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    Southern California
  • Interests
    Cruising, cruising, wildlife...oh, photography too!
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska
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  1. Pictures taken between Monday, September 20 and Sunday, September 26. Fall/Spring is here (adjusted hemispherically)! A good reason for some quality camera time! Rules: See above That's it. This isn't a contest. All photos taken this week are welcome (not just cruising). Prizes will not be awarded. Discovering the joy of photography is the prize. The idea is to get folks out using their cameras for more than vacations and toddler birthdays. Post one. Post many. Up to you. Have fun with your camera and share your fun with others!
  2. 7:00 AM Saturday morning saw young Jackie at her first "away" competition at the 42nd Annual Pasadena Open Championships in Pasadena, CA. Sort of a big deal for a five-year-old but her coach thought that she was ready to compete outside of her home base. She had apparently done well in the compulsories (technical skills) the day before, but the WiFi was down at the rink and her placement was unknown. She took to the ice early Saturday and her routine was smooth and wobble free. The judges thought so too since she ended up with yet another first place finish. Gold medalists have adopted the old tradition of biting gold to test its purity and Jackie followed suit. Her win was 100% pure gold but the cool-looking medal was significantly less so. Gold-ish... Dave
  3. Pictures taken between Monday, September 13 and Sunday, September 19. Fall is nearly here. Get out and take more pictures. Share! Rules: See above That's it. This isn't a contest. All photos taken this week are welcome (not just cruising). Prizes will not be awarded. Discovering the joy of photography is the prize. The idea is to get folks out using their cameras for more than vacations and toddler birthdays. Post one. Post many. Up to you. Have fun with your camera and share your fun with others!
  4. Have you seen this lighting unit? It has been accused of conspiring with a long list of building materials and power tools to interfere with the lawful and enjoyable pursuit of photography as my favorite hobby. Only a couple of weeks left until we are hosting a gathering of friends and family and the gentle refresh of the front porch spread like a plague and left it looking like a small but well-aimed tornado had hit it. One thing led to another and replacing an ancient and heavily weathered planter and some fresh paint turned into a complete stripping and replacement of the old siding on the front of the house and a nearly complete remodel of the porch. Thank goodness I enjoy spending vast amounts of time and energy on DIY projects. Or did. Public Enemy #1 Dave
  5. Looks pretty interesting. If they ever figure out how to decipher a Lightroom catalog and import changes, I just might be tempted to jump. Luminar Neo - Brand-New Product Pre-Order! (skylum.com) Dave
  6. Another sad week for my love of photography. The DIY projects have become all-consuming as a scheduled family and friends event looms on the near horizon. As a result, this is the first week in a long time that I didn't even pick up a “real” camera. Sad. I suppose the camera in my phone is sort of real and I did do a little photo shoot of a different type of DIY activity from Sunday afternoon when the 100°+ heat put an end to my enthusiasm for the main project. The tasty beverage pictured here was a homestyle re-creation of one of this month’s featured drinks at our favorite watering hole. It is a Maple Smoked Old Fashioned garnished with a Maple syrup brushed bacon skewer that we smoked earlier that day. I’ve been making the drink for a few years, but the bacon made it artful. Functional Art Dave
  7. Pictures taken between Monday, September 6 and Sunday, September 12. The season is fading fast. Get out and take more pictures. Share! Rules: See above That's it. This isn't a contest. All photos taken this week are welcome (not just cruising). Prizes will not be awarded. Discovering the joy of photography is the prize. The idea is to get folks out using their cameras for more than vacations and toddler birthdays. Post one. Post many. Up to you. Have fun with your camera and share your fun with others!
  8. Trouble? My God, it took hours! Actually it took a few unattended hours to process and upload after the five minutes it took changing the setting and testing it...so, no worries. 😉 Dave
  9. Ask and ye shall get me to fumble around and find the setting in the half-million pages of options... Photo info button is now available.. Dave
  10. Hailee XIX. The title refers to our Wonderful Granddaughter's 19th birthday that we celebrated this week, not her place in a line of royal heirs or her identification number in a sequence of beautiful but deadly clones destined for world domination. Ok. That last part was what popped into my head when I came up with the title. Probably the same thing that popped into everybody's head, right? No? Hmmm... Anyway, a chance to showcase our family is always a good thing but that’s not the main reason I have had so many opportunities to do so this year. This has been the year (and a half) of pandemic DIY projects that has now migrated from the back yard to the front porch leaving no time for fun photo projects. Thanks for the Picture-A Week save, Hailee! Happy XIXth Birthday! Hailee XIX Dave
  11. Pictures taken between Monday, August 30 and Sunday, September 5. Long weekend coming up (USA). Get out and take pictures. Share! Rules: See above That's it. This isn't a contest. All photos taken this week are welcome (not just cruising). Prizes will not be awarded. Discovering the joy of photography is the prize. The idea is to get folks out using their cameras for more than vacations and toddler birthdays. Post one. Post many. Up to you. Have fun with your camera and share your fun with others!
  12. I had the 24-105 f/4 G on the A7III the whole time. On the wildlife boat tour and while on shore, I had my FE 70-300 G on the A6600 for an effective 105-450mm reach. Most of the ship and walkabout was with the A7III but I spent some fun time on board with either the 12mm Rokinion or the little fisheye mounted on the A6600. My gallery software allows access to EXIF info but needs to be enabled. I'll test it out and see what it looks like. Glad you enjoyed the photos! Dave
  13. Practice makes perfect? Sure, eventually. But until perfection is achieved, pracice makes you better. I try not to repeat subjects in the Picture-A-Week project but this one deserved a place in the queue, Matthew has made very noticeable gains in his mastery of the ice. In his games Sunday, he showed a significant improvement in all aspects of hockey as I understand them. His skating has improved remarkably and his enthusiasm (aggression) has ramped up significantly, but not in a bad way. He blocked, passed and took shots in a marked improvement since the last time we saw him in a game. I appreciate achievement in any endeavor and though hockey has never been a unit of measure for me, I have to say that young Mr. Labrucherie has made remarkable gains in hockey skills. Practice Makes Better Dave
  14. Pictures taken between Monday, August 23 and Sunday, August 29. Back to school season. More alone time. Get out and take pictures. Share! Rules: See above That's it. This isn't a contest. All photos taken this week are welcome (not just cruising). Prizes will not be awarded. Discovering the joy of photography is the prize. The idea is to get folks out using their cameras for more than vacations and toddler birthdays. Post one. Post many. Up to you. Have fun with your camera and share your fun with others!
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