Our Latest Adventure, by Rich Paschall Frankfurt, Germany, or Frankfurt am Main (Frank ford at the Main), is the fifth-largest city, but home to the busiest airport in the country. This is not only because it is home to Lufthansa airline, but also because many other airlines have a major presence there. Almost 65 million … Continue reading FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Honk if you own a camera and it works. Honk twice if you know how it works and some of your pictures are good enough to hang in frames! I rarely bother to write about the same thing twice in a day, but this is bugging me. It must be, because I've written about it … Continue reading HONK IF YOU OWN A CAMERA — AND IT WORKS
I read a lot about inner beauty. I notice it most when someone posts a particularly terrible selfie on Facebook. They look dreadful. Haggard. Sickly. It is a bad picture. Typically, the subject didn't bother to put on a clean shirt or comb his hair. Not even a smile. Direct from cell phone to social … Continue reading WHAT IS INNER BEAUTY? CAN I BUY IT ON AMAZON?
Share Your World – January 9, 2017 Winter always surprises me. It comes every year, but it always seems sudden when it shows up and shrouds the world in white. If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a color of the rainbow for a week, what color would it be? … Continue reading SHARING MY WORLD AS WE ROLL INTO WINTER
Two of my cameras, the Olympus PEN E-PL5 and E-PL6 have flip screens. You can turn them 180 degrees and aim them at yourself. Advertised as "selfie-friendly," I felt obliged to personally test the function for myself. My results were traumatic and be forever engraved in my memory. All else may fade, but I will still shudder when I … Continue reading A HOW-NOT-TO GUIDE FOR SENIOR SELFIES
My new camera, the Olympus PEN E-PL5 has a flip screen that you can turn 180 degrees. It is, as they say, "selfie-friendly." Unable to resist, I took a few, just to see how it worked. The results were just this side of traumatic. I still shudder thinking about it. From this test, I reached some conclusions. … Continue reading SENIOR SELFIES FOR THE PHOTO-CHALLENGED
Everyone posts their best pictures, the lucky shots, the shots we got exactly right. But what about all those shots that don't come out quite the way we hoped? Selfies, or any self-portrait, is by definition more difficult to do than you think, especially when you try to take it using a real portrait lens … Continue reading SELFIES – WHEN THE MAGIC DOESN’T QUITE WORK