Negatives Will Not Be Returned

I was at the drugstore getting some prints from my recent trip. Next to the register was the usual envelope for getting C-41 film developed. The envelope said that they would include a free CD with processing but that the negatives would not be returned. What kind of a bargain is that? The last time I got 35mm film processed there was lint on the scanned images. Fortunately I had the negatives to go back to when I needed additional prints.

Eclipse

2017 Eclipse Rendered with Moon

On August 21st, 2017 I was lucky enough to get to witness the total eclipse. I dragged a couple buddies, Lee & Jeff, on at 1500 mile road trip that landed us in Hopkinsville, Kentucky for the event. Scott of Scott’s Astro Page had picked out the location at a church that was renting their …

Tree Eulogy

I was very sad to see this tree had not survived this weeks storms. It was not able to stand up to the 70 mph straight line winds. I drive by this tree in south Fort Worth sometimes twice a day. I loved to see it standing solitary out in the field. At certain times …

Lima

So it’s Sunday afternoon. I didn’t get any sleep on the plane. I walked around Miraflores and Parque Kennedy until my hotel was ready. I finally got in my room but my bag was still MIA. The front desk staff had sent it to the wrong room. They assured me it would be found. I tried to …

Miraflores

For the second year in a row I was asked to speak at a conference in South America. This year’s conference was held in Lima, Peru. My trip started out mid afternoon on Saturday with a flight on Aeromexico. Company rules dictate choosing the least expensive airline. This meant an indirect flight through Mexico City. …