time passes


Manuel Maloof being photographed by the entire staff of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in his bar about 35 years ago.

Now his bar is being sold. It’ll reopen again as Manuel’s, we’re told.

Story of the sale

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leftover roses

A week after Valentine’s Day and they’re still hanging in there.


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barbershop basset hound

Barber Basset

I went in for a haircut, came out with a dog picture.

Date: 2/19/15
Time: 12:50:16 PM
Model: NIKON D810
Serial #: 3011427
Firmware: Ver.1.01
Frame #: 5372
Lens (mm): 50
ISO: 64
Aperture: 1.4
Shutter: 1/250
Exp. Comp.: -1.0
Flash Comp.: 0.0
Program: Aperture Priority
Focus Mode: AF-S
White Bal.: AUTO1
ICC Profile: sRGB Profile
Quality: RAW

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Cochran Shoals Sunrise

February 9, 2015 - Atlanta, Georgia, United States -

Sunrise on the Chattahoochee River at Cochran Shoals this morning. Rain and more rain.

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after the Savoy truffle


Yet more from the big Asia trip. This shot in Seoul while on a walking tour with our friend and Seoul native Hyosub.

Date: 10/18/14
Time: 10:50:28 AM
Model: NIKON D810
Serial #:
Frame #: 530
Lens (mm): 50
ISO: 400
Aperture: 1.4
Shutter: 1/1000
Exp. Comp.: -0.3

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sure has been a while


Well, hello there WordPress blog. It sure has been a long time. I’d like to say the last few years have been spent traveling the world, but that would be a big fib. However, I did manage to take a bucket list trip to Southeast Asia. Here are a couple pictures from there. One shows my old and ugly mug and another shows the young entrepeneur who shot it.

She had quite the business setup. That would be to make pictures of as many tourists as possible as they boarded boats for a tour of  Tonle Sap Lake and then have their pictures mounted and laminated on a small wooden plaque to sell when they return. As far as the technical minutiae, you can see what she used. I shot her picture with a Leica M9 and a 90mm Summicron lens at ISO 160 and wide open at f2.0.

Tonle Sap Lake is near Siem Reap in Cambodia.

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old playmate

M3, originally uploaded by louster.

Leica M3 recently overhauled by Mr Youxin Ye. He not only recovered the body with Aki-Asahi cover, but most importantly brought the rangefinder focus back to life. It had grown so dim over the years that I couldn’t use the camera.


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