October 31, 2013

bren's keepsake trunk

K-01, Super Takumar 55mm f1.8.

whiskers, x-xxxi-xiii

K-01, Super Takumar 35mm f3.5

happy halloween

K-01, Super Takumar 35mm f3.5


K-01, Super Takumar 35mm f3.5

October 30, 2013

pan, x-xxx-xiii

OOC jpg @ ISO 3200. Crazy. K-01, Pentax SMC-A 50mm f1.7

October 28, 2013

October 26, 2013


desert marigolds

let's go that way

well hi

This guy made us nervous. He was only a few feet from the trail.

Color version by popular demand. :)

October 25, 2013

October 17, 2013

October 15, 2013

some party

snippets, 10-15-2013

It will come to you. Great article, phantasmagoric pictures.

I'm struggling to understand what I'm doing with my picture-taking device; part of me suspects that I take pictures in order to avoid writing, but there's probably more to it than that; I mean, I've been doing it a long time. I remember my first Kodak Instamatic - $10 was a lot of money for a little kid. (Second grade, I think, so I was what, seven?) "Something something light" would be a good description of the conversation I have with myself when I'm taking pictures. (Also, "Pan, hold still!") I'm not a candidate for giving a TED talk anytime soon, which is probably a good thing; those headset microphones look so stupid.

Oh, hey, while I'm snippeting, I'd like to recommend The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot. There's some serious mojo in that book.

October 13, 2013

October 12, 2013

again with the kidneywood

These are my favorite trees. They're so humble.



October 11, 2013

snippets, 10-11-13

A better idea for a federal holiday: Bartolomé Day (from The Oatmeal - fair warning - probably not suited for the fainthearted).

October 9, 2013

October 8, 2013


Pentax K-3. Squeeeeeeee.

Multi-pattern white balance. Selectable anti-aliasing. Web-based remote shooting. 8.3 fps. (The limited edition silver is awfully pretty, too, but I'd probably skip the battery grip.)

I know a fellow who has a collection of Takumar lenses, including the legendary 85mm f4.5 Ultra-Achromatic (of which it's rumored there are only about 20 still existing). Can you imagine that lens on this body? Oy.

October 7, 2013

October 6, 2013



queen of the mulch pile

Pan sat politely whilst I was mucking about with my camera.

October 5, 2013


pan and doe

Narf. Halfway through our walk I discovered I left my camera battery home in the charger. Yay for the phone!