Entries Tagged as 'Gallery'

Digital Photography

Most of my digital photography for the last several years has been with my Canon 20D and Nikon D40 DSLRs.  Often I shoot in RAW mode and then use an image editor (GIMP) to reduce the image and optimize it for web viewing (JPEG).

I consider the Canon to have by far the best image quality; but the Nikon is much smaller / lighter and easier to carry around.  The Nikon is actually much newer than the Canon; I got it for convenience.  Both of the cameras are great; and come from a long line of DSLRs.  If you’re serious about digital photography either of these would be a good option.

I also have a point-and-shoot camera.  A Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33S which I carry with me when I just cannot afford the extra space and weight a DSLR would cost (outdoor activities) or when the risk to damaging a DSLR would be too great.  I personally don’t care for point-and-shoot cameras, and I hate to shoot without a real view finder (and LCD panel on the back of a “camera” is awkward for me at best).  There are times, though, when I’m thrilled to have a descent camera with me, and this is a descent camera and very compact.

My older digital photography was done with a host of cameras; starting with two of the first Kodak digital cameras in the late 1990’s.

Before that I shot almost exclusively with a Nikon F2 and Nikon F4 and a Yashica Mat 124G (6x6cm – twin lens).  I have some shots using a Canon F-1 (borrowed) as well.

I’ve never been very skilled with a camcorder; but I do have some old footage done on two different JVC DVC models and will be taking more with my Panasonic HDC-SD10 HD solid state unit.

Canon 20D
Canon 20D

Nikon D40
Nikon D40

Panasonic DMC-FX33S

Panasonic HDC-SD10

Originally posted 2010-02-26 01:00:09.

Gallery Images

I’ve started to add more pictures to my gallery. The first set are in and around San Francisco, CA. Since I spent twenty years living there, and visited there uncounted times before there’s a great deal to post.

I will probably break from posting San Francisco pictures and post other things as I sort through my fairly substantial set of digital stills.

It will take quite awhile before I even thing about putting up any of my old film shots.

I may try my hand at posting some high definition h.264 video clips as well (but I’ll need to get a great deal better with the camcorder before that happens).

If you desire to use any of these images, you must obtain a written authorization from me.  While I’m happy to share these for you to view, they do belong to me and I do not want them used by others (not that I really think any of them are that great).


Originally posted 2010-02-25 01:00:21.


I’ve been trying to scan some of my old pictures, slides, and negatives.

It’s time consuming to say the least.

Once I get the images scanned I’ll go through them and resize/crop some of them to post to my gallery to try and fill out many of the sections that have little or nothing there.

I do have a huge amount of digital images as well; but I figure since I’ve been wanting to deal with the years and years of film photography that that would be a good place to start.

Originally posted 2011-04-02 02:00:50.


I’ve disabled the plug-in that provided the slide shows in my image gallery — this is the second time I’ve had problems with it.

I’ve been using NextGEN ImageFlow version 1.3.1 by ShabuShabu Webdesign.

I never really published any page that used the previous version of it — it was just too temperamental, and while I liked the effect it provided — I preferred my BLOG to work (that old function over form belief of mine).

When the new version came out I decided it worked well enough that I’d use it — even though when you clicked on an image in the slide show it did not open in a LightBox effect rather than a new page.

But I’ve also had some “odd” issues with administering my BLOG since enabling the NextGEN ImageFlow plug-in…

When I used the Dashboard – Updates menu item in WordPress I got “You are not allowed to call this page directly” rather than a summary screen showing me all the plug-ins and/or WordPress updates that needed to be installed.

It took me more than a little time to find this; there’s a huge number of posts on the web about this error in WordPress, and most all of them do a lot of hand-waving about it must be a plug-in that’s installed (WordPress doesn’t contain that text in any of it’s core)… so I grepped through the entirety of my WordPress installation (first I had to sync my local copy with what’s at my hosting facility) and I found the candidates.  After that it was a simple matter of disabling plug-ins one-by-one and seeing when the problem went away.

I’ll probably do a little more looking around for a better slide show plug-in; given my history with NextGEN ImageFlow I just don’t think I will ever feel comfortable enough with it to use it again.