I few months back I bought a Galaxy Note Edge on eBay

It came with several case options which I would have never bought myself, but they are interesting. The one that I thought I wouldn't like but fell in love with is the flip-case. Granted, I was not fond of the white case, but the functionality was more than I would have expected. It just missed …

Roses in my rose garden

I get my wife roses every year for mother's day. Eventually there will be lots of roses in my yard. I will need to practice taking better photos of them. In album 6/17/15 This climbing rose is a few years old. It dies back every year and keeps coming back. Not quite great, but pretty …

Playing with some video and images with my new phone

I recorded the video at QHD (4k) and it appears that google+ doesn't use all the video quality. https://youtu.be/557jDNW4cRs youtube does. You can go into settings, and I see lots of HD settings.  I am pretty stoked that the phone has a QHD (4k) screen and can play the videos. I can see rain drops on …

I was entrusted with the care and feeding of a Sinar Monorail 4×5 Large Format Field…

I was entrusted with the care and feeding of a Sinar Monorail 4×5 Large Format Field Camera and darkroom compliment. Basically, it's mine to use, not mine to sell.  I need to remodel my basement bathroom a bit in order to seal off the light so I can use it as a dark room. I …

I've been wanting to take an old Sinar 4×5 camera on a backpacking trek

Mostly just because I can. I've been working on an ultralight backpacking setup knowing that this camera is HEAVY! But I don't have much practice running film through it yet. But tonight I started working on a 'digital' film holder for it. My Cell phone. CDROMs… Microscopes… various 35mm lenses where all tried. The upside …