Frozen World

When you know your camera’s disadvantages, you can use them to your advantage. I’ve found mine has trouble focusing on small bright shiny objects for macros. Too close and it wants me to turn on the flash. Turn on the flash and it won’t focus on the object, or it’ll wash it out.

For this photo I managed to balance all the exceptions to get a spacey science fictiony new agey album/book cover of an orb, slightly out of focus. With the albedo, it looks like it could be a moon of a gas giant.

I used a frosted glass marble on white paper in low lighting with the flash off. No editing was done except for the signature.


Inktober 6th – Canonception

Picture of the Canon taking this picture of the Canon taking the picture… Sharpie ultra fine marker on copy paper.

House sparrow

Passer domesticus. This bird was an unexpected detail of my visit to the barber. I heard it chirping and figured it would be a good test of my new camera’s zoom and geotagging.



For Flickr Friday theme “Behind the Lens”.


First light: Italian meatballs with steak sauce

The first subject of my new Canon Powershot G16 camera.