Okay, Okay! I Was Wrong! Yes, Again…

This past weekend I did another one of my treks1 up Mount Tamalpais. I love being up there, especially when the fog and clouds are doing their etherial dances. Yes, you can expect another time lapse soon! I had positioned my tripod at the edge of a pullout on the side of the road–a pullout with a stunning view. An… Continue reading

The Current State of iPhonography

Some of you endured my anguished decision-making process over whether or not to buy the new, absurdly over-priced, iPhone X. Frankly I don’t give a hoot about the communications aspects of a smartphone. I care about the photographs and video the phone’s camera can create. And when I look back at how drastically far smartphone camera technology has come, I’m… Continue reading

Youth Is Wasted on the Young

My first apartment… So, my cousin’s photo of me (left)1 from about 1984 has stirred some disbelief: that couldn’t possibly be me. So, this post is about that picture and includes several pictures of a much younger me for comparison purposes. I was a teacher in North Carolina, and when school let out for the winter holidays in 1983 I… Continue reading

Bits and Pieces from 2017

So I was skimming through the year in iPhone photos, screenshots, and saved images from other sources and came across an assortment of quirky things that sort of represented some of my more off-the-beaten-path experiences in 2017, which turned out to be the year of the odd. For your amusement, I present them here with little comment. What music has… Continue reading

Upgrading My iPhone Part Four: Using My Osmo Mobile

Weight I prefer using the iPhone X (6.14 ounces/174 grams) with the OSMO Mobile because it’s noticeably less heavy than the iPhone 6s Plus (6.77 ounces/192 grams) I’ve been using. This should slightly improve OSMO battery life. The iPhone 8 Plus (7.13 ounces/202 grams) is heavier than my iPhone 6s Plus, and is actually the heaviest of all of these… Continue reading

@Plotagraph: An Update on Their Pricing

Previously I wrote a blog post about 2 very cool software products: Cinemagraph and Plotagraph. In it, I bemoaned the unaffordability of both, and the expensive software rental model Plotagraph chose to use1. For the casual user, like myself, Plotagraph was just too expensive to rent for the few projects I would like to produce from time to time. Well,… Continue reading

Should I Upgrade to the iPhone X?

That is the question! And I have several friends for whom it’s no question at all. The instant they can pre-order, it’s a done deal. Even our housekeeper can’t wait. I freely own the fact that I like to have the latest and greatest tech device. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first iPhone, and, for years,… Continue reading

About 100 Years Ago Now…

I’m in the process of scanning old photos, slides, and negatives. The sheer number makes the whole process daunting! One of the unexpected outcomes of my project is that many of the photos jog my memory of times now long gone. Here’e an example My grandmother, born in 1903, was a very progressive woman in her day. She was far… Continue reading

Cinemagraph and Plotagraph

I’m late to this, but I find it interesting enough to share. I suspect that if information about Cinemagraph and Plotagraph didn’t break through the digital noise and get my attention, the same may be true for others who might find it interesting. Plus, I make a recommendation for the software developers at the end. Broad Strokes Cinemagraph begins with… Continue reading