The Pip

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062/366: Fun-Size Candy Mountain

Another busy day, so you get another kind of lazy shot. But, hey, everybody wants to know how the kids did trick-or-treating, right? So here’s The Pip’s share of the Halloween haul: I weighed both his plastic pumpkin full of candy and the Tupperware container that SteelyKid’s stuff is in, and they each came out…

061/366: BatNinja

I took some shots of nature stuff on this morning’s dog walk, and a few good action shots at the last soccer game of the season. But honestly, the only thing anybody wants to see today is Halloween costumes, so here are the kids: Cleverly, they both selected costumes that are predominantly black; we augmented…

048/366: Reading Race

Every Sunday, I take the kids down to the Schenectady Greenmarket, which from May-October is held outdoors, on the streets around City Hall. This puts it right next to our local independent bookstore, The Open Door, which is kind of popular with the kids: We have a standing agreement that they can each get one…

044/366: Pot of Gold

One side effect of this photo-a-day business that I probably should’ve anticipated is that I spend a lot of time now looking at stuff and saying “That’s make a good photo…” Which is annoying when I’m out and don’t have the camera with me, so I’ve started throwing it in the car when I go…

039/366: Mist Vortex

Friday was yet another heavy kid-wrangling day, as the Pip had a minor surgical procedure in the early morning, which required general anaesthesia. This was done before 9am, but we had to keep him home from school for the day to watch for ill effects. Of which there were none, so he and I went…

033/366: Ommmm…..

Saturdays are the busiest days around Chateau Steelypips, with both SteelyKid and The Pip having soccer in the morning (in two different places), then lunch, then some sort of activity for the afternoon. Yesterday, this was a party for one of SteelyKid’s friends. And last night, there was a Movie Night at SteelyKid’s BFF’s house,…

029/366: 2-D Collision Physics

The JCC day care was closed again today, so I spent the day out and about with The Pip while SteelyKid was at school. While I did take the DSLR along, none of the pictures I got were all that great, so you get a cell-phone snapshot that’s mostly interesting because of the subject matter:…

On the Aesthetics of Photo Cropping

The images from my new camera are huge– 6000×4000 pixels– so when I post them here, I need to re-scale them (in theory WordPress can do that automatically, but it’s never worked right on the rare occasions that I’ve tried). Since I’m opening the pictures in GIMP anyway, I generally do a little cropping and…

028/366: Peek-a-Bench

The JCC day care is closed today and tomorrow for the start of Sukkot, so as a result, I spent most of the day home with The Pip (SteelyKid went off to school as usual). Which means I got a whole bunch of photos of him playing at home and at a couple of local…

015/366: Ascent

I don’t want to turn this into “Photo of the Kids of the Day,” but I spent most of today with The Pip, because his day care was closed for Rosh Hashanah. And while I took a bunch of artsy shots of trees and stuff, I really like the way this one came out: He’s…