After reading yet another article about scanning software, I realized that scanning and I have a marriage of convenience. I will never figure out how to use SilverFast; it’s the most unintuitive software I have ever encountered—and that includes learning Unix commands. Epson provides a free copy of its softwareContinue Reading

Description: Bottle of añejo rum with accoutrements Background: I discovered añejo rum for mixing drinks only five years ago. For years, I only kept and used white rum, usually Bacardi. My introduction to rum happened many years ago. The first attempt was sophomore year in college, which didn’t turn outContinue Reading

It has been two years since I bought my first “7,” the Maxxum 7000i. That Maxxum 7000i was my gateway to Minolta collecting. I was happily snapping away with my 40.00 7000i until I discovered it was only the second generation of level-seven Maxxums. Finding out there were five “7”Continue Reading

There are cameras one dreams about having, and there are cameras that, owning them, one dreams about using. They aren’t necessarily the same camera.  My father-in-law had a classic Leica from the 50s and a Rollei TLR. Those were his dream cameras. Until May 2019, the closest I had comeContinue Reading

When I first started shooting film, I quickly learned that the days of cheap film development and processing were long gone. The biggest shock was that B&W cost two to three dollars more than color, anywhere from 15-17.00 per roll.  Development times were also longer. Of the local shops, Dunwoody Photo, pre-pandemic,Continue Reading

Description: A garden in full bloom, late-April Background: I live on a street in the middle of the city. Lots are small with front yards to match. Tired of trying to grow a decent lawn, I settled on flowers. Having decided to plant flowers, my design inspirations were bees, butterflies, birds, colors,Continue Reading