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R.I.P. Instagram, facebook. Breaking up with you was the best thing I've done in 2018.

June 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
It may sound like I'm still obsessed with IG if I'm still talking about it two months later, but nothing could be further from the truth. I only bring it up because I noticed my May post about it, and thought I should offer a follow-up. What can I say? I don't miss it. I would make the same decision today. I am still hiking, still photographing. B...
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Great glass: Sony G-Master lenses

May 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Have you ever rented or borrowed an amazing lens? I borrowed the Sony FE 70-200 f/2.8 GM lens from a (good) friend today. I'm speechless. I want to say, "There's no going back" but there's really no way forward. I just have to enjoy it while I have it. I already own the F/4, and the differences, I'm sorry to say, go way beyond the f stop. The zoom...
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3 reasons why I killed my Instagram

May 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
In 2017 I read more than one blog post or article about how Instagram is killing stuff, impacting things, etc. I've seen several themes: IG is negatively impacting The Wilderness: Trails are getting overrun by would-be adventurers. People are ending up needing to be rescued from cliffs and ledges and mountain tops because they came unprepared with...
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A Good Photo: the art of photography

November 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I work in a building with windows that overlook Tacoma streets. We are often treated to amazing clouds and contrasts and fall colors. As I drop down the hill every morning in the early light, I'm almost invariably craving my camera. But I don't take it to work with me, in part, for the following reason. We snap so many photos. There are so many ph...
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February 14, 2017  •  1 Comment
Blogging. Whether to blog. What to blog. I have ideas, but are they worth saying out loud? Over the years, every time I have sat down to take up blogging, I end up writing some wandering mess that stays up for a day or two before I delete it. Prevailing wisdom is that one should pick a theme and stick to it so one's visitors know what to expect an...
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