• Subject Not Detected

    I took a little over 12000 photos this year. About 2000 of them are worth editing, saving, and backing up. I’ve said before it’s easy to take a good photo of a person, but without a subject in the frame I’m usually in for a challenge. As this year winds down I’ve had a chance Subject Not Detected

  • What Do I Do With All These Photos?

    I take a lot of pictures. Not too many, but probably more than the average person. Most of them come from a camera that isn’t attached to a phone. My current camera–a Fujifilm XF10–fits in my pocket. That’s pretty miraculous since it contains an APS-C sensor, which is considerably larger and more impressive than anything What Do I Do With All These Photos?

  • Dog Love

    Don’t worry, everything is fine with our pup Yoshi, this isn’t a dog memorial note! In fact, I’m publishing this a week ahead of the third anniversary of our gotcha day. That’s right, our three and a half year old mutt has been with us for three years. Turns out, this puppy energy is perfect Dog Love

  • State Fair 2019

    It’s been five years since I took a bunch of photos from the New York State Fair, and you know what? We still hit the same spots and eat the same food. Fewer rides and games these days (and even more food). That’s it! See you next year, fair! Please don’t use/take these photos without State Fair 2019

  • New Year, Old Cameras

    This blog post started as a silly note on my phone. Less than a note really, just a list of every digital camera I’ve owned and used and loved and hated since 2003. Very quickly: I’m not a pro photographer but have supplemented my freelance career with photo gigs (weddings and headshots, y’all). Most of New Year, Old Cameras

  • Farewell to Flickr

    I just finished downloading all of my content from Flickr. It amounts to 21 ZIP files that Flickr prepared when I requested my archive, totaling almost 62.5 gigabytes from about 10,000 photos. I joined in 2007 when I was scanning old film and photographing with a $200 point and shoot. My account is now deleted. Farewell to Flickr

  • Grayscreens

    I used to love bright, busy, vibrant wallpaper/background on my phone. They were fun but made the locked view/home screen busy, especially at night, even with the brightness turned down. So for years I went with a solid black background and never changed it. Now I find myself drawn to subtle textures in dark shades Grayscreens

  • Mighty Macros!

    A lot of times I try to zoom out, or step back from something, to gain perspective. In this case I got in a close as I could. Closer than possible with my eyes. And as usual, the change in perspective was breathtaking. My yellow Pentax is approaching retirement. So in a panic I picked Mighty Macros!

  • Cloud Share

    When I manage to get off the ground I find myself amazed at the experience. Luckily I’ve been able to share the past few trips with my son (who I’m happy to say is equally impressed). It’s a shift in perspective that I cherish. The view is mesmerizing. The scale, humbling. And it’s, I hope, Cloud Share

  • Centralia, PA

    I’m standing on what used to be Route 61, the now closed off southern path into Centralia, Pennsylvania. Underneath the road, and much of the old town, is a fire that started burning in the coal mines 50 years ago (May 1962). Temperatures in certain areas of the fire/mines exceed 1000 degrees, signs of which Centralia, PA