We wrap three days focused on the Foveon sensor with Sigma’s original professional compact—the DP1. I owned the camera, which requires finesse for its clunky controls, slow response, and noisy low-light photos. But color, contrast, […]
On December 1, my wife started selling handmade bead necklaces at Etsy. It’s something we discussed for a long time. She’s new to Etsy, but not me. I have long been early adopter of online services. For example, I opened my Yahoo account in 1996, I rented my first Netflix DVD in 1999 and in 2006 I joined both Facebook and Twitter. I opened an Etsy account in July 2006 to purchase for my daughter the Amigurumi Flowery pink bunny rabbit with matching bag. It’s pictured below without the bag; photo taken today. My teenager still has the handmade animal four-and-a-half years later.
A rare sighting of clouds. Yeah, it really sucks living in San Diego.
Boots, Spring Valley Swap Meet, taken with Sigma DP1.
Sigma DP1 ISO 800 test: My daughter and coach watch the Skate La Grande on March 28, 2008, in San Diego.
A few months ago, I decided to get out of the dSLR market and go compact camera. I made the decision after using a Canon PowerShot G9. I concluded that a compact with RAW capabilities could meet most of my photo shooting needs. Sure, there would be compromises, but the Nikon D200 often stayed bagged because of the trouble taking it anywhere.