Simple


A new week, a new approach. It is so new that the flower is still standing. Usually something like this blooms and the next day it’s gone. No. Humans didn’t pick them. Birds eat them. And, that’s a good thing. Anyway. A little good news. You’ve all read about my physical travails. No need toContinue reading “Simple”

Silence.


I have a need for solitude, she wrote. That’s what this picture is about. Quietness and solitude. And, peace. I’m going on a news diet. I can’t keep reading about… everything. That’s not true. It’s about to be baseball season. I love baseball. The season is so long that the sport becomes a symbolic ofContinue reading “Silence.”

Mellow Yellow


T here is a period in my life when I liked to make very closely focused pictures that are akin to macro photography. That period started about twenty years ago and continues to this day. Some period, eh? For me, this work is something like a palette cleanser between other, more gritty subjects. Of course,Continue reading “Mellow Yellow”

Sometimes Just The Sky


T hey say to tell another human being. I suppose that’s what I did yesterday. I told all of you. It worked a little and it didn’t. I slept a little better, my head is a little clearer but, that giant hole is still there. So, I called my primary care doctor and asked forContinue reading “Sometimes Just The Sky”

Light and Day


This was a terribly hard picture to make. I couldn’t find the angle. I couldn’t find a clean way to make it. I was working too close. I stood back, worked wide and finally made an image that I liked. Generally, I think a good picture is fairly easy to make, at least in theContinue reading “Light and Day”

Time Passages


Finally. It hit me this morning. I am in mourning. Not for the life we all once had. Although, that’s part of it. I’m in mourning for the passing of time. Not, the time that I’ve been discussing. That time has no meaning, no concept these days. Another kind of time passing. The kind thatContinue reading “Time Passages”

In A Gentle Way


Saturday. The week ends quietly with a simple study of light and color. It’s something that somebody who claims to be a photographer should understand. Lately, on the socials, I’ve seen a lot of pictures that make me wonder. For every good photograph there seem to be three or four pictures that tell me thatContinue reading “In A Gentle Way”

Like Asian Art


Like Asian art. Gentle. Calming. Relaxing. When I saw it, I knew. This was not about the original file. It was about what could be done with it. It was about my vision. My intent after I brought the image home. To be clear, it wasn’t about heavy post production. It was about doing justContinue reading “Like Asian Art”

Shape of Things


Getting close. Close enough to see the details. The shape. The various shades of color. Color. Call this what you want. Is it pink? Is it magenta? Is it something else? If you are trying to match color, as I used to do on a big commercial printing press, it matters. If you aren’t, enjoyContinue reading “Shape of Things”