Little Dude

This little kitten is Dude, the one that I’d be watching for a weekend. Three weeks later, he’s starting to walk, figuring out how to get out of the oversized bed, and learning how to play by wrestling with his mother. I’m sure he’ll be getting into more trouble soon. As it is, he’s been […]

Planet Subaru Revisited

My last attempt at stitching the panorama of the inside of a Subaru Impreza resulted in something less than stellar – interesting, but if you look closely, you can see the stitching errors. I was stumped, especially given that the pan head was set so the photos were good, and according to the information I […]


Planet Subaru

After my last panoramic learning experience, I decided to try something a little more complicated with a lot more time on my hands. I cleaned out my car, returned the seats to their upright positions, and set up the tripod inside the car. Given the bright sunlight and the dark interior, I decided to bracket […]


Stairwell D

I walk up these stairs multiple times each week and finally took the time to shoot something. However, I made a number of mistakes that I didn’t realize until later. The first was that I didn’t level the tripod, which hurt me when I went to try to stitch all the images together. If you […]



On Saturday afternoon I was told to expect company for the remainder of the weekend, however I didn’t quite expect that it would be a three-hour-old kitten named Dude and his mother. Mama kitty was still tipsy from the drugs required for the Vet to perform an emergency C-section, and Dude was the lone survivor […]



After a lengthy struggle through thigh deep snow on a short hike into the local hills, I stopped to shoot a number of icicles hanging from the short cliffs. I wish I’d had my 90mm macro lens and a tripod with me, but zooming in with the stock 55mm gave me this solitary shot that […]