Wednesday, December 26, 2012


We toured the "Lights of Christmas" just south of Stanwood WA and had to snap a pic of our fellow tourists while there.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


My Mom & Pop celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 30th.
Then, yesterday, we brought them a treasure box full of letters and cards from friends & family from all over the country.

The treasure had a catch though...*

(These are SO fun! Here's the one I built for my sweetie last year)

Shot with an iPad and a 7D with 12-24mm lens and a 2-stop polarizer.

*They had to get to the right place for it to open. Original idea by Mikal Hart

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In the Picture

Picture lake, that is.

I went up to Artist Point to watch the stars. Slept up there in the pickup bed wrapped up cozy in a sleeping bag. The next morning I poked around Picture Lake and, it just so happens I had a kayak on the roof, so naturally I had to see what the lake looked like from the middle.

Shot with a 7D & 12-24mm at the wide end, iso 100, f5.6, 1/1600

Monday, August 20, 2012

Senior in the House

Time for my youngest to get some senior pics.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Aluminum Whittling

I've got another project on the bench - whittled out of aluminum & plastic. I have the machine tools, but I'm no machinist. If I made that claim, I could say I'm a house contractor because I have a hammer. Or a photographer, 'cause I have a camera. Wait.

Anyway, I've got a video project on the way, that needs a bunch of footage shot from a boat. A moving boat. Where there might be waves. And I don't want to make the viewer seasick.

So, this gadget is a 3-axis gyro stabilized camera mount. Based on a design I did 2 decades ago when filming from RC helicopters. (It was film back then - 35mm Eyemo with 100ft film loads)

Watch this space for more to come...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Original Ma

Here's the photo that inspired the previous.

Shot somewhere in Wisconsin, around 1939. I don't have access to the camera settings...

Monday, January 9, 2012


She still has a photo of herself, taken by her dad, when she was about 8 years old. We tried to re-create it today, now that she's 10 times that age.

I'll have to get Dad to scan the original so I can upload it here another day.

Shot with a 7D & 24-105 @80mm, 1/250th, f4, iso 400, with a little fill from an on-board 430EX.