Saturday, June 20, 2015

What the ????

Here I sit at the house in Wellfleet, I wonder if it's worth it with this blog. For some reason, all the images here have been replaced with exclamation marks. I have no clue why, and forums and all that give no answers. I have been on the new Google photo service but the photos that were here were not imported.
The upshot in all this is I will delete the older posts, and start anew. This is not a bad thing. I am 55 tomorrow and have started a new phase in life. Travel etc. I truly hope that this photo deleting does not happen again!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


I never get that many "hits" on this blog, but saw 40 a day or two ago. I am encouraged and will certainly be posting soon. I bought a refurb D7100 from Adorama. On Saturday, I head home to Cape Cod for 12 days. Obviously many shots to post when I return.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Posting Images...Notes.

I am green color blind. I can see green, but probably not what you see. Color images will have no color correction on the blog here. Levels and sharpen will be it. I use GIMP mostly for JPGs. I think once in a while I will post the .NEF file (as a Google Drive link). Promise just no commercial use, and everyone is on the honor system, and since I do this as a hobby, I don't think my images are really that hot shot for stealing.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Where did the Interest Develop?

When I was very young, before first grade, My grandparents would take care of me. On days when I couldn't go in the yard to play, my gran would show me albums of photos she took of family and friends and scenes of when she was a young woman. I believe it was a hobby of hers in the 1910s and 1920s. There was photos of a train wreck in her town (Franklin MA I believe), and later beach photos from most likely Cape Cod or Hampton Beach NH. I loved seeing them!
My uncle was quite a good photographer and my grandmother used to take me to Washington DC on the train-pre Amtrak- and we would spend a week or two in summer in Alexandria Park Fairfax with his family. We would watch a years worth of Kodachrome slides on a glass bead screen in the living room. He would smoke and I loved watching the smoke swirl around in the projector screen beam of light.
I remember one trip, I was given a camera..not a Kodak..a imitation version that took 126 cartridge film. I remember it came from Woolworths at the Dedham Plaza.The camera came with one roll of black and white film. I probably talked my gran into buying me another roll on the trip. I got the prints. I got hooked. Still am hooked. Addicted at age 8.
To be honest, the interest was hot and cold growing up...still is a bit...but I always come back to it.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Where to Begin??

I don't have any big aspirations here. I have nothing to sell. Just some photos. I hope just a good variety of lighting and subjects. That's it. A coffee break blog. No grand photos, just some good ones, decent snaps too. This blog is a replacement for Facebook for my photography. I post the more personal images on Facebook, like parties and the like. The blog format is more to customize what I do and not having Facebook re-size photos and having people "like" the thumbnail image.