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Fall in Texas

Texas is different. I went to college in New Mexico, so it wasn’t too much of a shock to me. But for some, it can be too different, too non-northern to adjust to. Central Texas, where I live, is hilly (thus the name, “Texas Hill Country”) and the farther west you go, the browner and dryer it gets.

Quick Trip to Pittsburgh

This weekend wasn’t a fun trip to Pittsburgh, but it was good to see family and friends we haven’t seen for a while. We went to attend a funeral.

After all the formalities were done, my wife spent a little time with her brother, and I took the opportunity to visit a park I hadn’t been to in over 40 years. I had, at one time, travelled around Washington County, Pennsylvania, looking for covered bridges to photograph.

Here’s a photo of Henry Bridge I took around 1977 or 1978.

DFW – Mega Airport

DFW is a huge airport, second in the US only to Denver’s new airport (by acres). I recently had to change planes in Dallas, and honestly was a bit concerned. I’ve had bad experiences at airports like Philadelphia, where the airport is, quite frankly, a mess, and getting from one part of the airport to another can be extremely confusing, and can take quite a while.

Saying Goodbye to Hut’s

Hut’s Hamburgers has been an Austin specialty burger place for many years. It has been in it’s current location, on West 6th Street, since 1969, and October 20, 2019 is it’s last day.

It’s a fun place to eat – a bit nostalgic. I, for one, hate to see places like this disappear, but that’s the way it is, I suppose.

Here’s a few inside shots of Hut’s, for posterity… shot on my Galaxy S10+.

EF 300mm f/2.8 Bokeh

I was interested in seeing how this lens works at f/2.8, and how the out of focus areas look. Just a quick experiment to see how the lens performs; how the bokeh looks, and if there’s any chromatic aberration visible.

Here’s a couple images. The first is all natural light. The second is with a bit of fill flash.

Time Travel with Your Digital Camera

I’ve been thinking about this for quite a while – in various threads in my brain. What if you want to simulate the way we used to photograph, but with your digital camera? What must we adjust to simulate, say, film photography on our DSLR? What if you want to go back in time to the dark ages of photography – 1960? Spoiler alert – you may not like it.

Well, the first thing would probably be to set your camera to M – or manual mode.