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Showing posts from April, 2011

Leukemia Cup Regatta

East Dallas News editor Bruce Felps asked me to take a few photos at this morning's Leukemia Cup Regatta, so I did. The regatta this weekend is hosted by the Corinthian Sailing Club of White Rock Lake, in partnership with the North Texas/Oklahoma chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

I had one technical problem after another with cameras, but that's why you bring backups. At least I managed to stay in the boat—something I confess I was a tad worried about. It was a thrill to be in the middle of a regatta.

I am grateful to skipper Mike Mittman for having me aboard.

I had the honor of meeting (and boating with) Devon Kerr, who is one of the Honor Heroes for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this year.

Few more photos here. The article at the East Dallas Times is supposed to run next Tuesday.

Addendum Tuesday, May 3, 2011: The article is now online, here.

Photography and the iPad 2

Excellent overview of the iPad and photography over at

Most of what the authors say could apply to the iPad 1 as well as 2.

At the moment the iPad seems most useful as convenient way of showing photos to clients (or friends or family). My big iMac's display is even better, but obviously I can't lug my iMac out to a coffee shop for a meeting with a client, while an iPad is even more portable than a laptop computer.

I have not heard anything official about this but it seems likely that Apple will eventually (sooner rather than later?) release Aperture for the iPad. And that may be a game changer. I have Aperture 3 on my iMac but I use Lightroom 3 for 99% of my work because, well, the user interface in Aperture is simply too disorganized for me. Lightroom makes much more sense to me and I find it much easier to use. However, I'd be willing to bet that, if Apple rewrites Aperture for the iPad, they will have to fix som…

Mothers Day photos at the Arboretum

Mothers Day will soon be here, and once again I will be back at the gloriously beautiful Dallas Arboretum taking photos all weekend. And this year they've asked me to add a third day—Hispanic Mothers Day on May 10. If you want to come by, here are the times:

Saturday, May 7, from noon to 4pm
Sunday, May 8 (Mothers Day), from 1pm to 4pm
Tuesday, May 10 (Hispanic Mothers Day) from 11am to 3pm

More info can be found on the Arboretum's web site.

Meet the mayoral candidates

We've got a mayoral election coming up here in Dallas (March 14). The candidates were invited to attend a luncheon at the Lakewood Country Club sponsored by the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and East Dallas Times editor Bruce Felps asked me to take a few photos. So I did. You can read about it on the East Dallas Times' Wordpress web site, here.

I got there a few minutes early and hung around for about 90 minutes, taking photos as the candidates arrived, schmoozed with the guests, and afterwards as the luncheon got underway. But I didn't stay for their individual presentations or for the Q&A, so I still haven't made up my mind who to vote for. Edward Okpa seemed very genuine to me, and I might vote for him based on that and what I heard of his life story. But my impression is that Okpa is a real long shot and I like for my vote to have a chance to make its small difference, so I'm still looking at the other three guys, too. Need to make my mind up soo…