i’ve been taking TONS of pictures w/ the new camera, almost 3000 in 3 weeks. they start on page 2 of the “shooting around” photo album.

most of the shots have been with a completely-manual 50mm f1.8 portrait lens w/ a UV filter. rest have been shot with the 28-80mm f3.3-5.6 nikon kit lens.

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comment spam has made it here. great. nice. 40 comments in about an hour.
so far, i’ve added the following to my IP-drop list:

i’m giving dr dave’s spam karma (kop was using it also) a whirl, 100+ comment spams in an hour is rediculous.

you’ll notice stats at the bottom of the page. 🙂

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mother’s day


greg was gracious to loan me a 50mm f1.8 manual focus lens for a bit. i used it today for taking mothers’ day pictures.
what an incredible lens!

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that’s rank


i enabled image/picture rating over in the photo gallery. i don’t know if it requires an account to do so though.

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thx tmbo (again)

A FAA Radar track sequence of a bank of FedEx aircraft getting into Memphis as thunderstorms pass over the airport.

you know what’s pretty sweet? this is pretty sweet.

Categories : fun

oh shit, it’s begun.


i generally work from two sites (besides home) and one is rather aged and unkept. you can tell that only things needing to be replaced and updated were. most of the fixtures (door knobs, lamps, faucets, urinals) are dated. tile walls are glazed, especially in the stairwells and bathrooms. i’ve wanted to take pictures of this place for a long time.

here they are.

i also created an album called “shooting around” which includes pictures i took while driving past northville psychiatric hospital and manipulated to look more creepy.

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scribble scratch


it’s imperative i improve my penmanship or everything needs a keyboard.

it’s atrocious 🙂

juror’s office had the something barely resembling an old-address on file for me, oh so wrong. obviously, there are other examples of bad handwriting, but this one left a voice mail for me at work.

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updates – may day


amanda’s car has been hit, undriveable for three weeks, in the body shop for two. hopefully we can get it back soon. we’ve been car jockeying and sharing; family members have been gracious enough to loan us their cars.

Our optional final exam for RHT-160 was attend Build-A-Bear. We were to make a bear for donation for students in alcott elementary in pontiac. inspired by mike, i made an inside-out bear, a first for this store’s employees. with its beadie plastic-rivet inside-out eyes and doctors mask to cover its no-muzzle/mouth thing, it’s a bit creepy. oh yeah, it’s got two hearts.

I named him Flip.

beng the slacker that i am, i missed signups for spring semester @ OU. classes i’d be willing to take in the spring were full. i’ll have to wait until summer registration opens. in the mean time, i’m taking an introduction to digital photography class at OCC.

i picked up a nikon d50 w/ a 28-80mm lens saturday and have been shooting oodles of pictures (300 in 2 days) with it. amanda has too. it focuses incredibly fast and activates the shutter just as quickly.

here’s amanda’s first picture with it:

nate bought a house and moved in this weekend. here he is in front of it. the rest of the pictures from saturday can be found here:

five days in tennessee and arkansas are coming up quickly, just over a month away. i can’t wait. 🙂

there’s more, i swear.

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mo betta


upgraded the gallery to gallery 2.1, it scales better. EXIF Data. Tags. Oh My.

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