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Parade of Champions

The first annual Edison Concours d’Elegance was held October 18, 2015 in my neighborhood Llewellyn Park New Jersey. The cars drove down the road past my house at first light on the way to the car show at Glenmont, the home of Thomas Alva Edison. These were among the finest collector cars ever assembled in …

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A field guide to wild hood ornaments

From the first annual Edison Concours d’Elegance at Llewellyn Park October 18, 2015 There are 37 of them for your viewing pleasure… Auburn, Bentley, Bugatti, Cadilllac, Duesenberg, Ford, Franklin, Hispano-Suiza, Horch, Huffmobile, Isotta-Frachini, Mercedes, Packard, Pierce Arrow, Rolls-Royce, Steyer, Stutz, and some yet to be identified.

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3D printing – Reality and Fantasy

Spider Diarrhea

We call it spider diarrhea – when the 3D printer fails and makes a mess of extruded filament that looks like a rat’s nest of plastic. It happens to the best of us, but with knowledge and experience it can be a less frequent event.  There are SO many ways for a 3D print to …

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My orphans

Sometimes a friend will offer me an old camera, often it is something interesting that belonged to a grandparent, almost always it is a film camera that hasn’t been used in a long time.  Occasionally it is an early digital camera.  In most cases they don’t work and have become just a paperweight or decorative …

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Film, I shall miss you, R.I.P.

Actually, I don’t miss film at all.  I love digital photography and carry a real digital camera (not just a phone camera) on my belt all day, every day.  When I do want to shoot analog I go back to the 1860’s and do wet-plate collodion pictures.  I am perfectly happy to skip the 20th …

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