Oxygen – O – Lifegiver

Oxygen (O – Atomic number 8) is certainly something we couldn’t live without – or in fact couldn’t live at all if the concentrations in the atmosphere were much more or less.  But I guess if the levels had fluctuated more or been different then we wouldn’t have evolved quite the way we did.  I […]

Yttrium – Y – Clear white light

Yttrium (Y – Atomic number 39) is another transition metals (like Iron) and was named after the town in Sweden, Ytterby, where the mineral (Ytterbite) in which it was first found was picked up from a quarry. Today Yttrium has a number of uses – as its oxide it is added to glass for camera lenses to […]

Saving Projects to SharePoint–and opening them again! Part 1

***Update 6/8/2016 – We issued a fix in the March 2016 Update for Project Professional 2013 –  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3114843 When you open a Project file from a SharePoint document library, the file is sometimes opened as read-only when it should be read and write. In other cases, the project is sometimes opened as read and write […]

Br – Bromine – Bromide prints

Bromine – (Br – Atomic number 35 – and one of the halogens) has one very obvious use in photographic emulsions.  Of course there shouldn’t be any bromide left after development and fixing – but looking at some of the discoloration perhaps there is some here. Bromine comes from the word meaning ‘stench’ and I remember […]

Fe – Iron – Aurora and Fremont Bridges

Iron (Fe, Atomic number 26) is my first element in my Periodic Table of photographs. Here represented as steel used in a couple of local bridges. Aurora Bridge, in the background, or more correctly called the George Washington Memorial Bridge, carries Highway 99 over the Lake Union Ship Canal.  For an fascinating picture of the last […]