Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pipe quote: William Makepeace Thackeray

“The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected.”

--William Makepeace Thackeray

Sunday, August 5, 2012

"Lashing new ratlines in the rigging"

Lashing on new ratlines in the rigging

Lashing on new ratlines in the rigging

Aboard the Frances and Marion, a Portuguese trawler. Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1942.

Photography by John Collier Jr.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Bayou Night macro shot


I haven't mentioned it on this blog yet, but I recently got a halfway-decent digital camera, so I'm not restricted to relying on lousy cell phone photos anymore.  Here's a macro shot of some Bayou Night.  I hope to post more such photos in the future.  I cropped this one just a little to keep the container out of the photo, so it isn't perfectly proportioned for a computer desktop, but it's very close.  If anyone wants to save this for personal use as their desktop wallpaper, feel free.

This is the only photo I've taken so far on the topic of pipes & tobacco, but if any readers wish to follow my flickr photostream, just click the link to go there.  My new blog that focuses solely on my attempts at photography is With Camera Eye.