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Epson R-D1s

Body pictured with 15mm f4.5 Voigtlander & finder and Jupter 3 (50mm f1.5), Jupiter 11 (135mm f4.0), and Jupiter 12 (35mm f2.8) lenses.

There are many good things to be said about youth (not just that it’s wasted on the young), but there’s also something to be said for growing older. At 40, I’ve […]

New Sigma Lens

I recently got a Sigma 17-70, 2.8-4.0 telephoto to fit my Canon Rebel XTi. The lens blows the socks off the 18-55 stock lens (duh) and has a pretty incredible macro (which allows you to get mere inches away from your subject. I’ve been happy with its brightness and, though it’s a pain to carry […]


The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is lovely this time of year. (When is it not)? The roses were past their prime, but there a number of other flowering plants all around the grounds. A couple of other bbg photos.

Night Sky Over Bellaire

It’s been a beautiful week in Bellaire. The sun has been out the past couple of days (after a spate of cold and wet weather). The adjacent photo was taken by D and T. It’s a 90-second exposure. You can see the rotation of the earth in the stars if you look at the […]

Fireworks Over Bellaire

T set us up with a fantastic fireworks show on the 4th. These were some high-quality, Illinois-bought fireworks, not some dinky sparklers from A&P. Nice work, T!