Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer Girls

A gentleman I met in town today let me borrow his 100-400 for a bit. I let him try my 10-22.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Sales Day Street Shots

Economic recovery began today in Katonah, perhaps.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tickets Please

One of Bikini Bottom's bus drivers, in LEGO form.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Pen Kit

I started following the Pen Addict and Good Pens recently when I was looking for something better in a writing utensil. These two blogs, and others they link to introduced me to a whole world of pens I did not know existed. They also introduced me to Jet Pens where many of the pens in this photo were purchased from.

So, what do I have in my pen kit? Starting with the "upper arc" of pens, from left to right:

Zebra 301's, a pencil and red and black ballpoints

Two found UniBalls, black ink, the first a "Faber Castell" UniBall of very fine point that bleeds like crazy on some paper and works great on other paper. The second is a Gel Impact 1.0mm that draws a crisp bold line.

A UniBall Signo Gel Grip 0.7mm in black, and two Signo DX 0.38 in Orange and Blue-Black

A UniBall Signo MF3 multifunction with red, black, and 0.5mm pencil. When you can bring only one pen.

7 Pilot G-2's, 0.7mm. I prefer a cap to RT, but these are just wonderful. Really saturated inks, and really smooth writing/drawing.

2 Pilot Varsity fountain pens, black, then red. Excellent for the price.

LAMY Safari with EF nib, currently filled with Noodler's Forest Green; my favorite pen to write with.


In the "lower arc", again left to right:

5 Pentel Slicci, 0.3mm

General Stainless Steel ruler, 6 inch, with eigth, sixteenth, thirty second, and sixty fourth divisions.

4 Staedtler MarsMatic 700 technical pens, 0.30, 0.35, 0.45, 0.50. One of my sisters bought these for me over 20 years ago. They are fun to use.

Sharpie Pen, black.

Sakura Gelly Roll, burgundy. Great color, and a solid line, but the tip gets messy.

0.5mm technical pencil. I've had this for over 20 years also; the writing on the barrel has long since worn off.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Road Resurfacing in Katonah

Resurfacing of Bedford Road in downtown Katonah began this morning. 10 more days of snarled traffic are scheduled.

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Peace Around the World

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stranded Caterpillar

This caterpillar must have fallen out of the maple tree over this rock, because the rock was surrounded by water in the middle of the stream. I figured he was doomed but left him there in honor of Darwin.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What Am I?

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Leaf Raft

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Widow Skimmer

Near the end of Michigan Road in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Eastern Comma Butterfly

Photographed in my front yard. I'm guessing he was a caterpillar feeding on the hops growing in the backyard.

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And If You Wake Up With The Sunrise

The sunrise from the gas station on Route 100 in Millwood, NY earlier this week.

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Summer Critters in Beaver Dam Sanctuary

Went to Beaver Dam Sanctuary at lunchtime today. I was hoping to find some butterflies to shoot, but there weren't  many there. I did find some other interesting critters to shoot though.

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Summer Riders

Riders in Beaver Dam Sanctuary

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Toadlet

Recently, we've been seeing a lot of these little guys around the yard. Not the first time either. Two years ago we had an explosion of them. They are about 5/8" long and very active. My guess is they are "newborn" bufo americanus. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can confirm or correct this identification? Thanks!

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

'61 Caddy

That's a sweet ride!

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Sweat Bee

...on the yellow flowers of an unknown succulent.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Street - Shadows and Sun

Oh...I'm so addicted to shooting the street...I feel so present and alive. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Thanks.

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