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Handle of a wrought iron camdlestick holder sitting near my front window.
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The business end of the candle sitting in that candlestick.
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Macro shot of the front of my phono cartridge, complete with dust from the last playing and subsequent "dust web". Incidentally, this is one terrific-sounding cartridge, a moving coil design, that cost me $300 in 1982. Let's see, that was 29 years ago.....do you think $10 per year is too much to pay for absolutely top quality vinyl sound?
Incidentally, this and the preceding six shots were taken with a cobbled together macro lens, consisting of a Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF lens coupled to a Kenko Pro 300 1.4X telextender and sporting an Olympus 62mm screw-in macro lens adaptor. This combo does exceptionally well as a close up lens, as witness the clarity and smooth background bokeh shown here.
Jarvis Ave 20100625_Grynn and Barrett
Wonderful story here. Very successful family business....major studio for portraits, commercial but with a mainstay in the school photography hereabouts. Decided to change their name three years ago....chose this. Probably so subtle that 90% of people miss it.
Two Double Meanings:
#1 - "Grin and Bear It" .. colloquial similar to "Keep a Stiff Upper Lip"
#2 - "Grin" and "Bare It". Perhaps more germane to the photo business.
Did they do it deliberately? You bet your life, and proud of it, too. A company / family that obviously doesn't take themselves too seriously.
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Wonderful vine-covered street sign at corner of Old Basset and Jarvis Avenue near my home.
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To better enjoy this look at the underbelly of a copter in flight, a rare experience, I've included a full-size JPEG here. Be prepared to allow a few seconds to open fully after you click on it, then enjoy.
I took this shot of melted and refrozen snow on a small patch of remaining snow outside my kitchen window this morning. I wanted to catch the pinpoint reflections of the sparkling sun, and since the patch itself didn't have much photographic interest I quickly focused on shooting only the snow, especially around the mysterious sunken hole in the center. The hole and the sparkling ice nodes remind me of pictures of some of the distant nebula photographed from space.
In stead of a black hole spanning millions of light years, we get a white hole spanning perhaps two feet. But a pretty one at that. At least in my opinion.