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  1. It's not all Black and White to me

    by , 08-04-2014 at 05:07 PM
    A couple of years ago, I needed to replace my digital Bridge camera and started shopping on the bay for something to use. I found a nice Kodak Z981 with a super zoom that fit my needs. The problem is I didn't stop there.

    Next, I started shopping DSLRs, buying and fixing and trading up to an Olympus E-3 with 5 lenses and assorted filters, bags, tripods, timers, remotes and flash. While hunting for 'my ultimate camera' I started noticing how cheap 35mm's had become. A Canon AE-1 ...
  2. LF checklist

    by , 12-04-2013 at 08:52 PM
    Just a checklist. Not a wishlist. Unless... But I just wanted to post my list here.

    So. I will be having a 4x5 on the way. I also need to round up the following...

    Have or will have
    180 lens
    All darkroom gear for tray processing and enlarging including Beseler 57MT

    Need to get

    Longer lens (200-300 range)
    Shutter release cable ...

    Updated 12-04-2013 at 09:01 PM by Christopher Walrath

  3. Been two years. But I'm back.

    by , 11-26-2013 at 09:36 PM
    Well, I kind of departed suddenly. Without a trace. POOF!, one might say.

    I'm sorry I disappeared. I know I don't need to apologize. But I was having a hard time after Faith died. As I mentioned in the last entry I sold all of my camera gear. Just felt the need to remove the 'obligation' I felt to use something I had when I wanted nothing to do with it. And I moved in a different direction, that being getting my family through a tough time.

    Well, about mid-August ...
  4. The Cloud over Higher Education

    by , 06-09-2012 at 08:39 AM
    Here is a recent essay of mine in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, which I suppose might resonate with some here. The link is here.


    June 3, 2012
    A Technological Cloud Hangs Over Higher Education
    By Keith A. Williams

    I was there when it happened. And for the record: I did object. I was but a teaching assistant; the decision was not mine. The decision was to replace the pendulums and other demonstration gizmos in the undergraduate ...
  5. Disconnected

    by , 03-28-2012 at 10:44 AM
    (Thoughts uploaded
    by mobile device)

    Refresh... Refresh...
    Two hot devices
    Two batteries dying
    No outlet, no bars

    No signal, no data-
    Nothing to retweet
    Just fields and barns
    And ruminating cows.

    No towers, just hills
    And trees, and fields,
    And hills, and trees-
    Excruciating silence.

    Obliviously content
    A poor farmer plows-
    Must have ...

    Updated 03-29-2012 at 10:11 AM by keithwms

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