Terry: Vancouver, BC

Anatolian Shepherd mix

Anatolian Shepherd Mix

Terry is mostly an Anatolian Shepherd mixed with who knows what (his owner is not sure). Terry is huge, close to 100lbs and over 6ft tall when he stands up, like in the photo. He’s the best security system, people are afraid of him just from his stare…

Terry lives in a “small apartment” facing the exit of the underground garage. So Terry passes most of his time on the balcony …

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Max the Mean Dog: Vancouver, BC

Max the Mean Lhasa Apso

Max the Mean Lhasa Apso

I know Max, we live a block away from each other, we cross each other’s path at least 4 times a week. He knows me. He knows my dog: Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte) https://www.sritch.com/tag/dodoite.html. I pet him fairly often…

And still each time we walk by, if he’s in the house, he barks at us from the living room window and he …

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Fujifilm: Metadata

In 2014, everybody, especially Barack Obama, was talking about metadata. The government was denying looking at emails and cellphone texts but only at the metadata.

What is METADATA? It’s data about the data.

People think that raw files are the raw data from the CMOS sensor. It’s not. It’s a structured file that is standardized and that is made of various sections:

  • A header that lists the byte-ordering of the file, the …
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Frank the Pug: Vancouver, BC

Frank the Pug

Frank the Pug

Pugs are one of the most popular purebred breed around. But this is a very recent surge in popularity that started 20 years ago, on July 2nd 1997. How precise is this? Before July 1997, very few people had Pugs, they were as rare as Italian Greyhounds.

On July 2nd, 1997, the movie “Men in Black“ came out and there was a 30 second clip of Frank the Pug at a small …

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In Control: Vancouver, BC

dog in control of the walk

Dog in Control of the Walk

This dog stopped, sat down, and refused to go any further even when her owner was pulling and wheeling in the leash (it was one of these fishing line…).

I don’t know if the dog was confused by me, kneeling on the ground with my camera or by my dog who was patiently waiting behind me.

She looked and looked, then I left. After leaving, I turned around …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Faster Operations

There are many little things that will make the camera faster, but the two main settings are:

  1. Image display
  2. Memory card

Image Display

Menu > Wrench > SCREEN SETTING > IMAGE DISP. > OFF

When the camera’s drive mode is in STILL IMAGE (single), the camera won’t take another exposure while generating the review image.

Memory Card

The memory card speed makes a huge difference. In STILL IMAGE (single) mode, the camera won’t take another exposure …

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Walking on a Leash: Vancouver, BC

walking the dog

Walking the Dog

There’s a big difference between a dog walking on a leash and heeling.

Heeling is a very specific exercise. It’s walking with the dog close to the handler’s left leg and the head turned toward the handler. It’s not walking, it’s hard work for a dog and for the handler.

Dogs need to sniff around during the walk. It’s to know who’s territory they are …

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What’s Happening?

Puzzled: Vancouver, BC

Puzzled: Vancouver, BC

Dogs don’t care about how they look. They care about how they feel and how we feel about them.

This dog, Mick (I think that’s how it’s spelled) looks like he was wet and was dried with a hair dryer so now his hair stands up straight.

When I asked what type of dog it was, the lady didn’t know, she wasn’t the owner. She’s just …

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Another Sausage: Vancouver, BC

Another 'Sausage' Jogging

Another ‘Sausage’ Jogging

I have a soft spot for the Dachshunds, aka the sausages (that’s what I call them). I’m not the only one to call them this way. The more common Dachshund’s nickname is the ‘wiener dog’. The big ears and the eyes…

Her name is Charlie and it’s the female Charlie. It turns out that they didn’t know if their dog was going to be a male or …

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Clumsy: Vancouver, BC

Clumsy Dog

Clumsy Dog

Some people are very clumsy. It’s the same for some dogs, especially some older dogs. This is an older dogs are she’s starting to get some dementia. She forgets things, she forgets her biscuits, her food and occasionally she loose tracks of her legs. She fell a couple of times…

As some dogs get older, they will lose there sense of orientation even in familiar area like getting lost behind the …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: How to Reset the AF Position

This is only for the almost current batch of Fujifilm cameras:

  • The X-100F
  • The X-T2
  • The X-PRO2

The X-T20 and the X-E3 use the touch screen with the zooming and the pinching.

On my X-PRO2, I most often use the AF Zone and I control the position of the zone with the joystick. About half of the time, my AF Zone is not in the middle, but I prefer to start from the …

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