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Monday, May 30, 2005


Memorial Day 2005 - Annapolis National Cemetery Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


One Down, One to Go...

Sandy and I were blessed with the unmitigated nachas of seeing our first-born walk across the stage Sunday afternoon in College Park to receive her B.A. Leah earned a double major in Communication and Sociology from University of Maryland, and we're very proud of her.

Leah's 1st Day of School, September 1989 Posted by Hello

Leah and Ben share a laugh after the graduation ceremony Posted by Hello

Now we're all rooting for her in her search for her first professional-level job. She's hoping to land a position with a media company, doing public relations or promotions.

Meanwhile, as a graduation present, Leah asked for a digital camera. She did some research and thought she would like a Canon SD400, which we did go out and buy for her.

Naturally, being the concerned father that I am, I wanted to make sure the camera worked fine before we gave it to her, so... I took some photos with it.

I have to say that even thought the SD400 is basically a point-and-shoot, I'm very impressed with it. Smaller than a deck of cards, it nevertheless has an excellent lens coupled with Canon's outstanding image sensor and electronics. Rounded out with good ergonomics and a 2-inch LCD display, it's a pleasure to use. Here are a few shots to show you what it can do:

SD400 Desktop Fantasy Posted by Hello

SD400 - Small Section of "Desktop Fantasy" Posted by Hello

SD400 Calculator Posted by Hello

SD400 Candy Jar Posted by Hello

Friday, May 13, 2005


Oldies But Goodies

Today's photo, as well as the last two, are from the Fall of 2003. Except for a Bat Mitzvah, I just haven't done much photography in the past several weeks. Nothing much new to say or to show.

On the other hand, I've been going through some older photos, taking a second look. These three photos were all shot with my old Canon A40, a 2MP point-and-shooter. They were all shot within a few days of each other on lunchtime walks I'd take around Towson during a short assignment there.

Wolford's Bakery & Cafe - Towson Posted by Hello

An Unintentional Come-On

Looking through recent SiteMeter logs for this blog, I realized that I was getting a number of hits for people who were searching for Canon i9900 printer review. My blog shows up because of this post of mine. I'm sure the review-seekers are disappointed, so I'd better get my act together and actually write a review.

Meanwhile, here is the review at Imaging Resources that sealed the deal for me on going for the i9900. That photo in the 18"x24" frame is what really got me.

Thursday, May 12, 2005


Farmers' Market, Rainy Day Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Leaf on Bench - Towson, MD Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 10, 2005


Parking Lot Space 27, May 2005 Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Why Is This Post Different Than All Other Posts?

I've been too busy or too tired to blog lately, so now I have to make up for lost time with old news...

It was a a very special and joyous Pesach (Passover) this year, as Andi and Joe Preston, my aunt and uncle from Birmingham, were with us for Seder.

Joe is my Mom's baby brother - he's just five years older than me, so we grew up together like brothers. Joe just turned 60 this past Groundhog's Day, on which day he reported that he saw his shadow, and we did indeed have six more weeks of winter after that.

Visits from Joe always require certain rituals, the most important of which is the Mom baking one of her famous mandeltorten, Joe's absolute favorite. He claims that he won't come North to see us in the absence of a guarantee of a mandeltorte.

Mom's Famous Mandeltorte! Posted by Hello

Mom's mandeltorte, by the way, is made from a batter that includes ground almonds and some matzoh meal - no flour or other chametz that would render it unkosher for Passover. She does make it other times of the year, but it's a special treat for Passover.

Barnes & Noble Exhibit

This past Sunday, I hung an exhibit of my photos at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Ellicott City (4300 Montogmery Road, Ellicott City, Maryland, if you're in the neighborhood.) The photos will be on display all through May.

The display area is adjacent to the mens and ladies rooms, which the store manager tells me is actually a very good, high-traffic spot. Come to think of it, every time I've been in that store, I've used the facilities.

Latest Venue for SteveR's Photos Posted by Hello

This is my second show at a Barnes and Nobel - the first one was last May in Annapolis. This time, I'm showing a mix of print sizes from 5x7 to 13x19. B&N doesn't actually sell the photos, but they allow exhibitors to leave out brochures. Last year, I did get a few sales as the result of the show in Annapolis.

So for now, I'm sitting back and waiting for the orders to start rolling in...

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