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Yearly Archives: 2009

What’s New can be Old Again

Huh? You’re probably thinking I have that old cliche turned around. You’re right, I do. For those using film and not digital, the darkroom is where the final processing occurs for photographic prints. Ansel Adams is known to have worked magic in the darkroom ‘finishing’ his masterpieces. Now that so many of us are using […]

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Good Morning Star shine …

The weekend was great, mostly because spring truly is showing its face around here. The snow is melting (though it snowed all day Sunday) faster than you can say “zippity-doo-dah” flawlessly fifteen times; the Canada Geese have returned and some of the Trumpeter Swans flew overhead as well; Easter Sunday was a day filled with […]

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Grab the Reins to Learn Camera Exposure

I can credit one book for helping me move from a rank amateur with lots of interest in photography, yet lacking in technical skills, to an amateur who finally understands how to get the most out of her camera. This one book slapped the reins in my hands enabling me to turn my little DSLR […]

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What we hear

  This week I heard: the return of the crows, “caw, caw”; the dark-eyed juncos (I haven’t seen them yet but I hear them); coyotes howling and yodeling each day and night; an owl hooting outside our bedroom window in the middle of the night; “Green onions” by Booker T and the MG’s … man […]

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Taking Pictures of Your Dog / Pet

Taking pictures of your dog, cat, or other pets are often similar to taking photos of your children. As promised here are a few simple, yet basic, aspects to keep in mind when taking pictures of your family dog(s). If there is interest, in future I can provide information to address more advanced approaches. These […]

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