Category: Hobbies

Minotaur I Night Launch

I just happened to find a news article talking about tonight’s Minotaur I launch. We had barely enough time to snag a tripod, grab an appropriate lens, get most of the family bundled up, and head out the door… but we saw it.  Here is the first picture as it came into view heading over …

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Baby Lamb Snacking

We stopped by Coggeshall Farm last week to check out some of their new baby animals.  So far this year, they’ve had three baby lambs and a baby cow.  The lambs will stick around for a while, but if you want a chance to check out Nemo (the baby cow) don’t delay.  He’s going back …

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Field Day 2012

It’s been a number of years since I’ve really participated in an Amateur (Ham) Radio Field Day event.  Thanks to my family, I had an opportunity to join Team HamCow this year for setup.  Most of the guys there have been involved with many setups for events, so I was drafted into service taking pictures… …

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4th Annual – Get Off Your Can 5K

Did a photo shoot for the 4th Annual – Get Off Your Can 5K today.  The event is one of the signature fundraisers for the East Bay Food Pantry.

Bird Photo Shoots

These are the outcome from a couple different evening photo shoots. I’m still hunting for the perfect, amazingly sharp osprey pictures… but think I’ll need to invest in a tripod to really get one. These are all hand held and it’s just too hard to focus at these focal lengths.  For now, I just need …

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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM

I ordered a Sigma 70-200mm f2/8 EX DG HSM lens for my camera, which arrived yesterday.  It was a really windy day today and I had a chance to grab some pictures of the seagulls enjoying an afternoon meal.  This is my first real test of the lens, but so far, I have to say …

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I just don’t know what to say about Haiti…   At one point, I read an estimate that there may be as many as 500,000 40,000 – 50,000 dead!  I can’t fathom that number of casualties and the level of destruction that would cause such a death toll.  All too often, I think we forget how …

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Breezeway Cabinets

Karen and I decided to splurge for Christmas and add some breezeway cabinets.  I've posted some pictures of the end result.  It was my first project that used crown molding and I think the results were pretty good.  As with most projects, nothing was square, so it took a bit of work to get everything …

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Work Continues

After over a year of stagnation, work on the canoe has finally started again! It was originally stopped when we decided to build the garage, as my workshop would be moving out there. I’ll be updating the site with pictures as the project progresses.