Deck the Halls


The decoration was hanging on my tree. I saw it. I photographed it. I had my way with it. I turned a digital photograph into something that looks like a painting. I think it works. Does it? The more I look at it, the more it looks like one of those old-fashioned Christmas cards thatContinue reading “Deck the Halls”

Christmas Trees


It’s almost here. Christmas. Today is the day before the day before. Excitement is in the air. Everybody is being good. Even the dogs. Packages are arriving… to our neighbor’s houses. Because we don’t want anybody to know where they are coming from. Very, very sneaky in this house. For us, Christmas Eve is the thing.Continue reading “Christmas Trees”

Blue Christmas


It’s funny about these things. I had a multiple image story planned for today. Then stuff happened. I suffered the usual Monday morning digital blues. I have no idea why this happens every Monday on my main machine. First, the processing software hangs up. Then, Spotify hangs up. My internet browser slows down. I loseContinue reading “Blue Christmas”

Christmas Stuff


So. The next 7 days will be about Christmas. Hopefully, you’ll like that. Most of what I do for Christmas pictures is work in various neighborhoods and make pictures of what I see. This one was made through a window looking into a hotel. Not a lobby. Just a window with an open room. SeeContinue reading “Christmas Stuff”

A Little Christmas


I’ve been looking for the right window and the right tree for a long while now. I finally found it. This is what I call a little picture. It’s not a detail. It’s not something big and bold. It is something that you walk by and might not even look at twice. But, it speaksContinue reading “A Little Christmas”

Bright, Pink & Shiny


So. It is another week. I’ve made an executive decision. At least as much of one as I’m allowed to make around here. No bad news this week. No endless experts talking about the same stuff over and over and over. None of that. I saw a bunch of so-called reaction pictures that were takenContinue reading “Bright, Pink & Shiny”

An Evening Sky


This week. Whew. I was stumbling around in my files around trying to find a peaceful Sunday picture. I still want to keep my promise and publish Christmas pictures until the big day. But. But. But. I’m feeling pretty numb just about now. I don’t think I’m feeling much different from most of the peopleContinue reading “An Evening Sky”

Back Home


Not yet. Soon. One night I was out looking for Christmas. Or something like that. I found this big bright paper star surrounded by red lights. So, I thought why not? When I was reviewing my take I didn’t think much of it. So, it never saw the light of day. Sometimes pictures just haveContinue reading “Back Home”

In A Different Place


So. This Christmas picture is really Christmasy. How could it not be? It’s a Christmas tree photographed simply and cleanly using one of my framing tricks which is to leave a lot of sky in the background. It was made in New Mexico. That’s probably why there is such nice blue sky and light. OfContinue reading “In A Different Place”