Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The latest in Dachshund Security

After weeks of playing "Where did the kennel end up today?" we have found the ultimate in Dachshund security.   My father has installed two tether lines that attach to the front and back of the kennel.  The are mounted inconspicuously to my kitchen cabinets.   It's the best alternative to bolting her cage to the floor.  The only thing is...there are now two more things for me to trip over in the morning as I make my way to the coffee pot.  

I don't think Bianka likes it very
 much. Just look at her face.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The story Behind the Image - Couples

My "couples" image is one included in the previous post for the calendars.  This is the image I get the most comments about.  It was completely a serendipity moment. Again I was wondering Venice, and I came across the older couple walking quite a ways off.   Instantly I thought they were perfect.  I love the fact that he seems to be helping her along.  (Did you see her walking with a cane?)  I wondered what they had been doing...perhaps shopping in the market nearby or maybe he was playing bocci ball.  Anyway,  I was walking very quickly to catch up with them. I had the camera up to my face focusing away, when I heard the footsteps of the other couple passing along side of me.   Without really getting a good look at them I swung the lens to wide angle and snapped the shutter. I was thrilled  when the film came back and I saw the image.  Some of my friends say it reminds them of the "a diamond is forever" commercial.  

Anyway it's a fun little image.  I've made several cards from it. It's great for anniversaries.


Thursday, December 6, 2007


2008 is just around the corner. Here's a sample of some of my custom calendars. I premiered them at the show in Yellow Springs, and the response was favorable. They retail for $28, and can be customized. For example I have two different versions specifically for Rome and Venice. For some reason not all months loaded here. Feel free to check back to view all 12.

I think they are very fun.


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Saturday, December 1, 2007

About the Job

After a few glitches in the system, it's official. I am a University of Kentucky employee. My official title is Imaging Management Specialist Sr. (Sounds impressive...no?)
My office is located in the M.I.King Library, home to UK's Special Collections and Digital Programs. http://ukcc.uky.edu/cgi-bin/dynamo?maps.391+campus+0039