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My major effort in the last month has been to complete the overhaul of my photography pages. I built a completely new photography home page that shows a much cleaner interface and then worked on finishing each of the galleries.
Nonetheless, I've had just enough time to work on a few photographs, including this dramatic one of the bald eagle perched on an old snag of a tree.
In January, I said that I had started to post some of the year-end holiday book guides from some of the better photography magazines. At the time, I had just posted the guides from Outdoor Photographer Magazine from 2000-2004. I've now added the 2004 holiday book list from Shutterbug Magazine too.
Outdoor Photography Magazine has a regular feature where they publish a Book of the Month list with fairly detailed reviews. I haven't found many other sources of good advice on photography books so I have included these lists on my site as well as a reference resource.
|Outdoor Photography 2005 Book of the Month List|
|Outdoor Photography 2004 Book of the Month List|
|Outdoor Photography 2003 Book of the Month List|
The Beckoning Silence by Joe Simpson
This book won a National Outdoor Book Award in 2003. From the citation: "This is the story of a mountaineer in the autumn of his career coming to grips with his own mortality and dwindling physical resources. An extraordinary storyteller, Joe Simpson takes us on a series of adventures which span the globe."
Our vineyard has gone into winter dormancy. At some point in the next month or two, I'll prune the vines to prepare for the 2005 growing season. The goal is to get enough fruit to make a gallon or two of wine, maybe...
Speaking of wine, a few weeks ago, we pulled the corks on a couple of bottles of 1998 Domain Drouhin (Oregon) pinot noir. A lovely wine - powerful, intense, but smooth and with quite a bit of fruit remaining. Really quite nice and a shame that I only have one bottle left. Still, the Drouhin was completely overshadowed by the 1998 Cayuse Cellars Syrah - a huge wine - all power and no finesse. A memorable wine!
|Nature Photography Directories
- Nature Photography Top 100
- Photography Sites.com
I must be in a rut this month - I haven't visited many sites that are truly memorable this time around. I'll have to track some of my site visits more carefully next month so that I can list something new.
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