Tuesday, August 28, 2007


We seem to have an abundance of these things around our house in the late summer.

Friday, August 24, 2007

A simple background solution

I had to shoot some detail shots of devices used in heart treatments, and I was looking for something a little different than just arranging them on a table. That's when I noticed the desktop background on my monitor is a simple solid blue, and thought that may make a good backlit background. To prevent glare, I put a flash over my shoulder and bounced it off the white ceiling, and the results were pretty neat.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Old-Time Medical Equipment

From back in the good old days when syringes were reusable and gonorrhea was kept in a jar.

Friday, August 17, 2007


The Fuji F10 has a neat little feature to it that makes catching lightning shots a little easier. In one of its multiple exposure modes, you can capture up to 40 bursts, but the camera only records the last three after you left off the shutter button. (If you let it go for all 40 frames, it gives you frames 38, 39 and 40, then stops). This makes things a little easier, because you can put it on this mode, hold the shutter down, and when you see a bolt in the viewfinder, you can then let off.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bug update II

Well, the caterpillar that had made my garage door its home hatched the other day, and I think the bottom photo of the butterfly is actually him, because he was struggling to fly at first like he had just come out of the cocoon, and he looks like photos of butterflies I have seen that are supposed to form from that type of caterpillar.