Angel Variations

Where to go to test a camera lens? How about one of my regular photographic haunts: a Dundee cemetery — specifically, Western Cemetery on Perth Road, which features excellent statuary, great afternoon light and plenty of foliage. I took my…

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Another Snowy Day in Dundee

Let is snow, please, at least one day a year, so it actually feels like winter (says the boy who grew up in Chicago). So far this year in Dundee we’ve now had Friday, Dec. 16, when perpetual forecasts for…

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Cars and Coffee

On a brisk Sunday morning last month in Allentown, Pennsylvania, I dropped by the monthly Cars and Coffee gathering. Some versions of C&C predominantly attract owners of “classic cars,” with many in near-perfect condition and detailed to showroom-level quality. This…

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Fun With Old Lenses

Fun with old lenses on digital bodies: I picked up an inexpensive Pentax Super-Takumar 55mm f/2 (Late Model II, produced circa 1973–1974) lens, in part because I already had an adapter to fit my Fuji. Also, people who’ve used the…

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Adventures in Pinhole Photography

Back to the future: Thanks to an excellent presentation by Julieanne Kost, Adobe’s digital imaging evangelist, to the Royal Photographic Society last month I’ve picked up a long list of new things with which to experiment. Including a pinhole lens…

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