I get a kick out of Styx’s Wooden Nickel period. Some rough but fun rock and prog rock songs. #NowPlaying “Styx II”

The Photos widget might be the greatest thing on my iPhone. This morning, it surfaced this photo of me water skiing (1981, maybe). Kodachrome!

There’s a googly eye instead of the normal “Watched” icon! I never tire of googly eyes. Another reason to love Letterboxd. letterboxd.com (and that movie).

And then there’s this self-portrait in which I didn’t realize my head was in direct sunlight. None of this is the Linhof’s fault. I’m just still very clumsy with it.

I sometimes don’t know why I bother with large format photography.

Some days are more analog than others. Today is one of those days.

I recently returned to using an automatic mechanical watch. Mmmm, I love mechanical watches, but the convenience of an Apple Watch is hard to resist, so I gave my Apple Watch to my dad.

Lots to do today. But first, a quick selfie with Alice ­čĹő

Sure, why not? #iPod

Lightroom’s window was acting strangely on my MBP. It got smaller when I switched to it. Learned about this setting today: “Scale to fit below built-in camera”. Turned it off.

I need to take a break from my favorite keyboard: baty.net/2022/i-lo…

This wonderful painting by my great grandfather hangs on the wall at my mom’s house. I’ve loved it for as long as I can remember. There are stories in there.

Love this letter (fax!) from Douglas Adams: news.lettersofnote.com/p/please-…

American audiences do not need to feel disturbed by the notion that places do exist outside the US or that people might suddenly refer to them in works of fiction.

Manual-focus rangefinder selfies with a 50mm lens are a hit-or-miss thing. This one is close enough.

Here’s my original copy of “Frampton Comes Alive”, the first album I ever bought. It was pressed with sides 1 and 4 on one record and 2 and 3 on the other. This was for use on automatic record changers. Wild. Mine sounds pretty rough, probably because I still spin it regularly.

1970s Zimbabwean heavy rock: Watch Out! - Wells Fargo. #NowPlaying

…the irony of the band’s name is not lost on founder/drummer Ebba Chitambo, who first saw it printed on the side of a stagecoach in an American cowboy comic book –AllMusic

I have failed to fall in love with the AirPods Max baty.net/2022/airp…

I prefer wired devices but I hate wires.

I enabled “stacking” on my Mac’s desktop a few weeks ago and I can’t believe how much I like it.

I still find it amazing that these were made more than 60 years apart. Top: Leica M3, 1960. Bottom: Leica MP, 2021.

“Nina Simone Sings the Blues” #NowPlaying

I haven’t liked a Kansas record since 1977 but I love everything up to that point, including this one, 1975’s “Song for America”. #NowPlaying

Here I am cheating on my darkroom with a digital camera.

Stopped at a Barnes & Noble on my way back from Cheesecake Factory (no, really!). I noticed that the new release book covers seemed to be┬ádesigned by the same team. Others noticed too. It’s the “book blob”. www.printmag.com/book-cove…

And whenever I think I was cool, I remember this photo of my dad, taken in Hawaii when he was 50.