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I’m Still Alive…

March 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

In case any of the seven readers of this blog were A) still readers of this blog, and B) wondering if I was still alive, the answer to B) is: Yes. Life has been extra-hectic. We moved Mom in with us last October. This involved a drastic pairing down of her own existence so that […]

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Tags: Aviation · Family · Personal · Photography

Where’s Blogger?

April 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I’m here. Still plugging away at the good life I’ve created for myself with the people I love. That is, in case any of the seven of you that used to read this blog regularly are wondering. I’m still working on the weight loss kick. As of today, I’ve lost 87.25 pounds since I started […]

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Tags: Fitness · Literature · Personal · Photography

So-Cal Sunrise…

September 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Our day started pre-dawn in Sacramento last Friday. While flying southbound on the SADDE6 arrival into LAX, we were treated to an amazing sunrise. The high cirro-stratus mixed with lingering smoke from the mostly-contained Station Fire created a wonderful mix of oranges contrasting with the purples of the San Gabriel Mountains as the sun behind […]

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Tags: Aviation · Photography · Uncategorized

Mirror Mirror…

August 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

My latest eBay plunder is a 500mm f/8 Reflex-NIKKOR lens. This lens is interesting because its not your typical set of concave and convex optical glass lenses in an aluminum tube. Instead, this lens relys on pair of catadioptric mirrors, much the same way a large astronomical telescope does. For that reason, the lens is […]

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Tags: Lenses · Photography · Uncategorized

Best Laid Plans…

May 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’d gotten everything ready to head on down to San Diego early tomorrow morning. The goal was to “set up camp” on a small patch of ground in Coronado’s Centennial Park from which I could photograph the 2009 Red Bull Air Race qualifying event. I’d borrowed a nice lawn chair from my sister’s RV. I’d […]

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Tags: Airshows · Lenses · Personal · Photography · Uncategorized

Happenings…

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments

I don’t know exactly what’s been keeping me from writing for the blog, lately. I think it has at least partly to do with my recent discovery of Facebook, a site that I hate yet can’t seem to stop using. Rest assured, everything is still okay here. We became something of a victim of the […]

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Tags: Aviation · Operations · Personal · Photography

The Lens You Can’t Do Without…

January 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

A lot of people are into photography. With the price point of good digital SLR cameras coming down in recent years, there is a definite move towards these cameras over point-and-shoot types by people who want a little more “do-more-ability.” When people find out that I’m a photographer, I get a lot of technical questions […]

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Tags: Gear · Lenses · Photography · Tech/Geek

Photography Is…

September 3rd, 2008 · 8 Comments

Photography, at least as I define it, is 10% equipment, 40% skill, and 50% being in the right place at the right time. If there’s one thing I’ve learned since I began taking this hobby seriously, it’s that if I see a photographic opportunity and pass it up, I will kick myself for at least […]

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Tags: Photography