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…

From my Flickr: “Best Airbnb EVER!”

The Gardner Museum has many true international art treasures. And yet, I think I took as many photos of the courtyard as I did of the artwork. Can you believe that this used to be somebody’s house?! Sure, of course, Ms. Gardner designed and built it to be an "art museum with an apartment up…

From my Flickr: “Mars Needs Milkmen”

The bad news is that after walking a distance that seemed extreme even for cattle who are used to long drives, Mrs. Holstein is now reasonably convinced that this is not the way back to the dairy. The good news is that technically, they have succeeded in claiming Mars for the bovines. (There was no…

From my Flickr: “Livestock Exchange”

Mr. Holstein was flattered to be invited to sound the ceremonial opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. He was slightly less-flattered when he learned that their regular bell was on the fritz and they just assumed that he would be bringing one of his own, from home, because he’s, you know, a cow.…

From my Flickr: “Half-Anseled”

It’s impossible to come home from Yosemite and not instinctively try to make all of your landscapes look like an Ansel Adams print. Alas, the beard is just the first of many things the master had that I don’t. :) See it here: http://flic.kr/p/FBdRBA

“Religious Liberty”

ALVY: Are you even listening to yourself? And the funny part is…’Religious Liberty’…! You don’t know anything about religious liberty! MAN IN LINE: Oh, really? Well! I’m a former professor of constitutional law. I’m now a lobbyist with a top firm who’s successfully drafted the language that appears in several religious liberty laws that have either been signed…

From my Flickr: “Buds Got Punked”

We got what was likely to be our last snowfall of the season this morning. It’s a nice little joke at the expense of all of the flowers and tree buds that took note of all of the warm weather this month and made the logical conclusion. Today was also the day of another Apple…