Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Don't forget to grease your seatposts boys and girls.


Closed 7 years ago. The sign could use a coat of paint. It will be sad to see it go; it's an iconic piece of East Hastings, but it's time will pass, which might be better than suffering the indignity that the similarly loved BowMac sign did on West Broadway.


Sunday, August 21, 2016



Channeling Kenny Rogers. I know, he's not dead, but still.




A lovely surprise from a lovely person. Thank you.

Thursday, August 4, 2016



This kid has decided she likes the Beatles. Fortunately I have the box set. We're making our way through them one at a time, not necessarily in order. Magical Mystery Tour was today's record. This makes me happy.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Commercial and Broadway. And crows.


"Can I make Johnny cakes?"

"Yup. You sure can..."

They were amazing.


Nope. It happens sometimes.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


It's all about that plane in the upper left corner.


The Nikon D750 is junk. It's too light, the shutter sounds plastic-y, it's small, you have to look into sub-menus to change the focus from continuous to single focus, the preview screen doesn't come with a protective cover and it's tilty which is code for "breakable" in my books. The command pad on the back is too small, the rectangular eye piece isn't as nice as the round one on the D700, and there's no shutter to close it off to do tripod exposures. It's a video camera, but I didn't buy a video camera. And the middle of the "focus mode" dial is also a button and it happens to sit right where my finger has also sat for 12 years of taking photographs with a Nikon, so I'm repeatedly changing focus modes when I don't want to.

But it takes better quality photos than the D700. And first and foremost, it's about better photographs, right?

But still...

I love/hate this new camera. Mostly love. But passionately hate. And I can't help but believe that with a firmware upgrade the D700 would be just as good, if my rear command dial hadn't quit working.

The other thing I have to remind myself is that the D750 cost 28% less than the D700, 8 years after the D700 came out. It's a cheaper camera.

So I'm complaining about a cheaper camera that takes better pictures.

No one has ever accused me of being smart. Well, almost no one.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


New camera. New software. Same photo. The more things change, the more things stay the same. Though it's amazing how different the same thing is.


Oscar uses me as a scratching post. And that's alright.

Saturday, July 16, 2016