Author: George Burgyan

St. Andrews

After the walk around Green Lake, Ennie and I ducked into St. Andrews on Aurora and 75th. I still had some of the Delta 3200 loaded in the M7. With the added light it made for an easy shot–and I love the grain. Leica M7 + 50mm Summilux ASPH @ perhaps f/4. Delta 3200 (pushed to 3200) developed in...

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Late fall walk of Seattle

Reflections Building Amazon Steps Lunch friend Bier Pizzaria Sleep Roadworks Pupper! Sunset from the office Metall Schmetterling All shot on Ilford Delta 400 with a Leica M7 + Summilux 50mm. Various exposure settings. Post processing with scanning and Abobe...

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Lights, Perfectly Imperfect

I loaded up the Leica M7 with Ilford Delta 3200 film last night. I posted pictures from the M10–which of course required no development–last night. This picture, technically, isn’t good. I moved a bit and blurred the right side. I don’t care. This is what the night felt like last night. Dark. Bits of light. A glow. The beauty of the imperfections of the film as well. The grain. The halation circles around the brightest of lights; the angry photons bouncing around the emulsion since they are, in fact, too angry. Shadows of the trees against the black of...

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Green Lake Pathway of Lights 2017

It was challenging to shot this year. The range between the brights and the darks (the dynamic range) was beyond what I would really capture with the Leica M10 with high enough ISO to barely hand-hold. I also shot the M7 with Delta 3200 and those negatives look pretty thin too.  :-/ Maybe if I lugged the tripod along I might’ve been able to extend the DR with a lower ISO. Next...

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Foggy Walk in Greenwood

I’ve always been a fan of the foggy walk. The fog descended upon us while walking home from Wing Dome. I don’t like to drive through fog, but a leisurely stroll through it is always calming. Taken with an iPhone...

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Biggest Sexual Organ?

There’s the oft-repeated saying that plainly states “that the brain is the biggest sexual organ.” That got me thinking. (And, I suppose that thinking can be sexy… meow…) Is it the biggest?   First, let’s take a step back and consider what it means to be the biggest. You can argue that this can be measured by either weight or volume, but luckily the two will wind up being about the same when we’re talking about human soft tissue. Human density ranges from around 0.9 g/cm^3 for fat to around 1.1 g/cm^3 for brain tissue. Muscle weighs in, literally, at...

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Done

I had one of those days when you get to work and are just tapped out. The project I was working on had a lot of interaction with another team — the team happened to be in India, a full 13-and-a-half hours away. For the past couple of weeks, I was working both Pacific time along with India time. I got my work done, finally, and just basically crashed. Hard. At least tonight I can rest without threat that I’ll have to work with the India team for a bit. No, I’m not opposed to working with other teams… just when it feels like two jobs all in one it tends to burn one...

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Calling HR?

Today I got an invite today from way up in the org for a holiday happy hour for my group. This is, of course, normal. Then I looked at the clip art on top of the email… I watched the training videos at work about sexual harassment and all that. Everything about this seems like an HR violation. We were even warned that a kind hand on a shoulder could be misconstrued and could lead to liability. So don’t do it. Hands on hips at work? Verboten for sure! (Yes, I know this is silly clip art… I’m just...

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