From my Flickr: “The Washington Bureau”

When I’m traveling on my own, I don’t really go out and see the sights until 9 or 10. I was relieved when Mrs. Holstein assured me that they didn’t intend to leave the hotel and start seeing the sights until late in the day. Of course, dopey me: the Holsteins are very early risers.…

This Soviet 1,100mm Lens is Basically a Telescope with a Camera Mount

This Soviet 1,100mm Lens is Basically a Telescope with a Camera Mount: Ever wanted to strap a portable telescope to the end of your camera and carry it around? With the soviet-made MTO 1000A 1,100mm f/10.5 mirror lens, you can just about do it. A monster of a lens, Christopher Frost Photography put it through…

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Finally got to meet my friend’s awesome puppy! (Yes. Puppy.) Once again, I can hear my Doggie Owning Biological Clock ticking. THAT FUZZY WUZZERFUL FACE!! Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1qVcudK

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The Holsteins wanted to visit the White House while they were in town. They weren’t like the usual visitors, son they attracted a little attention initially. But the Secret Service knew that the family wouldn’t be a problem. Cows are the one kind of tourists who absolutely respect fences. Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1T1ZpWE

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First live-fire practical field test of COW CATCHER 9000 was a STUNNING success. And now, the bidding war for the patent begins. Or would that Skeezix the Nobel Prize I’m surely going to win this year? Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1SEGX9A

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After a final farewell breakfast, the Wedding Weekend is over. Meeting up with a friend for lunch, with wedding media in my pocket. There can still be a wedding video if my room is broken into OR I’m mugged, but not both. Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1VMrsjK

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It was a lovely wedding that left me in the sort of mood where afterward, I found myself going for a long midnight stroll, walking slowly, with my hands clasped behind my back. I sorted through a great many wonderful thoughts. The time allowed their flavors to steep and deepen. The nice thing about this…

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I’m wearing three competing patterns and textures. …I thought it would add a “wow” factor, Tim. …Yes, Tim, I know what Nina will probably say…I do think I can defend this to the judges… Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1SBXjzG

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WedCam 6 – Pen camera. I had it running in case I talked to the groom and he thought it’d be amazing to have this in the pocket of his jacket. The top bit contains the lens and is the only thing the world can see. I could just hand it over and that would…

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Back in my hotel room. Wanna rest & rehydrate before the reception, and this is also a good chance to make backups of the files from the primary cameras. Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1SBKHZf

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WedSound – “let’s just hope for better sound than what I get from any of the cameras.” Was hoping to plug this into church mixing board but couldn’t test it first. I settled for “better” instead of a risky “best.” Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1Wjjltt