Category Archives: Gallery

Posts of images, as the name implies.

Time now for another update from the odd world of Wesort boats. If you don’t know what this is about (and think you really want to know), you can check out my previous posts on these small sailing dinghies here, here, and here. Because I’m apparently a world authority on these vessels now, people have started contacting me about them, and this weekend correspondent Barbara Buckley sent along some photos taken by her father, Dennis Buckley. Here’s her explanation:

My Dad was a part of a Severna Park group that built 18 wesorts in the 1960’s.  He is busy digitizing old photos and slides. Our boat was number 132. The newspaper article is about a sailing instruction class I took part in.  Wesorts were well-represented. I loved that little boat.

A gallery of some photos from the past two years.

The Thunderbolt

Coney Island Snowstorm, January 2000

The Treepocalypse

Why do deciduous trees lose their leaves in the Fall? I’m glad you asked. Because if they didn’t, a moderate winter snowfall would cause this:

A Cheap, Easy DIY Minox Developing Reel

I’ve had a 1950s-vintage Minox Model B camera for awhile, but haven’t used it much, mainly because it’s so darned expensive to shoot with. There’s only one lab in the US that still offers reliable processing, and they charge about a dollar per frame to develop a roll and print proofs. That’s pricey for such low-resolution shots. I often develop 35mm and medium-format film at home, but Minox 8×11 film won’t fit on a standard reel, and the only dedicated Minox tanks ever made are now collectible antiques. Fed up with this situation, I applied my usual scrounge-up-some-parts-and-make-them-work approach. Here’s my procedure (click the photos for details on each step).

My TriPod Hack

I had grand plans to build an elegant, good-looking tripod adapter for my fourth-generation iPod Touch, so the videos I shoot with it wouldn’t be so shaky. Today I said to hell with all that and just hacked together what I could from available materials. Who cares what a camera mount looks like, anyway?

Duct Tape as Camera Leather

Click the images to read the story.

Gallery Test

I’m testing out the “Gallery” category in the new blog theme. These are some incriminating photos from college that I scanned from my archive of negatives.