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yummy breakfast

My wife frequently bakes a loaf of yummy bread on Sunday and it become a daily treat at work as a snack. Last weeks deliciousness was blueberry chocolate chip bread.

There was some left Saturday morning (that never happens), so I made blueberry chocolate chip French toast with a touch of powdered sugar.

Blueberry chocolate chip bread.    There was some left Saturday morning (that never happens), so I make blueberry chocolate chip French toastCanon EOS 7D (50mm, f/3.2, 1/60 sec, ISO1000)

dark side

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I love my Canon DSLR dearly, but I’m tired of lugging a a big, heavy camera and lens. I patiently waited for Canon to come out with a mirrorless ILC, but the ‘M’ just didn’t cut it and there doesn’t seem to be anything on the horizon, so I jumped ship to the dark side to a Sony A-6000. I still have my Canon and will keep it for the foreseeable future, but I’m pretty stoked at this little beauty. I have a bunch to learn about the details, but it’s pretty intuitive.  First, a crappy cell phone shot of the newbie.

a6000SAMSUNG SCH-I545 (0mm, f/0, 0 sec, ISO0)

My first photo, of Zephyr, it was dark under the table

zephyrSONY ILCE-6000 (48mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO3200)

Another of Bella

bellaSONY ILCE-6000 (41mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec, ISO3200)

And me, the happy camper.

meSONY ILCE-6000 (16mm, f/3.5, 1/80 sec, ISO1600)


Who doesn’t like some shiny chrome? I like it, but hate to polish it and my current daily ride doesn’t have a single bit of the shiny stuff. Zero, zilch, nada.

This Harley, on the other hand, has quite a bit and I like the paint on the tank. This was taken at Lansdale Bike Night this year. Those paying close attention will note this photo does not appear to be taken at night; this year’s event was postponed until Sunday afternoon because the weather was predicted to be bad (and it was). Sunday afternoon was picture perfect for a bike gathering.  My contribution to Weekend Reflections #259

shinyCanon EOS 7D (50mm, f/10, 1/40 sec, ISO100)

Here’s a cool old Triumph was chopped to look like the bike from Easy Rider

triumphCanon EOS 7D (50mm, f/7.1, 1/80 sec, ISO100)

spot lights

Most of the time, I strive for meticulous focus in my photos. After consuming a couple of Bombay Sapphire and Bitter Lemon, I got a bit more ‘creative’, hence this out-of-focus-but-really-cool photo.

Scroll down for the in-focus version.  These are lights around our pool and since it contains a fence, I’ll contribute it to Good Fences #25. BTW, the ‘floaters’ in the photo are not dirt on the camera sensor (I checked).

spot lightsCanon EOS 7D (200mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)


pool lightsCanon EOS 7D (200mm, f/4, 1/40 sec, ISO1600)


I guess the subject of this photo isn’t too hard to guess, but you might not know how I got it.  Check out the video below the photo