Author: Ron Dawson

  • All There Is to See

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite.”                               —William Blake There’s one more little point that needs to be made with regard to those three mystery pictures I posted…

  • Old Photos Answers

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer To answer the questions from the previous post: One: Yep, the man in the lower right is “Stick Man” from the cover of Led Zeppelin IV, the 1971 record album that now has sold 37 million copies worldwide and includes “Black Dog” and “Stairway to…

  • Old Pictures

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Three mystery photos for you. No fair looking, and, if you already know the answers, please wait just a bit before commenting so others can guess first. This is a spread from an old 19th century photo album called Reminiscences of a Visit to Shaftesbury,…

  • eBay Returns

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer [Is it safe to peek back out of the rabbit hole? That last post dang near killed me—took two days to write. I would have gotten it done yesterday, but yesterday was my birthday and I spent half the day on the phone! I talked…

  • Open Mike: Do This With Your Hands (OT)

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Question: Do you think it’s weird that there’s a whole category of keyboards marketed to gamers, as well as many aimed at software developers, coders, and other adepts and computer ninjas, but no category of keyboards marketed to writers? Serious question. Sign o’ the times,…

  • Elliott’s $11.5 Million Fixer-Upper

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer When I wrote about Elliott Erwitt’s house for sale in the Hamptons this past week, someone said it would be a long commute to the City. Not really—because it’s a trip you make only once a week, or less. Elliott’s real commute was eight stories.…

  • Time to Pay the Computer Tax

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer I need to get a new computer by mid-August. I wonder if anyone could give me advice on new Macs. It’s kind of funny that just the other day I was bragging about how I can do a deep dive on a subject and get…

  • Fujifilm X100 VI Gets IBIS! Woo-Hoo!

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Surely one of the landmark cameras of the whole digital era is the Fujifilm X100 series, which started in 2010 and just now reached its sixth, count ’em, sixth, iteration. It was a surprise smash hit, and propelled Fuji into its current role as a…

  • House For Sale

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Augh. This is very sad. It’s a house for sale. It’s right in the center of East Hampton, a village way out near the Eastern tip of Long Island. As you might know, the farther out you go on Long Island, the more exclusive and…

  • Open Mike: Demystification and the Six Stages of Acquisition

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer In 2021 (probably as a COVID distraction) I decided to start wearing a watch again. But I needed a watch. Just one. I bought, um, eight. Last year, I decided I could make myself happier if I learned to enjoy all the everyday things I…