Image or Experience?

When I started out in photography and for many years after I just had one camera at a time. First I had a cruddy old 127 roll film compact, then a 35 mm rangefinder, and finally a Nikon film SLR. During this time I was obviously shooting film of some sort and didn’t travel all that ...

More Gyrations with Mr. Rogers

No, not that Mr. Rogers – I mean Rogers Communications. That’s Ted Rogers, not Fred Rogers. Cable TV and satellite providers in Canada keep moaning about the fact that customers are thinking of cutting the cord. Do they ever think that their own stupid policies may influence that decision? Probably not. Here is a typical Cable ...

That’s the Bag I’m In

There’s an old saying that a woman can’t have enough handbags and a (usually male) photographer can’t have enough camera bags. I suppose that’s true in the case of the photog anyway. I mean, I have 6 in my closet  – 7 if you count the ancient canvas bag I used with my Nikon FE ...

The End of the Beginning

This is the third and final blog post about digital photography in 2018 – at least as I see it. Consumer film photography was in its heyday for 100 years. The age of the consumer digital camera has now been around about 30 years. It’s fair to say that the film camera is at an ...

Have Camera…Will Travel

I was a late bloomer when it came to travel – I didn’t have my first plane ride until my early 20s and I never left North America until my mid-30s. Nevertheless, I have been going somewhere and seeing things for close to 50 years – even if it meant taking a simple car trip. During ...

Paleo Photography

First the good news: there is an unprecedented interest in photography right now. More digital photos are being taken and shared on the Internet than ever before. Now the bad news: the camera makers have never had such tough times. The consumer camera market has virtually disappeared – sales are down about 80% from the peak ...

Chilling Out

This was the first time in 14 years that we traveled during the Ontario March school break, and our cruise ended on the day that all the students would be coming home from vacation. The airport in Ottawa would be jammed and prices for flights were very expensive. We elected to extend our holiday a ...

Sailing Back to Miami

Nothing like ending a cruise with a couple of sea days – so we did. The spectacular weather we’d had for two weeks continued right to the end of our cruise (and beyond.) The seas calmed down and it was smooth sailing for the 1000 mile trip back to home port. The kids continued to enjoy ...

Two Days in Orange City

My grandson’s favorite color is orange. He was pretty excited that our last port of call would be a two day stop in Oranjestad, Aruba. Gotta get a T-shirt for sure. Doesn’t look like shopping will be a problem in Orange City. We were off early on our tour of Aruba and right away got ...

The Swinging Old Lady

That is what they call this pontoon bridge across the ship canal in Curacao. Its official name is the Queen Emma bridge and it was put into service in 1888. The swinging old lady was a highlight of our visit to Willemstad, Curacao. But first, we were off on our tour of the island. Our first ...

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