The case of the disappearing photos.
It used to happen from time to time - now it's happening a lot more often. After posting my photos in here which I have hosted for years on Fotki dot com, the urls change causing my blog to have many blank placeholders.
This is not meant to be a rant - just letting people know why there are so many missing photos.
Unfortunately, I can't take the time to keep fixing the links.
Enjoy what's left. Thank you.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Day 365! Hope you've enjoyed.

Happy New Year. See the link at the top of the right column, to my 2010 Project 365.
Thanks to everyone who followed my blog this year, some commented in here, some in person.
In 2010 I will start off as a 365 but may change gears at some point and go with a Project 52 or something. Probably not, but we will see.
Hope to see you on the new site.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Answer to the unofficial "Whatsit"

Of course you know the second one's popcorn "leftovers" in a metal bowl.
The first one is the inside of a clamp lamp. :)


Tuesday, December 29, 2009


On the way home from work today - yes it's day shift this week :( - I saw these horses with the late afternoon sun shining on them. I have to admit the sunglasses I was wearing made the scene look more spectacular but the shots I got were cool too.

Monday, December 28, 2009

3 - We like the moooooon! The final chapter.

I, Wayne Valler, hereby solemnly swear to never post another photo of the moon in my Project 365, for the remainder of 2009, no matter what, the one in this post being the final one.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


My new camera - Canon EOS 50D

And I think I forgot to mention I retired the LG VX 8600 and replaced it with a Samsung Rogue, a couple months ago.

Project 365 ~ 2010

Project 365, 2010 is coming here on  - you guessed it - Jan 1, 2010. Hope you enjoy it.
Let me know how you like the new layout, which is more of a photoblog layout...seems more appropriate.
To navigate through the blog entries, click the "Older Posts", "Home", and "Newer Posts" links located under each entry (note: they don't show right now, since there isn't an older post or newer post).

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day 360 - almost over!

Notice the new link, over there -----------------> (top of right column)
Getting P365 - 2010 ready to go!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


The first photo (in here) taken with my new camera, heavily cropped and lightly post processed.

Friday, December 11, 2009

See 12/10, Shooter's block. It may be the time of year, since I couldn't find any exact date ones from last year iether. Same as this year, random shots - not real good ones - here and there. I took this one tomorrow (12/12) - I'll figure out tomorrow's next. lol.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Blocked – Identifying and Remedying Shooter’s Block"

"Blocked – Identifying and Remedying Shooter’s Block"

Good article I think (click anywhere above). "Cheating" like crazy these days :).
I know it's the fact that winter is setting in (I just want to hibernate like I believe my ancestors did) as well as it being the holiday season, working overtime, and fighting off a cold.
I'm also anticipating the purchase of a new camera (Merry Christmas AND Happy Birthday to me from me) but I don't know if that has given me shooters block actually.
Anyway, 21 days left for this blog. Woohoo! I'm thinking the next one will be a little different, perhaps less stringent than "365". I'll definitely post a link, especially since it might not be on Blogger this time.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Partial Exif:
Make - Canon
Model - Canon PowerShot S5 IS
ExposureTime - 10 seconds
FNumber - 5.00
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
ExifVersion - 0220
DateTimeOriginal - 2009:12:04 00:15:16
ShutterSpeedValue - 10 seconds
Flash - Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, red-eye reduction mode
FocalLength - 9.70 mm
Flash details - Rear curtain sync used
Image Number - 1007509
Owner Name - Wayne Valler

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009


Did an experiment in reverse lens macro, using a 50mm f1.7 Minolta Rokkor lens on my S5's extension tube. Although the S5 has Super Macro, I just wanted to see if this would did.
I don't remember now, if the full penny was taken with that setup or using Super Macro, but the Liberty was taken with the reversed lens.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cigarette Snuffers. About 1" diameter at the base.