iPhone 13

My least favorite blue has reached the regular iPhone Apple announced the iPhone 13 series yesterday and as I expected, it was more evolution than revolution. The new models use the same flat-edge, slim-bezel design introduced last year with a few minor tweaks. The notch is 20% narrower (but a tiny bit taller) and the …

More Birds

I've been taking a lot of bird photos lately, mostly around my house, honing my technique. These are a few collections of some of the birds in my area. This Blue Jay was pulling this string around our tree in the front yard. The string was used during Halloween to hang decorations and I originally …

DxO PureRAW

In my post about improving my bird photos, I talked about increasing shutter speed and stopping down my lens to improve sharpness. Doing this requires increasing the ISO to gather enough light to expose the image but adds additional noise to the image. Images at ISO 5,000 and 10,000 are common, which destroys detail and …

A Week with Jada

It's been almost three years since we've had a dog and at least seven since we've had an active one. After Holly passed away in 2018 we decided we would wait a "long time" before getting another dog. Her last two years were incredibly taxing and we wanted a break as the boys started to …