Monday Morning Photography Post

Here’s what I’ve found that’s interesting this morning:

Martin Bailey is a British ex-pat who now lives in Japan. His photographs and podcast are always worth seeing & listening to. Here’s a post about his top-ten non-nature photos from last year.

I haven’t watched it yet, but here’s a PetaPixel story about legendary photographer Steve McCurry’s shooting of the last roll of Kodachrome. … All the world’s a sunny day, oh, yeah

The practical difference between the old film days and the new digital? Check this out.

This Kickstarter campaign for a kit to build a TLR camera that shoots instant film looks very retro/cool, but I don’t want one.

And finally, here’s a photo I made last Friday. It was a beautiful, cold day here on the central Oregon coast. Click for larger version.

Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, OR, USA


Hands on with the Pentax MX-1, the Latest Horse in the Retro Camera Race

Hands on with the Pentax MX-1, the Latest Horse in the Retro Camera Race.

I got into shooting Pentax largely because I had some lenses from a K-Mount film camera that we used years ago. As it turns out, neither of the lenses I had were much to write home about, but by the time I realized that, I had bought into the Pentax system. I’ve been pretty happy with my Pentax DSLRs — competitive on the features, especially considering the price. And, of course, now I have a nice little collection of useable lenses.

This week Pentax introduced their version of a “retro”-styled point and shoot. I think it looks kind of cool. I’ll be keeping an eye on it, with a view maybe picking one up some day.


Once Upon A Time – Fairytale Baby Session – Wendi Riggens Photography

Once Upon A Time – Fairytale Baby Session – Wendi Riggens Photography | Wendi Riggens Photography Blog – Burlington Iowa.

Wow. Beautiful pictures. Click through to see them all, but here’s a sample:


Cool HDR/Model Photography Workshop in Hot’Lanta — Rick Sammon Photography

Cool HDR/Model Photogrpahy Workshop in Hot’Lanta – February 28 – March 2 — Rick Sammon Photography.

Informative and interesting article by a guest poster on Rick Sammon’s website.

As 2012 Comes To An End, The World Has Never Been Better – Forbes

As 2012 Comes To An End, The World Has Never Been Better – Forbes.

And here you thought everything was going to the hot place in a hand basket.


DIY: Make a Waxed Canvas Camera Bag on the Cheap

DIY: Make a Waxed Canvas Camera Bag on the Cheap.

This looks very doable. I’ve always wanted a cool canvas messenger camera bag, but the best ones are expensive. Like I said, this looks doable.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all the reader of this blog! 🙂

Best Photos of 2012 – a Curated Selection from the World’s Best | Chase Jarvis Blog

Photos: My Personal Top 10 of 2012

I went through the pictures I took this past year and selected my 10 favorite ones. They may not be yours, but they’re the ones I’m most happy with. It was an eventful year, with a child graduating from high school, another from college, and a trip to SE Asia last spring. So, here they are, in no particular order.

Orca fishing vessel

The Orca Pulls Away

The F/V “Orca” pulls away from the dock, Yaquina Bay, Newport, OR, USA.

Maesa Elephant Camp, Thailand

Maesa Elephant Camp

This was taken at the Maesa Elephant Camp, near Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Two Boats, Yaquina Bay, Newport, OR, USA

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia

A view of Ta Prohm Temple, part of the Angkor Temple Complex, Siem Reap, Cambodia.



These beautiful eggplants were found at the Eugene Farmer’s Market, Eugene, OR, USA.

Fish farm in Thailand

Fish Farm, Thailand

The morning’s work at a talapia farm near Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Yaquina Bay Bridge Support

Under the Bridge

A view of the girders supporting the North end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, OR, USA.

Russian Market Phnom Penh

Inside the Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This scene is from the “food court” of the Russian Market, as it’s commonly called, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Fishing boats, Yaquina Bay, Newport, OR, USA

I really like the colors and the smoothness of the water in this one.

And one more:

Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, OR

Yaquina Bay Bridge in the Fog

This picture is probably the most successful one of the year. It is featured on the cover of a local business’ calendar and had received much positive feedback.

Well, there they are, my personal favorites from 2012. Thanks for looking. Hopefully I’ll have plenty of good photographs to show at the end of 2013.

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