Susan Collage

This is different from my usual work, but at the time this is being posted, I'm in southern california for my sister's internment and final services. For the services, as the owner of the family photography archives since dad died, I put together a poster to be on...

Trophy Hunting (and more): 6FPS by Chuq V1n5)

I just published the latest issue of my newsletter 6FPS. Please take a look at Appreciating Life (and more) Not subscribed yet? Here's what you missed: In my recent writing, I talk about how Apple is settling for "good enough", which isn't good enough for Apple; I...

Visiting the Central Valley Refuges: Colusa NWR and Sacramento NWR

This is the third of three guides to visiting the Central Valley refuges. Part one of this series covers what I call the Los Banos Loop: Merced and San Luis NWR This part covers what I call the Lodi Loop: Cosumnes River Preserve, Staten Island, and Woodbridge...

Visiting the Central Valley Refuges: Lodi area refuges

This is the second of three guides to visiting the Central Valley refuges. Part one of this series covers what I call the Los Banos Loop: Merced and San Luis NWR This part covers what I call the Lodi Loop: Cosumnes River Preserve, Staten Island, and Woodbridge...

Visiting the Central Valley Refuges: Merced area refuges

This is the first of three guides to visiting the Central Valley refuges. This first guide talks about what Wildlife refuges are and do, and covers my Los Banos Loop: Merced and San Luis NWR The second part covers what I call the Lodi Loop: Cosumnes River Preserve,...

Photo Friday: Sandhill Cranes Dancing

It's November, and to me, that means the opening of the winter season for the wildlife refuges here in California. The winter migrants are in progress of arriving, and by this time, most of the Sandhill Cranes are here as well as some of the geese and ducks that...

Hot Patches

In the tech world, when you have something in production and something goes bad, sometimes you have to patch it together and get it working again while you work on a final fix. These are often called hot patches. Well, meet my new hot patch. Friday night Laurie said...

Fuji X-T3 and Capture One (found a bug)

I mentioned in my recent post on birding Coyote Valley with the X-T3 that I'd seen a couple of things, especially a possible halo on the tail of a hawk, and I wanted to try an alternative to Lightroom to see if it's a rendering artifact or a real aspect of the image....

First Impression: Fuji X-T3 and bird photography

(quick edit until I can fix it properly. the two birds below I ID as female brewer's blackbirds are in face female brown headed cowbirds. Apologies for the confusion). Friday I realized I'd basically not left the house in ten days and I was starting to go a bit stir...

New Video: Geese and Cranes (Refuges in Winter)

I'm taking a fresh try at my ongoing project of trying to show the special nature of the wildlife refuges, and so I have a new slideshow/video that I did as a bit of an experiment. I've long thought images simply couldn't bring the refuge to life in a way I wanted,...

I’m breaking things

  I'm revamping things for the launch of 6FPS, mostly redoing my photography sites and this front page; gor the next while, expect any links to Smugmug or Flickr to break while I sort this out. Apologies for the chaos.

some complaints are universal and forever (says a former Nebular awards administrator) https://t.co/t4jOgHeiLr

"please don't make us do the right thing. It's hard" -- Twitter. https://t.co/59AHRCbD3V

like clockwork.

some year they'll be right, but it'll be by accident but they'll ignore all the failures and crow about the success. https://t.co/WclD3jjVXw

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