Monday, April 30, 2018


2+ years since I retired and left Houston. Where did the time go? I feel like I have been asleep. Accomplished very little.
I haven't picked up any camera except the iPhone and the Nikon Coolpix S8100. Already both are antiques. Like me. I haven't exposed any film. I haven't developed any film. I'm a slug.
I have been back to the Rocky Mountains. September, 2017. My camp near Meeks Lake in the Wind River Range, Wyoming.

Lisa and I are going back to the Tetons & Yellowstone for our 50th Anniversary. How did that happen?
More later. Sooner than the last time.
By the way. Contemporary comedians are NOT funny!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Mirrorless...posted at RFF with additional information.

Mirrorless, hey?
Let me think...
The first photograph I ever made was with a mirrorless camera. The camera belonged to my dad. I still have it. A Konica I 35mm rangefinder camera with a collapsible Hexar 1:3.5 f = 50mm lens.
My very first camera was mirrorless. I still have it. A Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash 620 film camera.
My current camera inventory includes both mirrorless and cameras with mirrors.
They all make photographs.
What's the big deal?


Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Until I have something new to share, I thought that I would share one of my earliest photos. I finally finished editing this photo today in LR 5.
From the Wayback Machine. Normandy coast. October 1969.

Free at last!

March 11, 2016. A day that I often thought would never arrive.
I retired. Quit. Left Houston, Texas for good.
I've been back at home in the Deep East Texas Rain Forest since March, 13, 2016.
Feels good.
The blog will hopefully resume on a slightly more regular basis.
Dusting of cameras. New bits of hardware to experiment and learn with. I am particularly looking forward to using a Canon FD 35mm/2.0 S.S.C. lens on a garage sale find Canon A-1 body. This brings my total number of 35mm lenses to 3, lagging far behind my ridiculous number of 50mm lenses. I've frankly lost count. Perhaps an inventory is in order.
I should have the Epson 1680 scanner up and running by the weekend. New film exposing and developing needs to resume while the tap water is still at a reasonable temperature.
It's great to be back. Take care, Y'all.
That's all for now.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

I'm Back! Been away too long.

Good Friday. March 29, 2012.

I'm back. I have been spending too much time on mindless forums. If I am going to be reading mindless stuff, I may as well create it myself. From time to time I may say something that offends someone. Or maybe offends several people. Heck, if I'm an a roll, I may offend an entire Gaggle! of folks.

I am currently at work resurecting my interest in backpacking. Naturally, I shall attempt to include my current Pentax 6x7 and 105mm lens among my gear. That camera and lens served me well many long years ago. I still have the negatives from a trip in what is now the Holy Cross Wilderness in Colorado. I hope to do the same in the future.

From the trip to Colorado, circa 1974...

Dropping back down to treeline.
Stand by for something that might offend someone. Too bad that it has become so easy to offend folks nowadays.

Happy Easter!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

At Last!

I found a template that uses the whole screen. My photos display much nicer.

My mood is good. I'm still not up to speed on keeping the Blog Drivel flowing. That will improve. Tonight, tomorrow night. Film developing. A roll of Delta 100 (possibly my last) from Bubba. A roll of Efke 25 from the Hasselblad. Strike while the water in Houston is frigid.

I think I'll add a picture and admire the new formatting. From the Wayback Machine. The original Pentax 6x7, 105mm lens & Ektachrome. S. America Street, Covington, Louisinana. Circa mid-1970s.

Monday, December 21, 2009

What did we get for Christmas?

I'm afraid to look. I don't think we want to know what the Senate did to us. It all seems so much worse coming at this time of year.

Merry Christmas, y'all!

These are the good old days!