October 2011

Pumpkin Carving: Bob vs Google


I thought it would be nice to challenge the Google Doodle pumpkins. You know, the cool, holiday-decorated logo on their search page this Halloween. They may have had a larger problem to solve with 1000-pound pumpkins, but heck, they’re Google with all the resources in the world. I had to go with a simple approach and 5-pound pumpkins. I hope you had a great Halloween. Let the Christmas shopping season begin. -RL


Pumpkins 2011

Click on one of the photos to make them larger.This is my first attempt at making a photo gallery with WordPress.The photographs were taken with the Retro Camera app on my iPhone. Have a great Halloween weekend. 🙂

Useful Dog Tricks

I need to teach my dogs a few new tricks.
They’re not doing much work around the house. 🙂


Josh Woodworth performs the song, “Coffee,” from “Useful Dog Tricks”.
For those who know me, it’s a perfect song. -RL


More Fall Colors

Photographs by Robert Lachman ? 2011

Washington Island, Wisconsin – Canon S95 Camera
(Top photo) HDR three images with Photomatix and (bottom photo) Single image with Photoshop, Topaz Adjust and OnOne Focal Point software.

My Latest Podcast

Episode #2 of the Photography and the Mac podcast has made it to iTunes. I’m on a roll. Did I say I would try and have one published every week? It’s just a few of my random thoughts each week about all things photography, Mac, iPhone and iPad rolled into a short, quick podcast. I’m planning interviews and reviews soon. It’s just a short trip to the iTunes store to check it out.

This week I talk about getting a new iPhone 4S, along with a few holiday prep ideas.

The band Moostache is featured on the podcast.

Check it out at the iTunes store.

Early Morning Fog

iPhone Photograph by Robert Lachman ? 2011

My first photo using the new iPhone 4S with the Hipstamatic App.

Huntington Beach, California


iPhone 4S Day One

It was certainly time to replace my iPhone 3GS. The battery life was down to a couple hours and the camera features a meager 3.2 megapixels. It was time to upgrade. I do miss the form factor of the older iPhone 3. It seemed easier to handle with the rounded corners, plus it’s sturdier. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dropped it. It certainly was my best cell so far.

It was just time to let technology take its course. My seven-thousand photos were bulging at the memory seams. I went with the 32G version so I should have plenty of room to operate. It doesn’t seem possible I could fill up all the on-board flash memory, but I suppose it will happen with all the movies, apps, podcasts, audio-books and music available to download.

Now, I have more speed, a new carrier, and an eight-megapixel camera, so I’m really looking forward to giving it a spin. -RL


My New Photo & Mac Podcast

Subcribe to my new podcast on iTunes

I just posted my first podcast on iTunes. It will be my? weekly thoughts on the world of photography, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The podcast will feature my reviews, the latest and greatest, plus an occasionally an interview.

It’s probably not?going to be too groundbreaking, but I’ve always wanted to give it a try. I plan to produce a 15 to 20 minutes a show. If you have any suggestions for topics, be sure to send me a note.

Fall Colors

TwoRedBarn“Fall Colors” – Washington Island, WI and Huntington Beach, CA

parkwalkHDRHDR Photographs by Robert Lachman ? 2011

“Two Red Barns” and “Huntington Central Park Lake”

HDR meets Washington Island, Wisconsin last week and my walk this morning. Both were photographed with my Canon S95, three exposures, and processed with Photomatix and Photoshop CS4. One day I might even start carrying around a small tripod.