I’ve commented in previous posts about how much I detest memes. I see less and less of the e-mail glurges that usually get sent around Christmas and other holidays. It still happens, but for the most part it’s the less technologically savvy that engage in spreading them. Now that folks have blogs, memes that used … Continue reading mememememememe

Price Gouging

Saturday was spent reorganizing my office to accommodate my new printer.  The only place for the printer was on the other side of the room, which required a longer USB Cable.  Here’s what else I discovered… 15′ USB Cable from our local Office Depot – $44 (Link goes to 10′ for $33)  15′ USB Cable … Continue reading Price Gouging

Pearson Falls to Saluda

Friday was supposed to be the last nice day of the holidays, so I decided to explore a bit farther afield in my quest for photography subjects. I had several targets today along the route to Saluda, North Carolina, including the trailhead for the new Poinsett Passage portion of the Palmetto Trail, and Pearson Falls. … Continue reading Pearson Falls to Saluda

Northern Greenville

Over the holidays I’ve taken several trips out and about to find interesting photo subjects so I could use the new gear Santa brought me.  Unfortunately, what I’m finding is row after row of plastic-sided houses that look pretty much the same.  There is really nothing left of rural Greenville.  One gets tired of shooting … Continue reading Northern Greenville

Shooting RAW

I’ve made the switch. I’m now shooting in RAW format rather than JPG. I can’t get as many shots on a 1 GB SD card, but the amount of control I have over the shot is well worth the sacrifice. I can control white balance and even exposure to some extent in post-production. My first … Continue reading Shooting RAW

Retirement Career

Laura has decided that my career during retirement will be to take photographs, frame them, then try to sell them at booths in various festivals such as Art in the Park. OK, I’m glad she thinks my photos are that good. I, for one, think she’s a bit biased, and that most of the time … Continue reading Retirement Career

Saluda Grade Cafe

My wanderings today brought me to the town of Saluda, North Carolina right around lunch time. Back when I was running the Green River just about every other weekend on souped-up innertubes, we would stop at the Saluda Grade Cafe before heading into the gorge. Since that time we’ve upgraded our flotilla to kayaks, and … Continue reading Saluda Grade Cafe