10 Notes. Permalink.  Tue, Apr 30th 2013, 4:02 PM (∞).
How terribly sad. Bob Brozman, virtuoso guitarist, ukuleleist, charangist, ethnomusicologist, prodigious performer, researcher, teacher, linguist, anthropologist, has died. For an intro, I highly recommend loading the following url into Realplayer: http://www.npr.org/templates/dmg/dmg.php?prgCode=ATC&showDate=04-Jun-2002&segNum=7&NPRMediaPref=RM
Notes. Permalink.  Sun, Apr 28th 2013, 11:37 PM (∞).
Whump. Tired. Two exams left next week then done for the summer.
2 Notes. Permalink.  Thu, Apr 25th 2013, 8:34 PM (∞).
Next time I’m in this sort of situation, mainly shooting aperture wide open with the Rolleiflex. I’m just going to have to risk the naturalness of the conversation and lean down and finely focus. Guessing by glancing down at the focus screen, is not productive. I only got one cleanly focused image out of the eight I took. In the case above I’m maybe 1/16 of an inch of turn on the focus knob off.
6 Notes. Permalink.  Sat, Apr 20th 2013, 12:53 PM (∞).
With her beloved Border Terrier
I went by again and we had a nice chat. Unfortunately, my focusing skills while trying to have a conversation about Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh are not so smooth. But I did manage to get one relatively in-focus.
10 Notes. Permalink.  Thu, Apr 18th 2013, 3:01 PM (∞).
Self with antiques lady, dog, small decorative lion
Wandered across this little antiques shop a few weeks ago. Was afternoon on a cloudless day and the sun was brilliant. An awning stretched far out over everything making it quite a dark scene, but I thought I might just be able to get something. I calculated for a second, quickly as I could, before she or her dog might look up, adjusted camera and myself for the mirror and snapped. Decided that I should wander by again another day and try to speak with her and take her portrait. To be continued.
6 Notes. Permalink.  Wed, Apr 17th 2013, 6:10 PM (∞).
5 Notes. Permalink.  Tue, Apr 16th 2013, 6:19 PM (∞).