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An American poet, John Greenleaf Whittier wrote,"For all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been.'

As a photographer of little repute, I know all too well the sadness of the photo that might have been.

Among my specialties... More

My relationship with bugs (or, to use the technical term, insects) has always been a bit volatile. At the mere sight of a bug, instinct tells me to back away. The bigger the bug, the quicker I move. If one of them actually gets on me, people who know me best cover their ears to block out the screams, while strangers call the cops to report a murder in progres... More

The difficult thing about photographing wild birds is getting them to stay where they are. In a town or city, it's not so hard because the birds are used to humans, but in the country, it can be a real problem.

Of course, if you have one of those very expensive super-duper telephoto lenses (SDTL), you can stand in one spot and take ... More

Offensive.  One of those words that has more than one definition.  It can be an attack - as opposed to defensive - or it can be used to describe something that's somehow insulting.  In this case, I'm using it in both ways.

I wrote a little while back about how my dogs tend to shun me when I try to take pictures of them.  One turns away her head while the other simply tur... More
Before I got my camera, I would have said that all the world was my friend.  Well, maybe not ALL the world, but at least people and animals that I encountered tolerated my presence.

Then, I got that big (well, not so big, but bigger than my old one) black camera, and now, NOBODY loves me anymore!

It may be the fact that I've gotten to be one of those people who hardly ever sets ... More
When it comes to photography, the art has always eluded me.  Being severely camera-challenged since birth, I have never aspired to anything more than the old point-and-shoot method.

About twenty-five years ago, back in the ancient days of film, I got my first camera, a Kodak pocket camera.  It was easy to operate and took wonderful pictures.  Perfect for a camera dummy. ... More