Tuesday, July 29, 2014

caterpillar sheds his skin...

I'm not procrastinating... I'm waiting for my library to cache...

This is a swallowtail on my fennel. I planted the fennel to attract them. It has just shed its skin.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Storm Water Management

Almost 10 years ago my friends Tony and Craig helped convert my old digital camera to infrared.
Now it's my go to camera for seeing things differently when reality is a little too real.
I  use it at weddings and fun stuff, for mixing it up and seeing things in black and white.
It's not an infrared filter. More info here.. if you want to do your own or have more information about how it works. 

In the old days, like the 90's, infrared was only film and you needed a red filter. When I was a teenager I ordered a #25 red filter from the Camera Shop in KOP for $50 and they never ordered it. I would call for months and stop in all the time... eventually I got my $50 back. Instead, I used my IR film anyway with an orange filter that I already had. It was ok. But IR film is not the easiest thing to develop and they make you so paranoid about it. I used a few rolls and didn't use it again.

These landscapes are from the "lake" behind Giant in Royersford. It used to be Lakeview Amusement Park. Now it's storm water management. I know people who taught swim lessons there in the 60's. There was a Ferris wheel that was often stuck. They had fireworks on the 4th of July. I went there once and it was not what it could  have been. A grocery store really is a better use for the space. We used to see the ladder truck come rescue people on the roller coaster.

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