Topeka & Eureka with Mom

Say “Alhamdulillah” (All praise and thanks belong to God) or “Yay!” we’re almost to the end of my Denver trip pictures… All that’s left is a few packs of Polaroid that I’ll share over one or two weeks, and I should be into new (or at least different) work before the end of 2021. Woo! …

Houston, we had a vacation

August 29 marked 8 full years since my darling wife, the adorable Hanabibti, and I married. To celebrate, we took a weekend trip down to Houston, just as the Delta variant rage was in full swing. Thankfully, we were vaccinated back in April and still wore masks everywhere, so we weren’t too worried, and it …

Wide Angle Battle – The Final Round

To be honest, I just wanted an excuse to shoot the Wai Wai. I loaded it up and had it sitting when the trip to Mom’s came up, and spur-of-the-moment decided to see if it could be bested by any of the other wide angle cameras in my stable. I was biased, and strongly so. …

Wide Angle Battle – the Consolation round

Really, it was close… sorta. I knew headed in that the plastic cameras would win over the LC-W, and the inclusion of the super-fancy FM3a/17-35mm f/2.8 was so spur-of-the-moment that I didn’t even really consider it. But here we are. After those few days at Mom’s and a week of round-robins, the LC-W and FM3a …

Wide Angle Battle, Round 3: Down the Crik

The roads around Mom’s house vary between narrow state highway, freshly-paved blacktop, rutted and pitted country lane, and dirt or gravel track. I like to travel a little figure-8 loop from her house, up the highway to the charity shop, down the roller-coaster road I’ve shared previously, past a hippy-decorated house hidden behind a very …

Wide Angle Battle, Round 2: Interiors

Mom’s mountain home is beautiful and pleasant and a relaxing place to visit, and I always enjoy my time there, even if the seafoam green carpet and tile aren’t much to my liking. During a visit to her place in late July, 2021, four cameras battled: Lomography’s LC-Wide, a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, a …

Wide Angle Battle, Round 1: The Deck

Mom lives on top of a mountain in northwest Arkansas. It’s beautiful there. In late July, 2021, I took four cameras along—Lomography’s LC-Wide, a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, a Konica WaiWai, and the Nikon FM3a with the 17-35mm f/2.8D—and they did battle… I present the contest in the form of a round robin. This …