A collection of 29 posts
In 1923, a well-windowed wood cabin was erected on top of McGuire Mountain, for the purpose of detecting forest fires in the area around Eureka, Montana. Eureka sits in a valley between mountain ranges just south of the Roosville border crossing between the United States and Canada. McGuire Mountain Lookout
Photos from the 2010s
On 12/31/2019, I posted the following Twitter thread about photos I'd taken in the 2010s. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • tweet [https://twitter.com/dmahugh/status/1212195940234170368] • I took a LOT of photos in the 2010s: 203,913 photos in my backups, although that number is skewed high by days when I
A decade of Jamie & Alice
Today we published a photo book commemorating a decade of Jamie and Alice's adventures. It's huge and expensive, so it may only sell one copy (which we've already ordered). But there's a free PDF download version that anyone can enjoy. Click here for the free PDF version. [https://drive.google.
Seattle Pride Festival 2019
An album of favorite photos from Trans Pride Seattle [https://www.transprideseattle.org/], the Seattle Dyke March [http://seattledykemarch.com/], and the Seattle Pride Parade [https://www.seattlepride.org/parade/]. It was great to meet so many of my Microsoft colleagues who organized groups for the events! There's a gallery
London, Ireland, Madrid & Nice
We've never taken a full 3-week vacation before. This could get addictive! This post includes a few favorite photos from our trip. We flew from Seattle to London, where we spent the night of our 13th wedding anniversary in a hotel with a spectacular view of Tower Bridge. Unexpected bonus:
One year with the Nikon D850
Over the last 20 years, I've carried 7 different Nikons: N90s, F100, D40, D70, D700, D800, and the D850, which turns 1 year old today. To me, the F100 was the pinnacle of film cameras: sturdy and reliable, well-designed, with state-of-the-art performance and capabilities. The D850 is the first digital
Women's March on Washington, 2019
A few favorite photos from the rally at Freedom Plaza after the march on Saturday, January 19, 2019. We were also in DC for the inaugural women's march two years ago – here are photos of the 2017 Women's March [https://sway.office.com/oygvnF0eANn5wTyg?ref=Link&loc=play].
FFmpeg is a popular command-line tool for converting, encoding, decoding, and editing audio and video files, and if you work with audio or video it's a tool you'll find useful over and over again. It's free, fast, cross-platform, widely used, and well supported. In this post I'll provide a brief
In December of 2018, Mom and I took a cruise to Antarctica [https://www.quarkexpeditions.com/en/antarctic/expeditions/antarctic-explorer-discovering-the-7th-continent] on the Ocean Endeavor from Quark Expeditions, thus checking the 7th continent off our life list for each of us. Special thanks to my cousin David Phillips, who sponsored Mom's
Gathering Of The Juggalos 2018
Photos from the 19th Gathering Of The Juggalos, July 18-21, 2018 in Legend Valley, Ohio. All photos by Doug Mahugh, but I don't care what you do with them. Parking Lot Party We arrived in Legend Valley around 6PM the evening before the Gathering began, and spent a few hours
Verifying backup drives
I prefer managing my backups myself on a set of replicated USB drives, for all the reasons I’ve covered before [https://www.dougmahugh.com/my-backup-process/]. This approach works great for me, but it’s vulnerable to human error because I manually copy new backup content to the drives. While
Creating time-lapse videos
Time-lapse sequences have become de rigueur in many types of video, movie and TV production. As a typical example of their popularity, the hit series Breaking Bad had nearly 40 of them: Time-lapse video clips typically last only a few seconds (although some are much longer [https://www.youtube.com/
How many photos have I taken with my camera?
Cameras wear out eventually, but a quality lens is a lifetime investment. This is an important concept to remember, the next time you’re tempted to buy an expensive lens. Go for it, it’s an investment! One of the things that wears out on your camera is the shutter.
Jamie and Alice's Books
> UPDATE: this 2013 post covers the photo books about Jamie and Alice's first three years. In 2019, we also made a book commemorating a decade of Jamie and Alice [https://www.dougmahugh.com/jamie-alice/]. We’ve put together three books so far of photos of Jamie or Jamie and Alice.