Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

on photography

You want convenience in a hobby, 
collect postage stamps or play the harmonica instead.
-- duChemin on carrying tripods (thanks Andris Sprogis)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Which camera should I buy? - a better approach

Over the last year or so, I've grown to like Scott Bourne's advice through blogs, Twitter, etc. Here is his advice on selecting a camera. It makes sense to me.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Which camera should I buy?

The answer is in this letter to George. Be sure to read some of the comments.

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.*
-- Henri Cartier-Bresson
*I had to look it up.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010


In May, when I traveled to Eastern South Dakota and Western Minnesota, I stopped at a state park near Mud Lake, just west of Wheaton, and came upon this Killdeer.
She crossed the road and started to slowly walk away from me. I knew what she wanted me to do.
She wanted me to follow her. I must have been close to her nest. Killdeer will try to lead their "enemies" away from the nest by feigning injury.
"Can't you see I'm hurt? Come and get me!"
"Look! Even my wing is broken! Aren't you coming?"
Of course, I did follow.
By this time we were more than 50 yards from where I first met her. We looked at each other.
She was such a fine looking bird and a terrific mother. I felt bad that I had caused her concern. So we said goodbye and parted.