This journal documents my experiences with a Canon 50D, my first DSLR camera, purchased on Oct. 16, 2008. The camera was end-of-lined by Canon in July 2010 and the 60D was announced.

Notable Links for this Week


Sun 04 Dec 2011 10:58:23 AM EST

Friday Foto: Berberis thunbergii


Fri 09 Dec 2011 01:45:05 PM EST

From Friday Foto

Passing Fancy Tripan


Fri 09 Dec 2011 01:45:35 PM EST

Each tripan takes about 5-8 hours of Photoshop work (depending on the complexity of the background). Three photos are overlayed, the overlapping portions are erased and the background is blended to look seamless.

Berczy Park Christmas Tree


Thu 15 Dec 2011 11:12:40 AM EST

From Pfoto 2011

Friday Foto: Red Maple


Fri 16 Dec 2011 09:15:39 AM EST

From Friday Foto

Carolers and a Passing Fancy


Fri 16 Dec 2011 09:12:25 AM EST

Passing Fancy No. 122 Tripan


Fri 23 Dec 2011 12:39:53 AM EST

From Passing Fancy

I was experimenting with her "stepping out of the picture".

Christmas Decorations (Self-Portrait)


Mon 26 Dec 2011 09:30:32 AM EST

The Old Curiosity Shop


Mon 26 Dec 2011 05:13:48 PM EST

Night is generally my time for walking... The glare and hurry of broad noon are not adapted to idle pursuits like mine; a glimpse of passing faces caught by the light of a street-lamp or a shop window is often better for my purpose than their full revelation in the daylight; and, if I must add the truth, night is kinder in this respect than day.
"The Old Curiosity Shop"

I noticed that since Moffat took over the Dr. Who franchise, the Christmas specials have been titled after classic books from the English Canon— A Christmas Carol and The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe. So We were discussing what next year's special might be named and what classic would make for a good title. Based on title alone, Dicken's "The Old Curiosity Shop" has potential. Since I had never hearf of it, I started reading it and noted how the opening agreed with my photographic philosophy. I thought that "Dr. Who and Mr. Smith" based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic would make both a great episode title and be inspiration for a great Christmas special.

It was noted that Moffat is possibly emulating Philip Hinchcliffe a former producer of Dr. Who in whose era the episodes were inspired by classic English horror films.

Notable Links


Tue 27 Dec 2011 02:22:21 PM EST

luis fernandes / December 2011 Canon 50D Journal