Like Being On The Road


Sometimes just leaving Orleans Parish is like going on a road trip, not that I drove very far, maybe 12 miles. But, it’s another world. I had to buy some electronics and a paint bucket. Best Buy is the best place for digital gear. I was grumbling while I drove. I had to buy aContinue reading “Like Being On The Road”

What A Day


There were days when I drove from Albuquerque to Santa Fe to run errands. Even thought ABQ had to old school camera stores within short walking distance from each other, neither had a great selection of printing paper. Two stores in Santa Fe did. I’d start my day early, having breakfast out on the road,Continue reading “What A Day”

Life Is A Highway


This is one of those days when the picture has nothing to do with the topics. In fact, I have two subjects that I’d like to discuss. But first, this is a road on the back side of the Sandia Mountain Range, making it slightly northeast of Albuquerque. Often, search for a PAD meant takingContinue reading “Life Is A Highway”

Queen Of The Highway


Here I go again. Driving and making pictures. You know how I do it so I won’t go there. I will head over to intensity. I talk about not taking the picture, instead letting the picture take you. I discuss the zen of photography. I talk about practicing until you don’t think about what youContinue reading “Queen Of The Highway”

Rain King


The rain came down. Then the temperature dropped. Finally, we are turning a corner into pleasantness. At least, for now. The passing of winter to spring is always interesting in the swamp. May you have an interesting life is one of the most harshest of Chinese curses. I think most people are like dogs. WeContinue reading “Rain King”

Where The Beauty Is


The original title was going to be “The Boys of Summer,” after reading about a number of great baseball players of my youth passing. But, Eddie Van Halen died. He was 65, a year younger than I am now. He died after a very long battle with cancer. He family was with him. He wasContinue reading “Where The Beauty Is”

The Blue Distance


Get out of the French Quarter, I tell visitors. I don’t mean quite as far out as the locations in these pictures. Going to some of these places would mean really long days for some of them. But, I live here. I can pick them off one by one when the light and the heatContinue reading “The Blue Distance”

Uh Oh


Driving. You are looking at the CBD — Central Business District — of New Orleans. The timing was perfect. I made a lot of frames of the scene from the interstate. Even though I’ve been known to drive and make pictures, I had a driver this time. We were going to The French Quarter. That’sContinue reading “Uh Oh”

South To Louisiana


It’s that time again in Southeastern Louisiana. It would have been Jazzfest time if CoVid-19 didn’t come roaring in like a hellound from the grave. It’s also a time when there is a very clear dividing point between the coolish, dry air of spring and the heat of summer. The first week of Jazzfest isContinue reading “South To Louisiana”