Lots of ways to move money around without handling cash. Reminds me of an article some friends and I wrote about these things in 2002: Digital Independence. It’s dated now but many of the things we talked about almost ten years ago are taken for granted now.
Notice that there’s a link to that page on the sidebar in the first section and one on this site’s About page under “Header Pictures.”
The header pictures rotate automatically and are changed from time to time so if there’s one you want to know about that you’ve not seen on the Headers page look again, I’ll post to that page as I add new headers to the site.
A simple velcro kit for sticking a lens cap onto a camera strap so you don’t lose it. Very nicely done, not too expensive (you could make it yourself but why?) and its worth a try if you misplace lens caps.
I might give this a try although I tend to leave a lens hood on the lens on my camera and leave it uncapped while walking around or during an entire shoot, leaving the lens’ cap in my camera bag.
The north face of the Eiger, or “The Norwand” has been one of the test pieces for hard alpine mountain climbing for 100 years. It’s a 5900 foot wall of less than stable rock and ice located in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland.
Numerous books have been written about this particular wall on this particular mountain and numerous movies have involved it or been about climbing it. Given that it’s extremely steep mixed rock and ice in an alpine environment with unstable rock, avalanche problems and weather issues on the north (shady) side of a high mountain it has been considered one of the hardest climbs in the world.
Climbing it with a partner in a multi-day alpine climb is a huge achievement, what Ueli Steck has done is hard to even imagine.
Salisbury, Connecticut. Driving north toward the town of Salisbury I noticed that the storm clouds over Bear Mountain lifted and the sun lit it up. Dave in the car ahead of me noticed it too and we both stopped to try to get a shot of it.
We used two cars because we hiked from Salisbury to Bear Mountain on the Appalachian trail (the ridge to the left of Bear Mountain), one way, car to car. Very nice hike but the trail was flooded with water in places from the heavy rain we had on Saturday. You can see the stream in this field swollen as well.
This small maple was felled directly toward the beaver lodge. No doubt they brought it down for food and a bit of house construction material.
The upper part of the small maple with grass and reeds reflected in the pond.
Reeds reflected in the beaver pond. The upper right hand corner is a beaver dam that spans the Pine Swamp forming the main pond that the lodge is in. There are four other dams that are part of this system.
All of these images were taken with the iPhone and the Instagram app using various filters.