I still shoot 35mm (a Canon EOS Rebel XS SLR circa 1994 with a couple of "cheap" zoom lenses) so I'm currently using that as my excuse for not putting many images here.

Scratch that... the 35mm has been gathering dust.

I finally (December 2006) decided that digital cameras had come far enough along to make me happy. I've added a Canon PowerShot A710 IS compact digital to the family. I wanted it to be small enough that I'd actually carry it with me more often. The bigger SLR tends to stay at home too much, which defeats the purpose. So far the plan is working extremely well, I've taken several thousand photos thus far, which I certainly would not have done with film in such a short time.

And while I did eventually, grudingly, switch from film to digital, I don't see myself (anytime soon) switching from dedicated digital cameras to integrated smart phone/tablet cameras. There are limits.

The images on these pages are all from the 35mm SLR and then scanned in (at very low resolution to keep them small) on another Canon, a LiDE 30. Sadly, while the hardware is perfect, software support will force me off the LiDE pretty soon.

BTW: I don't think this page will be updated again. Pictures are elsewhere now for the most part. This page is ancient.

Some specs:

Camera Released Type Lens Shutter IS? ISO Speed Weight
Canon Powershot A710 IS 2006 compact digital 35-210mm 1:2.8-4.8 15 to 1/2000 Yes 80 to 800 1.7 fps 7.41 oz.
Canon EOS Rebel XS 1993 35mm SLR EF 35-80mm 1:4.0-5.6 III 30 to 1/2000 No 6 to 6400 ?.? fps 13.05 oz.
      EF 75-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 II USM          

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some clouds - I forget exactly where I took this, perhaps at my old apartment in the mid-90's. I really need to take notes.

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a 7+ meter dish where I used to work (Skycache/Cidera) - mainly I was amazed at how blue the sky was that day. The white dish made a nice contrast.

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this Great Blue Heron is a regular guest in my back yard, he comes to eat the fish in my pond. this picture was actually shot through the dirty glass in my dining room.

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found resting on the bricks on my front porch - incredible coloration.

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waves crashing through a pier at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. I love black & white shots - but it's becoming difficult to get them developed these days.

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I don't know much about horses, but this one was hanging out by the fence in my front yard, begging to be photographed. Sadly the horses are gone now and the field is overgrown.

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ahh, supercrab - made from spare parts found on a beach in northern California during a 2002 cross-country road trip.

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In the woods behind the neighborhood where I grew up, there were these (mostly) abandoned government railroad tracks that just went on and on, I spent a lot of time there. This is actually one of the first pictures I ever took, with my dad's camera. I credit my dad for getting me interested in photography all those years ago.

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