Today we went to the San Francisco Gay Pride parade, 2018. We took our place atop a giant street-side planter on Market Street around 9:30am. The parade started at 10:30am. Just as last year, there were billions of people, and everybody who is anybody was in the parade, over 250 groups marched. By 1pm my feet were killing me, and… Continue reading
The Sibelius symphonies were lovely. Really. I shouldn’t downplay their performance. But… Now, let’s talk about what we really came to hear: Daniil Trofonov’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3!
Russian pianist Daniil Trofonov more or less slithered out onto the stage with his long straight hair covering his face. He never looked at the audience. He just walked… Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I was in a vintage store and found this tiny metal flying saucer holiday tree ornament. It called my name. (I would love a whole tree of such ornaments!) I bought it.
I taped it to hang just below my desk lamp, placed a plastic toy robot on my desk under the flying saucer, placed… Continue reading
I’ve been silent on my blog for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been crazy busy with blog-related work: SmugMug. I have been exploring a solution to permanently replace SlideShow Pro, the best self-hosting photo solution I’ve ever seen. Sadly, it no longer is supported—a victim of the new internet standards and the death of old technology like Flash. In… Continue reading
When it comes to the current state of iPhoneography, the Moment lens system is a game changer. Now the photographer can choose their field of view with a smartphone and get a good quality image. Moment also has a camera app that really works well with their lenses.
The Moment phone case with a built in battery is also sweet!… Continue reading
My New Mōvi FreeFly Personal Cinema Robot is supposed to arrive today. I’m very excited! You’re wondering, what on earth is a Mōvi FreeFly Personal Cinema Robot?
Well, Mōvi Freefly is a high end camera stabilization platform. It’s often used when filming movies. Their equipment keeps the camera completely stable as it moves around the scene—no shake, bumps, jerks, etc.… Continue reading