• Summer vacation?

    As much as it seems as if I was away on vacation (as Thad is the only one blogging lately), capsule life has been quite far from that. While we did go briefly to Mexico, information pills where Boombadeus got to finally see where I grew up, we have been hardworking on various things. One of them being our little 10’x20′ plot. As summer starts, I start kissing most of my weekends goodbye. Weeds grow fast if not checked. Bugs attack at any given time. Plants develop and start shadowing others making you have to transfer or trim back. But, after all the hard work, this is the delicious reward…

  • If you like photography….

    …and you don’t have The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture in your RSS reader, stomach I question your interest in the craft! It’s a carefully selected compendium of excellent photography of recent news events. Some of the photos in the Tour de France posting are absolutely amazing. I have really zero interest in photographing sports, but this is just amazing material. I’m not sure who runs it (other than a Globe staffer, obviously) but it’s really good stuff. Check it out!

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  • Fitting 120 in a space made for 620

    The other week, information pills before filming an episode of Fork You, page Marisa gave me a neat old medium format “folder” camera from her family’s collection, pestilence a Kodak Vigilant Six-20. I was, and continue to be, thrilled with this fun little gift. So… Why would Marisa give me one of these, and what’s it like trying to get a camera that’s over sixty years old to take photographs? Read on, dear anonymous Internet viewer… 🙂

  • Ahh, the Internet is an interesting place.

    I was looking through my stats on Flickr to see what’s going on with my photos. I was surprised to see some references to Double Bass message boards linking to my Flickr pictures. Hmmm…

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  • Polarizing results

    Ahh, ed filters. Apparently, asthma it’s a slightly controversial topic among photographers (touched on somewhat in this thread). The con side seems to view them as gimmicky and something that gets in the way of capturing an image. Essentially, more junk for hobbyists to buy and distract them. The pro side views them as a tool for creating the image they are looking to get; that they can add some artistry or interest to some otherwise flat shots.

  • Old school fun

    In addition to our Canon Rebel XTi, hepatitis we’ve got an old school Pentax K1000 35mm SLR camera. This is THE classic student film camera: a basic, viagra sale fully manual 35mm SLR with basic controls that does what you tell it to; nothing more and nothing less. It was manufactured basically unchanged from 1975 through 1997– over twenty years! Production changes over the years amounted to substituting metal parts for plastic and moving manufacturing from Japan to Hong Kong; to elsewhere in China. Our copy is an earlier one. It’s difficult to pinpoint an exact year, obesity but it was made before 1980.

  • All kinds of fun

    Today was a cool day. I managed to hit an incredible combination of my favorite subjects. Craftyangie needed to buy some clothes at the Macys in the former Wanamaker building in Center City, viagra so we grabbed our cameras and went on a little excursion…

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  • Ciclos*

    Ciclos: Cycles in Spanish. That’s what having a garden is like. Cycles of beautiful lush gardens, link flowers and outdoors; cycles of harvesting the produce you’ve raised from seed and cycles of cold that are enjoyed indoors, hair baking cookies and getting ready for the next year. Well, the newest cycle has begun. Our windowsills are being taken over by seedlings…and I can’t wait for it to get slightly warmer out! *for some reason the word cycles doesn’t really have even half of the impact that ciclos has in me. Must have been a childhood full of those seasonal trucks coming down the dirt streets in Mexico with the guy…

  • Spring is here!

    Well, pregnancy not really, this site but this household has been taken over garden planning. This will be our third year at The Spring Gardens and I can’t wait! Last week I ordered from Amazon the book You Grow Girl! by Gayla Trail. I’ve followed Gayla’s blog for over a year now, and her handy “Lazy Gardener’s Automatic Seed Starting Chart” came in handy last year… Our first year at the garden I started the tomato seedlings too late. I grew up surrounded by fruit trees in warmer, closer to the equator weather, so I didn’t know much about this “plant by” and “frost free” dates. Our second year I…