure time […]

Diagnostics

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

An interesting conversation at work today. I was talking with the guy, L (no – a different one), who has been responsible for our IT for the past 3.5 years. L isn’t the guy that always does the work, although he can. His real job is as an engineer in the company and that’s his […]

Macro photography

Monday, January 28th, 2008

I was talking to hunter last Friday about macro photography and a great, relatively inexpensive, device to take macro pictures with almost any lens.  Essentially, the ability of a lens to focus on a close object is related to the focal length and the distance between the inflection point of the lens (point inside the […]

Calendar update update

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

In response to the two comments on my last post about the calendar: etselec: I’m not certain if you were kidding or not.  FWIW, I don’t usually think of the calendar as something people outside of my family would be interested in.  I think that’s a pretty usual INTP trait 🙂  If anyone is interested […]

Calendar update

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

As I mentioned earlier, I’m printing the Yellowstone calendar using Lulu instead of Kodak.  I got back my sample and all in all, I’m happy with it.  I like that the image is the full size of the page (no border).  The print quality is pretty good – it’s not as good as Kodak’s but […]

Calendar pictures

Monday, November 26th, 2007

To forestall my mother’s nagging polite and subtle reminders, I took some time yesterday to select pictures for a 2008 Yellowstone calendar. I tried to limit myself to pictures taken on this year’s trip and was happy to see that I could 🙂 The ones I finally selected are shown below. They start with the […]

Wildlife from the front porch

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

When I was taking the dogs out last night, I noticed that we had a visitor.  A bat had decided to hang out on the front porch.  I’m guessing he was resting before going to work eating the insects in the area.  I called K, let the dogs do their thing and came back in […]