Tug of War

Tug of War

Tug-of-WarKasey and Django fighting over a toy. Once Kasey gets it free the result is usually about five minutes of full tilt running around the backyard. Django tries to cut the circle most times because he has a hard time keeping up, but then Kasey just reverses field in a blink and suddenly the circle is rotating the other direction.

Tonight’s Moon

Tonight’s Moon

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Here is tonight’s moon, I’ve got something set wrong on the camera that I can’t find, these are coming out a bit dimmer than they used to. I’ll fiddle about and find it eventually, most likely it’s average white balance or something like that.

Ok, I have the dimness thing figured out, the other night I was trying to photograph firefly traces, and set the AWB method / setting to shade. Fixed now.

Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon

The sun this afternoon and tonight’s moon, these were both shot with the Canon at medium size so the detail might not be as high as you are used to if you come here often:

Dandelion

Dandelion

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This was taken with an entry level Canon DSLR and a 70-300mm zoom lens.

Kasey Painting

Kasey Painting

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I decided to fiddle with photoshop and some of the effects, mostly just to see what they do. So here’s a photoshop faux painting of Kasey, made from a photo.

Chewey Waiting for a French Fry

Chewey Waiting for a French Fry

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Here’s a pic of Chewey waiting for a French fry at Sonic. This was taken with my “hideout cam”, a Sony DSC a bit older than the one shown in the link below. It takes great pics and slips in a pocket, glove box, or backpack side pocket easily due to its size and slim profile – there aren’t projections to snag on things when it’s flipped off.

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Moon Through Clouds

Moon Through Clouds

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Here’s tonight’s moon with thin clouds obscuring. The clouds were really pretty, and I would have liked to get them as well but could not because it would have taken a time exposure and they were moving too fast for that. I upped the output brightness and contrast so you can see the thin bands of cloud. Below is the updated and improved equivalent to the camera used along with the lens used. The resolution of the photo is greatly reduced for the website, and it’s cropped down to 1200 as all photos I post are.

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The Moon Through High Thin Clouds

The Moon Through High Thin Clouds

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Here’s Tonight’s moon shot through high thin clouds. I had to up the contrast and brightness in P-shop just a tad so you can see the craters better.

Sad Kasey

Sad Kasey

sad-kaseyHere’s a picture of Kasey being sad because my wife is in the store and not with us.

M O O N Spells Moon

M O O N Spells Moon

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White in the moon the long road lies,
The moon stands blank above;
White in the moon the long road lies
That leads me from my love.

Still hangs the hedge without a gust,
Still, still the shadows stay:
My feet upon the moonlit dust
Pursue the ceaseless way.

The world is round, so travellers tell,
And straight though reach the track,
Trudge on, trudge on, ’twill all be well,
The way will guide one back.

But ere the circle homeward hies
Far, far must it remove:
White in the moon the long road lies
That leads me from my love.

— A E Houseman