It’s been really gross outside so it made me want to stay indoors all day. However, I did just get an old-fashioned safety razor to replace my long lived Mach3 razors since I only shave about once a week which gave the blades time to rust and get dull.

Lesson from this photo shoot along with the shots from yesterday, photographing shiny metal objects up close is quite challenging. Colors, extreme light sources, reflections, contrast, and all the little details come right in the photo. A vast difference in considerations when photographing scenery and people. I’m glad I did this shot.

View the full-rez version on Flickr.



While taking care of laundry, I noticed some birds in my pile of quarters. Sure, we all know about the American Bald Eagle that has graced the “tails” side of quarts for decades beyond memory, but did you know about the Wild Turkey of Louisiana or Great Blue Heron of Delaware?

Photographing shiny objects on a shiny surface with significantly less-than-idea lighting is quite a challenge to keep from getting the ISO noise associated with low-light especially while using a 10mm macro extension tube.   I’m rather pleased how this one turned out with minimal processing in the end to get rid of some yellow of the ambient lighting.

View the full resolution photo on My Flickr Stream.


20170125 I’m going to miss my Pebble 2 when Fitbit finally kills it. There is so much about the design and practically they executed so much better than Apple Watch and Android Wear devices. Today, the emoticon design was spot on. 

This isn’t a particularly difficult photo to take, but getting a glare-free shot of a watch face is not without its challenges.