Something About Stars


H urricanes and water. That’s what we are looking at. We are also looking at a full frame picture, not something made on a phone. It is a reason to leave Louisiana. Two 100 year storms in 16 years. First came Katrina. Then, came Ida. That’s enough right there. It’s enough not to have powerContinue reading “Something About Stars”

Welcome Back Too


E ven though I did a lot to this picture in post production, I’m staying with only one column. I decided to do a lot of work to this picture because I wanted to experiment in a couple of ways. Before we get into that, my doctor’s office’s ears must have been burning. They calledContinue reading “Welcome Back Too”

Little Mysteries


See what I mean? Worry about not making pictures and you start making pictures. Or, I suppose that the pool needs cleaning. One or the other. No worries. After I got done pressing the button, I sent children out to do a man’s work. I tried to tell them it had to be done fromContinue reading “Little Mysteries”

Crystal Blue Persuasion


What I saw… in a dream. I woke up with this in my head. Well, not exactly. But, this picture is close enough. In my dream, I was swimming upward through the color blue in this picture. I was swimming up and up until I broke through the surface with a spray of water andContinue reading “Crystal Blue Persuasion”

Color of the Sun


Relaxation. For most of us the water does it. We get heated up in the sunlight, cool off with a dip in the pool. And, if you are smart you just let yourself float and drift around like this guy. I’ve seen him in the past. I waited and watched, I showed some restraint andContinue reading “Color of the Sun”

Remains


I hesitated to post this picture. Because? We are Katrina evacuees and survivors. We know what it is like to be horribly hurt by a big storm. We lost cars. A house. Out buildings. A lot of furniture. And, keepsakes. Somehow I became the keeper of my maternal grandmother’s bible. It survived being brought toContinue reading “Remains”

More Water


Summertime. Sometimes, the living is easy. This was one of those times. I was sitting by a pool when the clouds started dancing around as a seasonal storm was getting ready to pass through. I couldn’t even see to focus because the light was so strong. I just pointed my smart phone, hoped for theContinue reading “More Water”

Spring Series


I see pictures everywhere. I make a lot of pictures when I’m walking the dog who sees things, or any of the others. The difference between walking them is simple. She’s used to stopping while I make a picture. The others aren’t. We have about five general routes that we take. Sometimes, we take aContinue reading “Spring Series”

A Change in the Weather


The time changed. So did the subject matter. Even while I was working on Mardi Gras, I had to walk the dogs. Especially the dog who sees stuff. That meant I kept making pictures around our walks. Winter changed to spring. The flowers began to really bloom. The trees began to grow new leaves andContinue reading “A Change in the Weather”