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cdmarine, Learning to be Married.

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Montysano, Kids.

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Betsy, White Sands, NM.

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shoutingattherain, winter home.

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Because I can

Having fun with the new toy.

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Some of you guys have posted first-rate pics on my photo threads, so I will turn it over to you for a while. Email me a link to your one or two favorite pics on a photo site like Flickr (do not send the image itself please) and I will put up favorites in open threads. Send a short caption if you want one.








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Seven hours is too long to hold it.

***Update***

It seems like a while since my last photo blog, so meet the new lens. A manual-focus Sigma 50mm f2.8 1:1 macro arrived yesterday from KEH.

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The compact lens fits nicely on a little E-P1, even attached with a Hong Kong Nikon-m4/3 adapter from kp_store on eBay (the adapter also works well, although it grabs the lens a little tighter than I like). All-metal construction gives the lens some heft and wonderful focus action. Although lens weight makes the camera a bit front-heavy and the light meter goes Galt whenever I put on a manual lens, sharp close-ups call for a tripod and exposure bracketing no matter what so it is not that big a deal.

Some tests will determine whether this becomes my go-to portrait lens; so far all signs point to yes.








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I have a weird urge to buy one of those cardboard clocks that you see on retail desks when the clerk is at lunch. It will say ‘Gone Galt. Back in…’

In other news, a couple of photos from a walk around town yesterday.

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Chat about whatever.