Rusty shutters #5.


Ricoh GR Digital II

Fun little camera.

Tiny. Killer. Awesome macro.

Love the 1:1 format, the GRD2 was my first digital with that option and boy did I abuse it. This is a couple of years before Instagram launched.

Love the B&W.

Love the 28mm.

Acquired new mid-2008, I’ve even got the little GV-2 add-on viewfinder, the wide-angle adapter and lens, the external cable/switch, and the AC adapter.

Resolution: 10 megapixels
Max image size – 3648 x 2736
Display: 2.7in LCD @ 230,000 pixels
Zoom: 4x digital
ISO: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Shutter Speeds: 180 sec – 1/2000 sec
Aperture: ƒ/2.4
Focal Length: 28mm
Macro: .6in
Metering: Multi-segment, spot
Dimensions: 4.2in x 2.3in x 1.0in
Power: Li-Ion battery
Memory card: SD/SDHC




Yup. They don’t last long here in Texas.

A Gerber Daisy macro, backyard shot. Made with a new shutterbox in my collection, the very cool Olympus Stylus XZ-2.

The garden’s looking good, hopefully it’ll be a cooler June than last year.

Cars on film.


13 pictures, 9 cameras, 8 different film types.

A little shameless self promotion…

I put together a short essay titled ‘Cars on Film’ about shooting cars using film cameras and the good folks at Film Shooters Collective were kind enough to publish it on their website.

Please > Give it a look, give it a read.

And while you’re there, check out the FSC Journal for a ton of great film photography.

New beginnings.


Turning over an old leaf.

I’ve been blogging, photo blogging that is, off and on since 2004. Mostly just pictures. Sometimes words.

I’m living in a different location these days, recently retiring and leaving Silicon Valley. I loved living in California, but it’s just too damn expensive.

That means new experiences. New people in my life. New routines. New things around me to shoot.

I’m making lots of pictures these days. It’s taken me almost 2 full years to get to a point where I’m as active with my photography as I was back around 2009-10.

Feels pretty damned good.