Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography

Observations by Photographer Mark Urbin

Army Cadet with Saber

Army Cadet with Saber, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

From the 2009 Boston University Tri-Service ROTC Pass in Review. A BU Senior Army ROTC cadet in Class A uniform marching with a saber.

Update: November 9, 2009.  This photograph, with the copyright watermark cropped off, has been appearing on an ad on Facebook without my knowledge or consent.  If you see it, please send me a screenshot and report that ad as using copyrighted material without the owner’s consent.

Update: November 16, 2009. I heard from Facebook, and they claim to have pulled the ad with my photograph, but won’t give me any data on the company that was using it without my consent.  I’m glad that the ad was pulled but, Facebook could have handled this better.


April 26, 2009 Posted by | Events, New England, People, Photography | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A bit of cleanup

I’ve scrubbed a few hundred photos off my flickr account over the past couple of days.  There will be more pruning.  Flickr just isn’t what it used to be a couple of years ago and that home page redesign (pushed on the users even though the majority of beta testers didn’t like it from what I understand) was a serious step backwards in usability.

I’ll be focusing on building up my smugmug site and letting the flickr account fade.

October 22, 2008 Posted by | Urbin Photography | , | Leave a comment

Kings Brass playing at Yosemite

Kings Brass, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

Serendipity is a wonderful thing. I was taking the Valley tour and when we pulled into Vista point, there was a Brass Band playing. The band was Kings Brass, which was traveling between gigs through Yosemite Valley. They decided that was a wonderful place to jam.

I have to say they were right.

July 8, 2008 Posted by | People, Yosemite | , , , | Leave a comment