Category Archives: Photography 101

Photography 101: Glass

I really like the look (and sound) of water on glass.  So of course my glass project would be that.


I must have stood under this for 15 minutes or more just listening to the rain and watching the the droplets form different patterns.


The ice rink in Vancouver, B.C. has a very interesting domed cover that is glass.


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November 28, 2014 · 8:11 am

Photography 101: Edge

Edges… ’nuff said.

This blade is believed to a machete. However I do not know from where.  The scabbard and hilt are carved and have a Polynesian feel.   Something I found very interesting is the markings on both the top edge and flat side of the blade. I don’t know what they signify, but seem more functional than decorative.  Even the recessed areas of wood have a aesthetic element with the little holes.


Divider Bar


This dagger is one of my favorites  as it has a stacked leather and brass hilt.  The process is an art in itself. Disks of leather and brass shaped like washers are stacked up on the knifes tang in the order/design you want and glued together and dried under pressure.  The leather is then shaped with a lathe or a dermal.

This blade also has a sharp and pointy cap that screws onto the end of the tang.  It can also be used to inflict ouch. The balance is excellent for me and the hilt fits in my hand perfectly (you can barely see it).  I were to fight with a knife, it would be this one.


Divider Bar


Ok,  I really don’t know nothing about this sword.  Sadly neither did the man who gave it to me.  All we know is that it is a replica.  The blade is engraved and states that its made in India as well as some writing in a local language.  The scabbard is velvet over wood with a gold lace-like ribbon.  It is missing the securing cord.

The hilt actually looks more European to me and it maybe from the time of the British Raj.  Honestly, I have never really spend a lot of time looking into it.  I need to.

I wish the the glare could have been managed better so some of the engraving is hard to see.




November 26, 2014 · 1:27 pm

Photography 101: Warmth

Warmth is a warm quilt on a cold night.

Especially when its hand made so it warms the soul as well as the body.

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Photography 101: The Natural World

It is amazing what we find when we are not looking. While I was hiking around in an area behind the beach house I was staying at on vacation I discovered that I had to navigate around some construction to get to the beach. After I had found the trail again, I looked in the other way briefly to make sure I had solid ground and there was this great tree. I never made it to the beach.

Beach Tree Newport Coast

Newport, Oregon


November 20, 2014 · 2:31 pm

Photography 101: Bliss

Bliss means so many different things to me that it is rather hard to pin down from day to day. So here are several of the many things I find blissful.


And of course Dinah, aka the Editor, has to put in her two cents.  I find her sleeping like this ALL the time, so it must be one of her bliss moments. 🙂

Dinah Sleeping on Shoulder

Always the seems to be the right hip and the left shoulder/cheek.


November 18, 2014 · 5:30 pm