Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FAIL FAIL #1B: The ReFAILening

Hey, kids! Remember FAIL FAIL #1 on this blog?

It’s a joke, son, a joke. And it’s an old one.

Well, the clever folks at FAIL Blog liked it so much they ran it again today!

New FAIL Blog motto: We’re not just slow, we’re also redundant. And we repeat things!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Just published! Well, three years ago.

I recently learned that my 2001 photograph of the 200-inch Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory was published as a full-page chapter heading in the 2009 educational book Eyes on the Skies: 400 Years of Telescopic Discovery by Govert Schilling and Lars Lindberg Christensen.


Eyes on the Skies, Chapter 2

The photograph was taken at sunset on Kodak Elite Chrome 200 slide film with my Canonet QL17 GIII. Given that the book used a vertical crop from the horizontal frame, I’m quite satisfied with the quality of the image in print.

The reader may wonder how I just came to realize that my photograph was published three years ago.

Friday, April 20, 2012

2001 Dead Arm

Next week is the eighth anniversary of my engagement to the Now Spousal Unit. I like to celebrate the date with her, because our birthdays, wedding anniversary, and anniversary of our first date all fall in August and September, so it’s nice to have an occasion on the opposite side of the calendar. The actual anniversary will be busy for us, and today was a beautiful warm day, so I picked up some thick New York strip steaks, cut to order, from Froehlich’s and warmed up the grill.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This is where I live


(h/t Dad, probably clipped from the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lenten project wrap-up

Yesterday concluded my 2012 Lenten photographic project, during which I gave up all of my camera lenses except for the smc PENTAX-A 28 mm f/2.8 (hereafter A28). I was able to stick with the lens the whole time, with one important exception, and I did post a photograph every day. Usually several. Now that the project has ended, I wanted to write a bit about the experience.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Moonset | 28 | 2.8 | #47

Easter Moonset | 28 | 2.8 | #47

I concluded my Lenten project with a walk around the Franklin section of Johnstown before sunrise. Tomorrow I’ll post a wrap-up discussing my thoughts on the project.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Opening Day | 28 | 2.8 | #44

Opening Day | 28 | 2.8 | #44

Today was the long-awaited Opening Day of the 2012 Altoona Curve season. Rare bird Katie Sekelsky designed the commemorative T-shirt for Opening Day, and was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the season. We were privileged to watch the game with her in one of Peoples Natural Gas Field's skyboxes.

Bringing the heat

Sunday, April 1, 2012