Watching The River Flow


No experiments today. No messing around. No disco. No party. Just a pure photograph. A new photograph that I made by accident. That happens sometimes. I was walking to one place when my phone rang and a voice came through the line that said, “Take a picture, you fool.” Not really, but I stopped walkingContinue reading “Watching The River Flow”

Really Big Photograph


T his picture was made in New Mexico a long time back. I forgot about it. While I was digging around in my archives I stumbled upon it. I followed my usual rule of thumb. Tinker with it it until I can’t do anything more. I went beyond that. It was a mistake. So, IContinue reading “Really Big Photograph”

Deep, Dark, And Dreamless


T his isn’t my usual style of Monday photograph. No matter. I like this picture and that’s good enough. It’s probably more about me than I know. It was made at night, which is rare these days. Especially when I’m just using a phone. I suppose I could call it photographer’s luck but luck favorsContinue reading “Deep, Dark, And Dreamless”

Just In Time


I t’s not quite spring yet, but the weather is warming. Nature is starting its march toward the heat and humidity of summer. That’s good because it’s been a long and cold winter. We’ve all been through a lot. I’ve never lived in a time when there were so many big issues occurring at once.Continue reading “Just In Time”

Sometimes at Night


S ometimes, I talk about experimental pictures. Mostly that just means I’ve done something odd in post production. Not this time. I wanted to learn something about my smartphone camera at night. How would it hold up from a proper exposure standpoint? What would happen to the color? Would the image remain sharp enough. TheContinue reading “Sometimes at Night”

More Than The Sky


W ork. It’s all about the work. If it’s important the work is simple, but simple things are hard. In any case, the work is the prayer. I’m sitting here listening to a pod cast with Donnie Osmond. Wait, what? Yes. Donnie Osmond. It turns out he is one helluva a musician and a greatContinue reading “More Than The Sky”

Almost Dark


W ow, oh wow, oh wow. This is another picture that’s been reworked and cropped. What I didn’t notice until I enlarged it are some of the details. The upstairs windows are new, if new means chopped out of the wall in the late 1800s. How do I know? Aside from the sloppy finishing jobContinue reading “Almost Dark”

It Ain’t Over Yet


L earning. Always learning. Practicing. Always practicing. Mostly trying to have fun with the pictures I make. It wasn’t always that way. Pictures were how I made my living. I don’t do that so much now. For sure, I still accept assignment but I don’t go courting them. That is too much work. As youContinue reading “It Ain’t Over Yet”

Been In The Storm


T his post was inspired by a band called Ranky Tanky. They are a Gullah band from the Lowcountry area of South Carolina. They play a kind of country jazz. I’m always amazed at how many of their songs I know. Songs that were covered by The Rolling Stones and Little Feat. The good newsContinue reading “Been In The Storm”