If you’re a regular visitor to 75CentralPhotography.com, you’ve probably noticed that things are looking a bit different ’round here. Specifically, we’ve redesigned the site. That’s right, our old trusty design was getting a bit long-in-the-tooth, so we took a stab at a redesign that addresses some of the shortcomings of the previous design, such as 1) responsive layout weirdness, 2) inextensibility (I don’t think that’s actually a word, but basically the old design wasn’t super-extensible, so every time we added a new feature, it was more effort than it should’ve been and 3)...

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  • November 10, 2022

First off, apologies that a) I haven’t actuallly blogged here in over a year; and b), that this usual year-end retrospective is almost a month late. I suck. I know. 😛 As in years past, these are the 10 most-interesting photos I made and shared in 2021 as determined by Flickr’s obscure and mysterious “Interestingness” algorithm. 10. Going Downtown 9. Shadow Grove 8. Walk to the Sea 7. Twilight Graves 6. In the Mysterious Hills 5. Waiting for Last Light 4. Duality 3. Unstructured 2. Among the Red Rocks On the Range  

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  • January 24, 2022

As in years past, these are the 10 most-interesting photos I made and shared in 2020 as determined by Flickr’s obscure and mysterious “Interestingness” algorithm. 10. Twisted 9. The Lonesome Tree at Evening 8. Dam Danger 7. On the Forest Highway 6. Skybound 5. Pumping Petroleum 4. Early-Morning Solitude 3. Autumn Backroad 2. Placid Dawn Countryside Drive Sadly, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to complete any of the travel we had planned on in 2020, so most of our photos this year are from the North Texas region where...

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  • January 3, 2021

(Note: This post originally appeared on my new mostly-non-photography blog [robotsprocket]) If you’ve read the title of this post and are wondering “what is this EXIF thing?”, then here’s a bit of information. EXIF is an acronym for EXchangeable Image File Format. And, no, I don’t know why it’s not “EXIFF”. Basically, it’s metadata tagged onto a digital image that contains information about that image. This, along with another group of metadata, IPTC, is used by digital photographers to keep track of information about such things as camera/lens settings, geographic information and copyright...

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  • May 18, 2020

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you might’ve noticed that sometimes, on the rare occasions that I do post, I don’t strictly post about photography. Instead, I post code or lamentations over lost family members or other random things. Since this is a photoblog, I’ve decided that I should stick with photography here and start collecting this other stuff somewhere else. So, consider this the official announcement of [RobotSprocket], my new blog where I share everything else. I’ve just started it, so bear with me while I work out some...

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  • April 19, 2020

*Or how a neural network changed everyday people into Eldritch Abominations.

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  • February 7, 2020

When I was a little kid, my parents made sure that we went on adventures to see the world, or at least the world that they had the time and means to expose us to, which usually meant our home state of Texas. From our home in East Texas, we went to easy-to-reach places such as Dallas and Fort Worth, and more-distant locales, such as Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Big Bend and the Rio Grande Valley. One of the common denominators of these trips was my late father carrying around his Minolta...

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  • August 12, 2019