I am a photography and quilting hobbyist associated with several clubs in the area of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Arts and crafts generally, and photography and needlework particularly, have been joys throughout my life. Among other things, too many to name, I love quilts, and the tools and materials and knowhow that allow me to make them...

Other interests and attention seem to follow a very long meandering course around basic human needs of food, clothing, shelter, health and well being, communication, transportation, and other tools and techniques we use to meet those needs. There is only so much time in a day...

Excepting photos that include people, I am generally fine with releasing photos under a Creative Commons license. However, I like to be paying attention when I am releasing something into the wild. :-) "Runaways" can leave a sense of loss; "Releases" can bring a sense of pride, graduation, commencement of new beginnings...

Please feel free to email or message me through Flickr any time if you would like to use a photo that has not yet been released, or to show me where a released photo is appearing, or just to say hello.

Tweaking tools often distracts me from my original purpose (thus the vintage sewing machines...).

For the quilting enthusiasts who are curious about these things, currently I piece on a Singer 201K treadle and free motion quilt on a Singer 15-88 treadle. (I find that the bobbin orientation really does make a difference in how they work for certain tasks.) These machines, of course, are not portable, and I also use Singer 99K straight stitch, Singer 401A zigzagger, and other vintage machines for portability, zigzag, and other special requirements.

For the photography enthusiasts who are curious about these things, I included a list of equipment when I first joined Flickr several years ago, and details are below. For quite a while I have used the Olympus E3 almost exclusively, the Nikon D300 having been passed along to my oldest son.

The pictures that appear here on Flickr were taken with the following:

******* Borrowed – Thank you, RP! *******
Olympus E3 w/ battery pack, 4 batteries, charger, USB cable, accessories, CF cards
Sigma 150mm 1:2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, w/ hood
Olympus Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5, w/ hood, Tiffen 67 mm UV Protector
Olympus Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5, Hoya 72 mm UV Protector
Olympus Digital 1.4x Teleconverter EC-14
Olympus Digital Extension Tube EX-25
Sigma 50-500mm Tele Zoom (1:4-6.3) - which I can barely hold; will have to join a gym to use it…
Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod w/ Manfrotto 322RC2 Ball Head & 2 quick release plates

******* Purchased Used – Thank you FF! *******
Nikon D300 w/ 2 batteries, charger, USB cable, accessories, CF cards
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED DX VR, w/ hood, Tiffen 72mm UV Protector
Nikon Speedlight SB-800 w/ batteries, charger
Yong Nuo Wireless Timer Remote Controller MC-36R + Remote Cord, batteries

******* Borrowed – Thank you, CR! *******
Canon 30D, complete kit w/ accessories
Canon wide zoom EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II (?)
200 or 300mm telephoto + teleconverter (?)
wide or normal prime (?)
Canon Speedlite

******* Borrowed – Thank you, DP! *******
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 1000D, complete kit w/ accessories
Canon wide zoom EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II w/ macro
Canon tele zoom EFS 75-300mm w/ macro
Canon Speedlite (580EX and 155a)
JC Penney Tripod, Stroboframe flash bracket

******* First DSLR! Purchased Used – Thank you RP! *******
Olympus E20P, w/ batteries, charger, USB cable, wireless remote release, accessories
Fixed zoom, 9-36mm, w/ macro, hood
Polaroid Close-up Lenses (set of 4 adapters), 62mm, 10x, +1, +2, +4
Fotodiox Step-down rings (7 pieces) 77mm-49mm
Olympus FL-36R

******* First Digital Camera! A Gift. – Thank you AB! *******
Kodak EasyShare C310 w/ batteries, charger, USB cable, accessories & SD cards

******* Borrowed - Thank you, JM! *******
Another digital point & shoot borrowed when my youngest son was a baby and my oldest son was a teenager.

******* Other *******
Sunpak/Quantaray OSX 2001 tripod & 2 quick release plates
Trikon Lite-10 tripod (use as light stand)
Phone cameras
Webcams & Screen Recorders

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Maggie McCain
February 2007
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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