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Colin Devroe

Photographer. Podcaster. Blogger. Reverse Engineer.

After further study, what I photographed was an American Mink and not a Fisher. I’ll have to provide an update.

Adrian (aows) on Photography

Adrian (aows):

An imperfect composition, a rather dark or bright image, and less than ideal conditions could be ingredients for a great image.

His Instagram account is one of my favorites. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea at first glance, but if you read his FAQ you’ll see what his goal is for his photography. He writes:

I’m not trying to reproduce reality. Every image I make is an attempt at expressing myself and showing what that place, object, whatever, means to me.

I believe his images do exactly that.

In case you missed it, I published an episode of my podcast that tells the story behind these three photographs. Some of my favorite that I’ve taken in the last month.

How to enjoy a long winter

Jason Kottke:

I decided that because I live in Vermont, there is nothing I can do about it being winter, so it was unhelpful for me to be upset about it. I stopped complaining about it getting cold and dark, I stopped dreading the arrival of snow. I told myself that I just wasn’t going to feel like I felt in the summer and that’s ok — winter is a time for different feelings.

I’ve decided the same long before I read Jason’s post but it was a good reminder for me. I’m also going to make the best of winter. I’m going to embrace the differences this season brings and I’m now looking forward to that. Also, the worse the winter the more I’ll enjoy spring!

Lackawanna River American Mink – November 2019

This is a special episode. This is the first time I set out with a specific objective in mind (rather than just exploring or wandering) and I accomplished it!

The animal in the first image is, I’ve now learned more accurately, an American Mink (not a Fisher or Skink as I thought previously). It is in the weasel family and I can’t believe I found him.

Please enjoy this episode. I know I enjoyed recording it.

Edit: In the audio I misidentify this animal several times. I use mink, weasel, skink (which is a lizard) and fisher! Nearly in the same breath! Sorry about that. I had to get back and carefully look through the photos and compare them with what I’ve found online to figure out this was a mink after all.

Pano from 12 images
f/22 ∙ 1/60sec ∙ 55mm ∙ ISO 400
f/16 ∙ 1/160sec ∙ 250mm ∙ ISO 400

Greenfield Road – October 2019

These images, and this audio, are from the very first episode of Photowalking with Colin. At the time of the recording I was experimenting with a new app, a setup, a process. I had never published the images! So I thought I’d get around to that today.

If you haven’t already listened to the audio, you’ll hear that I stop and ask a nearby neighbor, who I now know as Walt, for access to his property to shoot a few photos. The story of his property, being somewhere that people used to pay $1 a car to park and swim some 60 or so years ago, was unexpected.

I think it was this experience, over any other, that led me to continue and create the podcast. I’m glad I did because I’m really enjoying it.

👋 to the 1 person in Japan that listened to the most recent episode of my podcast. I see you.

Two recent modern frustrations: Open an app I had open previously, it opens to its default view rather than where I was. Hit the back button in my browser, the page is no longer the same as it was when I was there. This is a regression of how things used to be.

The latest episode of Photowalking with Colin is getting a fair number of listens. Cheekily looking at the stats and the drone episode is now the most popular with the testing the iPhone 11 Pro Max episode coming in second. Oh, and new cover art now!

I didn’t realize Disney+ had profiles until Mike Haynes mentioned it. Excellent.