Styxx, our greyhound/lurcher companion passed away in May 2022. In celebration of the nine years that Gail and I had the privilege to share with Styxx (his first day with us was December 14, 2013), we have selected twelve photographs that we think capture his personality and interests.. Day Eight: Styxx outside his yurt overlooking... Continue Reading →
Welcome to a year in the life of our greyhound/lurcher Styxx, compressed into twelve daily posts leading up to Christmas. Styxx tours the historic stackwall cabins at Camp Morton Provincial Park.
Welcome to a year in the life of our greyhound/lurcher Styxx, compressed into twelve daily posts leading up to Christmas. Nose-to-nose with Gail on Gimli Beach.
Welcome to a year in the life of our greyhound/lurcher Styxx, compressed into twelve daily posts leading up to Christmas. Styxx and Gail lounging in our yurt at Camp Morton Provincial Park.
Push the shutter release button and something unusual happens. No click, just a brief mechanical whir as the narrow slit in a silver drum rotates counterclockwise across the front of the camera. This is the Horizont, a Russian-built swing lens panoramic camera, the first of several devices I would own and use to take long... Continue Reading →
I can’t recall when I bought it. 1978 seems about right, the year I acquired the Cambo, my first view camera. Nor can I recall how much I paid for it. $300.00 perhaps. It was a used enlarger, purchased, like the Cambo, through a Winnipeg Free Press classified ad. I remember visiting an older man,... Continue Reading →
It’s an object of beauty. Built for desire as much as for function. It was the more portable view camera that I needed in 1983. But so beautiful as well. Wista 4” x 5” Field cameras are hand-built in Japan. The camera bodies are constructed of rosewood or, like mine, cherrywood with intricate tongue-and-groove joinery,... Continue Reading →