Category: Photography

Old Mission Barn Quilts

During a recent short vacation to Northern Lower Michigan, Ann and I spent a morning finding “Barn Quilts” on Old Mission Peninsula. It was a fun, simple treasure hunt. Some of the stories are quite interesting

Our tour guide was a nice blog post Ann found. Barns of Old Mission

Thanks for looking.


Adobe Creative Cloud Updates

The recent updates from Adobe for Creative Cloud Photography Program Apps are out. Camera Raw 9.2 for Photoshop CC 2015 and Bridge CC seem to work just fine. The Camera Raw update is the usual periodic edition providing support for several new cameras, adding lens profiles for many lenses, including many legacy lenses, such as Canon FD 28mm f2.8, Canon FD 50mm f1.4, and the Asahi PENTAX Super-Takumar 55mm f1.8lens among others.

The interesting, and to some users problematic, update is Lightroom CC 6.2. The update includes the same added cameras and lens support as the Camera Raw update, adds the De-Haze filter from Photoshop and fixes some bugs. The update also dramatically changes the “Import Photos” process. This is a significant change, apparently made to make the import process simpler for new users.  I plan to install it fairly soon, and am hoping it will work as described. I am comfortable with the process to revert to 6.1 if necessary.

Get the updates, at your own risk, from within your Creative Cloud Programs or from the Adobe website.

Testing a blog editor software

I am looking for a way to quickly and cleanly write posts to this blog. This is my first post from a 30 day Trial of a program called Mars Edit.

I want to know what sorts of formatting options I can simply create. I am hoping to use limited, to none, HTML.

I want to be able to:

  • Write with some simple formatting.
  • add at least one photo to a post
  • and then upload and post it.

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Another test to post to this blog.


I am still checking for basic formatting and an image.


This is Windows Live Writer 2012. I find it very well liked on various forums and comments about other software. It is no longer, actually as of January 17, 2017, supported by Microsoft, but I suppose that matters little as long as it works.


I have “Parallels” on my Macs so using Windows software is a little cumbersome, but completely acceptable if that is what works best.


I would like to be able to:


  • Simple formatting of text
  • Post at least one image
  • Upload to blog.



Christmas Time is Coming

When Marie and Alex were small, they needed help putting Santa on to of the tree. It was nice having Marie nearby to do it again this year. She didn’t need any help.

Marie and Santa.jpg

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