Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography

Observations by Photographer Mark Urbin

The death of Picasa

Google is ending support for their Picasa application on March 15, 2016.

The product is being dropped in favor of their Google Photos online app.  To be honest, it does fit their business model better.

If you are not familiar with the products, here is the key difference.  Photos works on images you have stored online, in your Google account.  Picasa works on images you have stored locally.

I’ve got a lot of images, and most of them are stored locally.  Not planning on moving all them online any time soon either. Picasa was my “go to” product on a new system.  It was quick, easy to use, and remarkably feature rich, especially considering price.

I’ll still be using it, along with some other tools, including Lightroom (I bought a copy, before the subscription model was introduced), but at some point, Picasa won’t be worth loading anymore.

If you haven’t downloaded Picasa, and you want to try it, you should do it soon.

 

February 14, 2016 Posted by | Photography, software, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Zoll Wine



Zoll Wine, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

Zoll Wine of Shrewsbury, MA (zollwine.com) is present at the Westborough Farmers Market. The fellow working the booth is a Chemical Engineering Major at WPI.

July 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Saint Bernard Keg

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One of my sons got a Saint Bernard, so I had to get a keg for the beast.

The son in question is a Helicopter pilot, the sticker was his idea.

June 13, 2012 Posted by | Photography, Urbin Photography | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blackhawk coming in for a landing



Blackhawk coming in for a landing, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

Got some nice Blackhawk pictures. Just like the post processing on this one.

May 27, 2012 Posted by | Photography, Travel | , , , , | Leave a comment

Leaning



Leaning, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

Some old headstones a bit off center in historic Lexington, MA.

May 8, 2012 Posted by | New England, Photography, Urbin Photography | , , | Leave a comment

Pop Art Puppy

Pop Art Puppy

Michael the Saint Bernard when he was just a wee tiny puppy.

May 7, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Canon announces the 5D Mark III full frame DSLR

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR

ISO up to 25600, full HD video and a magnesium alloy body.

Yes, I want one.🙂

March 2, 2012 Posted by | Gear, Photography | Leave a comment

Sea World Orcas

I was in San Diego a few months ago and got a few nice Orca pictures.

 

February 29, 2012 Posted by | Photography, Travel | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scary Lamp Post!

Scary!  A bit of left over scenery from the old Spooky World location.

 

 

 

October 24, 2011 Posted by | Black and White, New England, Photography, Urbin Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

A railroad bridge over the Charles River.

 

 

October 21, 2011 Posted by | New England, Photography, Urbin Photography | , , , | Leave a comment