always wanted to share my photography with people and take them to some
"places" that they might not have the opportunity to. Hopefully,
with this website, I can accomplish that. The beauty of a photograph is
it's ability to "take you there", if for just a brief moment in
time. Whether it's a majestic Key
West sunset or just another view from the windshield...
bought my first 35mm camera in 1981 and began then, what has become a photographic
journey across 3 continents, through 49 states, a couple islands and countless
"backyards". Not to mention a predicament or two, or three... LOL. "OldDawgs"
comes from several places. An old nickname, a Tom T Hall song and a change
This site was designed to look best at a
resolution of 1024 x 768 or larger.
I use image-maps/hotspots for links so make sure you roll-over photos.
To make sure your monitor has been configured to view these images as intended,
use the following bar to adjust your brightness and contrast controls.
You should see evenly distributed, distinct shades of gray going from pure
black to pure white. If not, adjust your contrast to somewhere near the middle
of its range, then adjust your brightness until you see all the shades of gray.
Finally, adjust the contrast to your preference.
The photos appearing within this site were taken with the following cameras:
- Minolta XG-1
- Minolta XD-11
- Minolta Maxxum 7
photography on this site was taken on 35mm film, unless otherwise noted.
I mainly use Kodak film. About a 50/50 mix between slide and print film.
I like slide film personally, truer colors. The ability to see the slide from
a projector is a plus and getting to see it drive-in style in the backyard
is just to cool...       ; )
I currently scan my slides/negatives at a native resolution ranging from 1200 to 2400dpi, and save them in TIFF format. This becomes my archive image. I then correct the image using Paint Shop Pro 8 from Jasc
Software and save a copy in JPEG format. This becomes my working image for all changes, leaving the original scan untouched.
I use some Java-Script to hide my E-Mail address from Spammer Robots to avoid
unwanted e-mails. If you don't allow Java-Script and still wish to e-mail
us - use "WoofMasters" at olddawgs.com - be sure to include "No Java" in
the subject line.