A Tale of Two Cameras

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Well, maybe instead of Dickens we need to paraphrase Shakespeare: Two cameras, both alike in dignity..   One of the reasons I selected the D50 was because it was so similar to my N60.  The controls are almost identical, and lenses can be … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cameras

Nikon Stunning Gallery

Nikon and Flickr have partnered to create a showcase of photos called the Nikon Stunning Gallery.  Apart from a semi-nude picture of Kate Moss holding the new Nikon S6, it features shots from Flickr that have been selected for inclusion. Guess what?  My Easter egg close-up shot was selected!  Right now it’s on the front … Continue reading Nikon Stunning Gallery


I just realized that I’ve been making a critical error.  I’m still in the "web designer" mindset, so I try to make all of my images as compact and as efficient to load as possible.  To acccomplish this, I’ve been using Photoshop’s "save for web" function.  This holds whether or not the image is to … Continue reading Doh!

Saturday Photo Hunt

I was itching to take some more pictures, but wasn’t sure where to start.  I first headed downtown to the annual Greek Festival at St. George’s Greek Orthodox, hoping to get some action, people, and nice colors.  It was a bit early, and neither the crowds nor the action had started.  I wandered a bit, … Continue reading Saturday Photo Hunt

Whole Foods

I had been told that it was amazing.  It was.  I had been told that it would take us about an hour just to walk through it.  We took about fifteen minutes.  Not that it wasn’t interesting, but we just had dinner, and food wasn’t as much fun to look at. Whole Foods opened a … Continue reading Whole Foods

Website Stuff

The spammers are at it again.  I had added a challenge-response question to try to block some of them, but when I got hit with over 300 spam comments in less than and hour, I knew I had to close them off again.  From this point on, comments are closed.  I really hate that some … Continue reading Website Stuff


Yesterday we attended the groundbreaking for the new Charles H. Townes Science Center at Furman.  The center will include three buildings – the existing Riley Math and Computer Science Building, a renovated Plyler Hall, and a new, yet-unnamed building to house Chemistry and Biology.  The groundbreaking was attended by several Furman notables, including Dr. Townes … Continue reading Groundbreaking