New Work


That’s what photographers of a certain age call images like these. The shadows, mid tones and highlights are nicely balanced. There is no glaring contrast issues. This shouldn’t be mistaken for bokeh, which is the quality of the background of an image.

Of course, bokeh is supposed to be Japanese. To the Japanese people bokeh is a meaningless word that was appropriated by Generation X or Z or Generation 123ABC.

Anyway, look at these photographs. They are all products of my new iPhone 14 Pro. Creamy, smooth and some are even layered with other iPhone produced images.

All of that is really saying something. Especially, for me. My biggest issue is the file size. Snapseed hates RAW iPhone pictures so I have to import them directly to my editing software on the big machine. That’s all good, but I like working on phone pictures on the phone. I suppose you can’t have everything.


My switch from Opera to Firefox as a browser is great. But, the crashing problem is solely a WordPress issue. Once again, it crashed my computer but this time it was different. I was typing text just like I am doing now.

The good news is that with Firefox, the browser rebooted in just a few minutes. The problem is that it dumped all of my saved sites. In fact, Firefox acts as if I had never used it showing me tabs with start up tips and privacy notices.

As I’ve said in the past, I wasn’t made for these times.



7 responses to “New Work”

  1. kunstkitchen Avatar

    Bummer about Firefox crashing. Technology is great, until it isn’t. But your images are creamy.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      It really isn’t Firefox. It’s WordPress. Firefox is fast and safe. WordPress seems to not like anything with much data. Even though my data — pictures — are stripped down to somewhere between 325kb and 800kb which is just about the minimum for publishing a photograph.

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      1. kunstkitchen Avatar

        That explains why I have trouble when I use my phone. It crashes.


      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        I suspect that WP foundation has been built over and over again so that it looks like Rube Goldberg plumbing. I do know that if you want programming done to change the look of your site you have employe a programmer who understands WordPress code and not anything normal.

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      3. kunstkitchen Avatar

        I believe that!


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