Whoo…This page was in dire need of updating.
My name is Ben, and I’m currently a first year graduate student in the department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Most of my time is spent working on math for my classes and preparing material for the section of precalculus that I teach. I still enjoy dancing, mainly salsa at the moment, but I’m trying to branch out a little more here in Eugene. I also enjoy running, playing racquetball, hiking, photography, and generally exploring the outdoors.
The picture above comes from a hike I took with some friends during my last week in Blacksburg to a place called Tinker’s Cliff
At the moment, I have two cameras that I regularly use. The first is an Olympus FE-280, which I’ve had for almost four years now now. It’s a great little camera that fits easily into my pocket (and is smaller than my wallet). My other camera, which I’ve only had for about a year and a half, is a Canon Powershot SX 10 IS, considered a “super-zoom.” It is definitely a lot more bulky than my other camera, but it’s got a 20x optical zoom coupled with the Image Stabilizing technology, which quite frequently blows me away. To go with this camera, I’ve accumulated a couple of cool filters including a circular polarizer and a neutral density (.9) filter.
This blog has been around for a while now, far longer than I had originally thought it would last. During that time, it has changed significantly from just a place for me to put pictures to an opportunity for me to take a deeper look at my work and try to make improvements from there. Every now and then I also use it as a place to jot down my reflections or thoughts about a particular subject that means something to me. It’s gone through various phases of activity, from new pictures several times a week to months at a time without anything. I’m trying to start back into posting here with my new adventures in Eugene, but I won’t promise any regularity.