Golfers In Training

February 22nd, 2017
golf

Photography by E. W. Faircloth

Golf is suppose to be fun, and I think these young children have found that to be true.

 

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The Good Old Days

February 22nd, 2017

From the archives of Sam Psoras

The first guys on the left is both pictures is Sam Psoras, a Philadelphia Daily photographer who passed recently.  He turned 90 this summer and I was fortunate enough to attend his birthday party.  Please click on his name above to see his obituary.  I will always remember him with a camera around his neck and a story to tell.

Working with Sammy, were the good old days.

Above are only a few staff photographers who worked with Sammy during his long career.

Top picture: left to right are Sam Psoras, E.W. Faircloth and Bob Laramie.

Bottom picture: left to right are Andrea Mihalik, Juana Anderson, G. Loie Grossman, Sam Psoras, E.W. Faircloth and Bob Laramie.
  

 

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My Setup

February 21st, 2017
BeamBreak

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

That’s my setup for capturing falling items using a Raspberry Pi as the controller. I decide to show two angles of the same setup.

The one on the right shows how the Raspberry Pi is inside a custom built box. Dave Holman of Bridgeville DE built the box for me.  He does custom guitar amps:  JLSmokinClassics@yahoo.com

The shot on left shows a green LED(center of box) which allows me to align the infrared beam.  If the LED is green, the two infrared sensors are talking to each other.  If not, then the beams aren’t aligned or something is blocking light between the two.  Each sensor is seated on top of the 12 inch aluminum rods shown.  You can see the electrical wires leading up to them.

Not shown are the Nikon D7000 and  electric flash.

 

 

 

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Mint Condition

February 19th, 2017
mint, raspberry

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

That’s BRACH’S cinnamon mint falling into a candy bowl.  The two metal rods with attached wires hold a infrared sensors/receiver pair.  The mint is dropped above the sensor/receiver pair and breaks a light beam.  The beam is being monitored by a Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Once the beam is broken, the RaspPi triggers my Nikon D7000 camera and electronic flash unit to freeze the mint in midair.

The Raspberry Pi is inside that wooden box.  One of my neighbor built it for me.  He does electronic things and builds classic guitar amps, usually housed in wooden fixtures.

My next post on this project will show more of the box.

 

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Real, Not Fake News

February 18th, 2017
raspi coins

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

 

Well, I’m back to photographing falling items, using a Raspberry Pi.  A couple of years ago, I did some images of drops of milk being frozen in midair.

This year, I came to the conclusion that I like catching things while they fall.

But the fun part is knowing I wrote the assembly language software controlling camera and flash,  to make these images possible.  The coin above breaks an infrared beam of light while falling.  This event is noticed by a Raspberry Pi computer which then triggers the camera/flash combination.

This isn’t too shabby for an old photographer.  Later this week, I’ll show my setup.

 

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… Couldn’t Wait …

February 17th, 2017
boat

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Tomorrow should be in the low to mid 60’s.  These two guys were out today,  on the Nanticoke River.  It seems like they couldn’t wait.

 

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The Cats Are Going To Pay For It

February 17th, 2017
dog park

Seen on Facebook

 

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A House Is Not A Home …

February 15th, 2017

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

A chair is still a chair
Even when there’s no one sitting there
But a chair is not a house
And a house is not a home
When there’s no one there to hold you tight
And no one there you can kiss good night

A room is still a room
Even when there’s nothing there but gloom
But a room is not a house
And a house is not a home
When the two of us are far apart
And one of us has a broken heart

Now and then I call your name
And suddenly your face appears
But it’s just a crazy game
When it ends it ends in tears

Darling, have a heart
Don’t let one mistake keep us apart
I’m not meant to live alone
Turn this house into a home
When I climb the stair and turn the key
Oh, please be there still in love with me

Songwriters
BURT BACHARACH, HAL DAVID

 

 

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So Easy In Photoshop(tm)

February 15th, 2017
Trump

Photo Illustration

It’s so easy in Adobe Photoshop(tm) to do photo illustrations. Two found Internet images put together can mean so many things.

For example, the above could be used to suggest The President is being hog-tied and held back by Democratic Party opposition, knee jerk liberals, and other who voted for “Crooked” Hillary.

At the same time, it could suggest that hes bat_sh!t crazy.

 

 

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Photo Beach Bash

February 14th, 2017

Coastal Camera Club flyer

 

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