Hoystory reads

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I recently got some books in the mail, including Bryan Peterson’s “Understanding Digital Photography.” The book is a pretty good primer for those who’ve gone out and bought a new digital SLR. However, I would suggest that Peterson’s “Understanding Exposure” book is the better buy if you’re only going to buy one book. Two notes […]

4th of July Fireworks

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For those of you who missed the fireworks, I’ve got pictures here for you. These were taken in Escondido’s Grape Day Park earlier this evening. First, the Marine Corps Band San Diego played. Then, there were fireworks…after the jump (out of consideration for those of you on slower speed connections).

Balboa Park

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On Tuesday, I promised some more photos I took at Balboa Park with my Olympus E-500 camera. Because the file size can be a little painful for those on dial-up connections, you can find the pics after the jump.

Memorial Day

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You’ll find moving Memorial Day remembrances all over the blogosphere. Unfortunately, I’m not in a maudlin mood. Instead, I’ll simply say that I appreciate the sacrifices that have been made and continue to be made by men and women in the military and point you to this article by the Union-Tribune’s Robert Caldwell. This was […]

Solutions for newspapers?

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Glenn Reynolds, better known as the Instapundit, has an interesting article over at Tech Central Station on what newspapers need to do to stay competitive in an increasingly Web-centric information society. The only real complaint I have about the column is one suggestion that Reynolds makes regarding photojournalism: Second, I’d put some of the money […]

Photobloggin'

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I got off work early on Tuesday, and since I was working out of the Carlsbad office, I headed down to nearby Tamarack State Beach just after sunset. Low light can be difficult for digital cameras, but I did manage to get off some decent shots. All of these were taken using my Olympus E-500 […]

USA vs. Canada

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I went to the game this evening between the U.S. and Canada men’s soccer teams. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. The biggest news of the night was soccer phenom Freddy Adu’s first appearance on the men’s national team, making him the youngest man to ever play for the team. Though he only played […]

Photobloggin'

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I got up early Saturday morning (and stayed up late, but that’s story) and headed out to Ramona for the Wildlife Research Institute’s Hawkwatch program. What did I learn? Birds fly south for the Winter. For a couple months, Ramona counts as “south.” A 400mm (35mm film equivalent) lens is not nearly enough for serious […]