Tag: ef-s 60mm f/2.8 macro

Winter is a Fickle Beast, Mister Adams : 353/365

Everyone knew the storm was approaching, and my home is warm and welcoming. I peer out the front window to inspect the freshly fallen snow. This is the…

Wisdom of the Golden Dragon : 352/365

Confession time: I am not a tea drinker, and prefer coffee as my Hot Beverage of Life. Although, there are a few exceptions to this rule: when I…

Autobiography of a Shutterbug, Part I : 350/365

My plastic bin is full of image-making tools: classic medium format machines, plastic toy cameras, multi-element glass lenses, and several homemade pinhole cameras. I’ve packed up my Show…

Tomorrow Will Worry About Itself : 347/365

Everyone knows the meaning of “a watched pot never boils,” right? Well, I’ve repurposed the saying to fit my current situation: “a watched pipe never breaks!” Today marks…

What’s Your Word of the New Year? : 344/365

I love doing things with my kids, although, the actual thing of things can vary from one year to the next. When they were tiny humans, things included…

Prayer Changes Things (but Not Always What You Expect) : 338/365

I am a man of faith, for the record, and I believe in another plane of unseen…spiritual…stuff. What that stuff is, exactly, I can’t always define in an…

Nuttin’ but Net : 316/365

Exactly three days ago, I penned a story about overcoming obstacles, specifically related to my daughter’s basketball experience. The resolution of that story involved my daughter speaking to…

52 is the New Number : 314/365

Attention, people: the new number is 52. No, it is not, I repeat, it is not 365. And it’s entirely possible that you may not even give a…

Overcoming Obstacles : 313/365

Here’s the good news in the world of basketball: the girl’s game was postponed by a half hour, and, subsequently, I was able to attend to watch my…

Angelic Violinist and Hip Hop Blues : 312/365

One of the best things, in the life of a dad, is to be constantly surprised by your children. I would almost qualify that statement by specifying Only…

Fifty Before the Big Five O : 304/365

We have parked at the edge of the paved lot, front door of the restaurant within sight, as to not draw attention to our family on a Saturday…

Icy Circle Within My Chambered Heart : 299/365

Like a thief, winter sneaks upon the unexpected. The cold, the darkness; both seasons for depression and general irritableness. Icicles have formed in my backyard overnight, hanging from…

Relic of Light and Shadow : 281/365

Some objects, taken out of their daily context, can be beautifully alluring: the bulge of a wire basket, the stainless steel arm that pivots under pressure—conglomeration of circle…

Raccoon Mario and the Magical Kingdom of Cross-stitching : 271/365

Welcome to the Magical Kingdom of Cross-stitching and List Crossing. I thought that I’d challenge myself this week to finally make a dent in my yearly bucket list,…

Do. Or Do Not. There Is No Try : 266/365

Today is another one of those days. You know the kind? Where you realize—or should I say RE-realize?—a specific truth in life. Yoda’s Truth: Do. Or do not….

I Wish I Knew You : 217/365

In November of 1981, I was a whopping eight years old when my grandfather died. At that time, we lived on a dead-end street in McKeesport, PA, and…

While the Earth Stood Still : 208/365

If you live in the United States, you don’t need me to tell you about the solar eclipse that happened today. Chances are that you stepped outside to…

Unrealized Potential of Tomatoes : 194/365

We rented a movie over the weekend, The Circle, and it’s a story of gigantic Big Brother proportions—completely unbelievable, somewhat entertaining, marginally thought-provoking. And before you go off…

Pogonotrophy, May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor : 184/365

Let me set the stage for today’s story: I’m cleaning my house and notice a big fat black ant walking across the wall, above my head. Fully intending…

Solar Saros 145, Member 22 : 179/365

Go grab your best pencil and your appointment calendar, go ahead I’ll wait. On Monday, August 21, 2017, block out the afternoon with a giant, big X. Ok,…

Attitude of Platitude : 178/365

The best of intentions, thwarted by rain—that’s how today can be described. I was hoping to visit the local amusement park and participate in a ride-a-roller-coaster-all-day-long-to-win-fabulous-prizes ordeal, but…

Bee’s Knees : 177/365

A change in perspective, literally, is what I need. The vacationing was a terrific remedy for the doldrums of life, but the excitement—and distant locations—of the Wild West…

Forward Thinking : 176/365

Since owning this token, I have traveled 15,266 miles across the face of this great planet. How can I be so specific and certain? Great question, I’m glad…

Heliomitosis Transfiguration : 174/365

You can ask my mother, she will confirm—unequivocally, no doubt—my love for made-up words. As I child I frequently created my own vocabulary. Not because I was bored…

Attraction of Abstraction : 127/365

After 127 days of this continuous project, I’m looking for new ways of seeing. There’s nothing wrong with my seeing abilities, although I have noticed how easy it…

Sunbather : 105/365

With temperatures in the mid-seventies, today was a terrific day for sunbathing among the flowerbed. A soft gentle breeze seemed to keep the bees away, so I really…

Finding Mister Atwood : 97/365

By 11:15am, the hunger had set in. You see, and I say this with a healthy dose of sarcasm, I haven’t had anything to eat since 8:30am. My…

Sleep Now in the Fire : 77/365

Silent, peaceful suburb. Cool, calm evening. Zero qualms, conflict. Free from worry. Permission to wonder. Freedom to explore. Flames delicately dance. Across the globe. Missiles destroy machines. Principle…

Anonymity : 70/365

You want to know what bothers me the most? Kids who forget they’re kids; parents who forget their kids are kids. Parents, do yourself a favor and keep…

j : 67/365

My brother-in-law’s typewriter is parked at my mother-in-law’s house, for some unknown reason. That’s fine by me considering that I have a few ideas for photographs that are…

Weston’s Wherewithal : 64/365

I’ve got to be honest with you: up until 17 minutes ago I had no specific idea of what today’s story would look like. Sure, I’ve got oodles…

Massive Meaty Meteor : 61/365

Massive Meaty Meteor Blasts through Suburb Causing Widespread Neighborhood Panic Brian J. Krummel, Staff Reporter/Photographer Monday, March 27, 2017 BETHEL PARK – Residents of a quiet Pittsburgh, PA,…

Learning to Fly : 55/365

Once upon a time, I wrote a book titled The Pinhole Camera: A Practical How-To Book for Making Pinhole Cameras and Images. One of my favorite photographs in…

Three : 43/365

This is a story of threes because, well ya’ know, it’s the magic number. Think about all of the things that come in threes, it is quite overwhelming!…

Holding Miss Daisy : 38/365

When I asked my daughter to pose with her guinea pig, this was the result and the reasons that she adores her pet. “Daisy is cute, friendly, and…

Fast Car : 36/365

“I remember we were driving, driving in your car / Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk / City lights lay out before us / And…

Art of Refrain : 33/365

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and the following day is Ash Wednesday. That can only mean that Lent begins this week. Honestly, I love this time of the year….

Sight Unseen : 25/365

Science says that the human eye is an amazing organ that can differentiate between 10 million colors. The complex components of the eye such as cornea, iris, lens,…

Swimming with Zeiss : 10/365

Friday is my work from home day, which is a sweet way to ease into the weekend. I had just received a new macro flash for my camera,…

Mystery of Maps : 05/365

I am fascinated by maps and the mysteries contained within: a city reduced to a solid circle, a majestic mountain peak simplified to a triangle, or a wet…

Antithesis of Me : 04/365

I would venture to say that most parents would like to see their children follow in their footsteps, adopt the same interests, and fall in love with all…