Archive for March, 2013

History is like a scavenger hunt.  It rarely presents itself in any sort of tidy and immediately appreciable way, choosing rather to leave its prints scattered in every direction of possibility.  As if someone took the whole story, tore it up into tiny pieces and released it into the air, to be carried by the currents […]

We’re heading back to a time when bubble gum, sock hops, Elvis Presley, The Twilight Zone and Leave It To Beaver were all leaving their indelible marks on society, marks that remain even today.  In 1953 the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly lines, and popular automotive culture was never to be the same […]

One of the highlights of wandering around a car show is the ability to see cars that many people know of but few have actually seen.  Whether they are highly modified creations culminating in personal visions and statements of the owners, or they are highly rare and exotic cars like the Ford GT, these chances […]

Feedly Review: A Google Reader Replacement

Posted: 18th March 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Review

When I came across Google’s recent announcement to shutter it’s very popular online service Google Reader, I was shocked.  And it would seem I am far from alone on this.  I’ve used it for a few years extensively to help me track, organize and curate the weekly list we write for Light Stalking, and without […]

Photomatix Pro Review

Posted: 15th March 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Review
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Make no mistake, it’s all about the end results.  How you get there is much less important, and in some cases even irrelevant.  I could replace my camera with another model, I could easily replace my post-processing tools with something else, but there is one thing in my toolkit that I just can’t live without.  […]

The morning was cold and still, but return on Monday and the parking lot of the Duncan Elementary School will look entirely different.  Children will be rushing about, saying goodbye to parents as they leave their little ones under the care and tutelage of those who have taken on a career of fostering our children’s […]

There is just something purely magical about the quiet hours of the morning.  Those fleeting few moments that belong neither to the night nor to the day.  As if the world is unaware that you are watching, or simply doesn’t mind.  Uninterrupted by the clatter of everyday life, it is a time that belongs to each one […]

Put on your dancing shoes, walk a mile in my shoes, and for goodness’ sake, don’t step on them, especially if they happen to be made of blue suede!  It amazes me how many ways we find to pay homage to the simple shoe.  Sure, they keep your flippers warm and dry, and I’ll be the first […]