An Early Easter

One of my colleagues, Susan Hanks, sent this to us via e-mail. I thought it was interesting enough to pass along here… Do you realize how early Easter is this year? As you may know, Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox (March 20). This dating of … Continue reading An Early Easter

Paintball with Cameras

In a few minutes I leave to meet with the Exposure.Greenville! photography group. Somehow I got corralled into being one of the organizers of this informal Flickr group, and tonight we’re gathering at River Place to do some long-exposure photography of the Falls area. Usually there are only three or four of is at these … Continue reading Paintball with Cameras

Memories of Europe

On a rare Monday night when I don’t have rehearsal, I was watching BBC’s Top Gear. The three hosts had each selected a supercar – one Lamborghini, one Aston Martin, and one Porsche – and were driving across Europe looking for the perfect road upon which to test the cars. The scenery the guys came … Continue reading Memories of Europe

Vote for Michael

Ralph Nader has once again announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Failing to gain the support of a major (or not-so-major) party, he is running as an independent. This got me thinking about the other also-rans – that extremely long list of candidates that never get the coverage of the Hillaries, Obamas, … Continue reading Vote for Michael

Soft Foods

Had a bit of dental surgery last Thursday, so I’m limited to a diet of soft foods for next couple of weeks. The surgery went well, and I haven’t had too much pain. Just don’t expect any restaurant reviews for awhile unless they specialize in overcooked grits. In addition to grits, there have been soups, … Continue reading Soft Foods

Lunar Eclipse

Last night the weather was perfect for observing the lunar eclipse, and we had a great location for viewing. Laura’s Chemistry Techniques class was having an end-of-term party at the Hanks-Veas estate north of Travelers Rest. The skies up there were certainly darker than our downtown location, so I loaded up telescopes, cameras, and binoculars … Continue reading Lunar Eclipse

Lightbox VoiceThread

A little over a year ago I posted some instructions about how to construct a home made light box for taking pictures like the one above. Since I had recently done a VoiceThread about high speed photography, I thought I would do one for light box photography as well. So, without further ado, here is … Continue reading Lightbox VoiceThread