Monday, July 6, 2009


I've finally posted my 25 or so favorite shots from my trip to Nebraska and the Dakotas last month. It is available at:

Also posted today, a new set of Midwest countryside photos (mostly black and white):

And a new set of Illinois pictures, featuring Chicago and the University of Illinois:


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mounting questions

It's probably just me, but this very technical description from a photography supply site kept making me think there was something erotic going on:

"Two Mounting Styles:

All clamps mount onto heads in one of two ways: They either spin onto an exposed male threaded stud, or they drop onto a female tapped socket and are secured with a screw from above. Choose models with a threaded center socket if spinning clamp onto a threaded stud. Choose models with a non-threaded ("thru-hole") center if mounting clamp on any ballhead. See Clamp Selector Table for help in choosing the proper clamp."

Whew. Who knew shopping for a tripod could be so exciting?