Sunday, August 14, 2005

Birding in the Bay Area

I know a 135mm lens isn't enough for serious birdwatchers, but in the San Francisco Bay Area there are plenty of places to get up close and personal. Case in point.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

A Matter of Millimeters

My birthday gift this year is possibly the finest piece of engineering that I've owned -- a 28-135mm image-stabilized, ultrasonic motor (IS, USM) Canon zoom lens. Took it for a spin on my commute to work and around the Berkeley marina. Even in Canada after the metric system came in, I never thought in metric: 75 is a hot day, not 25; I still have no idea how many centimeters tall I am, somewhere between 100 and 200 I'd guess. But for cameras at least I'm starting to think in millimeters!

Saturday, August 06, 2005

First Post - the Origin of BaySquared

I had a dream last night where several interesting things happened, and in the dream I thought, "I'll just write about them on my blog". Whoops, no blog. Time to take care of that.

I love coming up with names for things, but not names that define me -- I'll happily enter a naming contest that someone else has set up, but I don't like to distill my essence into a license plate or online nickname.

BaySquared represents the Then and Now of my life -- growing up in Newfoundland, Canada surrounded by Conception Bay, Trinity Bay, St. Mary's Bay, Bonavista Bay, etc., and now living in northern California where I commute to work over San Francisco Bay (I actually cross the bay 3 times on the way to work), and on vacation head to Monterey Bay, Bodega Bay, and Tomales Bay.