Advertising links

On two occasions now I have found adware on my computer that makes links from key words on my blog posts. When I discover them I remove them. It's unfair for these companies to use my site to advertise their products which I neither get compensated for or even endorse. I do sometimes use links in my posts so for now at least if you see a single word link such as "book" or something similar don't click it.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Climbing the Stairs to a Higher Education

Both of my children had gone on to high school so the school board decided their old elementary school was no longer required.
This was one of those "I wish I had my camera" moments. This time I did have it!

Taking it to the Street

 I think I would like to try street photography.  My walkabout camera (Mr Ed) is perfect for it. I was downtown the other day and thought I would test the waters by standing on the edge of the sidewalk in a few spots and take photos of cyclists riding by.
Street photography is a skill just on the outer edge of my experience. I look forward to stepping out and giving it a try.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Here I Am

"It's not the camera, it's the photographer". I have always strived to live by that philosophy in my photography. However secretly, I am a bit of a gearhead. Okay not so secret. This year I believe I have got the most advanced camera system I will ever have. Meet Mustang Sally.

In this photo the camera has a Hasselblad 80mm 2.8 lens attached. This camera is so advanced yet is able to work happily with a 40 year old lens. I love this camera and with the lenses I have I can get images that are sharp, sharp, sharp. It is also large and heavy. It isn't something I would want to take with me when I am doing other stuff like bike riding (although I have) or grocery shopping.

I don't think there are a lot of people haven't stopped when they saw something and thought "I wish I had a camera right now". I decided I needed something for when Photography wasn't the goal. So I went out and got.... Mr Ed 

 That would be the tiny little thing in front of Mustang Sally. It's a great little camera and seems to have a good reputation. One neat aspect is it has wifi so while out doing whatever and I happen to catch a photo I can transfer it over to the phone or tablet and upload to the internet while still out. Plus it is truly pocketable.

This is where I will post those photos whenever I get them. I will make one promise that you won't be seeing photos of my lunch or dinner on here. Unless of course, it happens to be a really great shot. I am looking forward to going out with an eye for anything I might spot and to posting some here. I hope you will come by and look.