Orphan of the Storm


M y thinking changes a little bit every day depending what I read or see or do. I made this photograph a couple for days ago. I started playing with it last night. The picture lead me to the way it looks. Look at the next column for that. I generally listen to music whenContinue reading “Orphan of the Storm”

Must Be The Season Of The Witch


Spooky. Scary. That’s the season. The season of the witch. It’s really scary around swampville today. Sometime early in the morning my phone went crazy with a 36 hour hurricane warning. You have no idea how it feels when you get any kind of notification like that. Your heart pounds. You are wide awake. YourContinue reading “Must Be The Season Of The Witch”

Edges


In between. At the edges. Where the good stuff lurks. Where our imaginations create stuff. Where our dreams arise. Where nightmares come into being. That’s why I like making pictures like this one. At night. Or, dusk. Things are lurking in the darkness. In the shadows. You can see some of it, but not all.Continue reading “Edges”

The Darkness


What do you see? At night? When you are alone? What do you imagine? Late at night? When nobody is around? Do you worry about your bills? About the next day? Maybe even the ultimate thing — dying? Does that make you fearful? Does it scare you? Does it excite you? I’ve been reading someContinue reading “The Darkness”

The Glow


A little mystery. When I was a young photographer, a mentor told me to imagine how a picture might be used when you are actually making it. He was referring to working on location and having a little trouble seeing the end result. For instance, that might mean leaving a lot of “dead space” towardContinue reading “The Glow”

The Big One


Big storm comin’. Soon. Not in New Orleans. Not right now. In this picture. A picture that I made a while back. In New Mexico. Yes. I miss the quality of the light there. It is clean. It is contrasty. It is dry. Without the extreme humidity that we have in the southeast, the sky isContinue reading “The Big One”

Another Dream


The experts tell you not to make a picture that is all bokeh. So you know what I did. Immediately. Simply put, bokeh is the out of focus area in the background of a picture. It’s a Japanese word gone wild. The key is to leave something kind of recognizable in the background. Hopefully, youContinue reading “Another Dream”

Motion Study


Seems like I make some of the pictures that I like best on the way to some place else. This is picture was made on Royal Street as we walked back to the car after making all those Harvest Moon lighted pictures. It was one of my last for the night. There were actually aContinue reading “Motion Study”

A Little Bit About Drive By Shooting


So. It’s Spring in New Orleans. That means lots of hard rain. Lots of clouds. And, in between a little bit of sunshine. I decided to photograph some of that as I was driving from one place to another. As I have written in the past, DON’T YOU DO IT. It’s not a very safeContinue reading “A Little Bit About Drive By Shooting”