Brickyard Blues


We are headed to New Orleans. What? Already? No. It’s nothing good. A friend of ours just enter home hospice care. She’s been fighting cancer for four years. She’s so sick that she sleeps about 18 hours a day. When the home health care nurse arrived she couldn’t sit up to be examined. She doesn’tContinue reading “Brickyard Blues”

Among the Ruins


What’s behind. These pictures make my old urbex roaming look pretty good. I always felt safe. It was like playing soldier, always remembering two things. Slow is smooth and smooth fast. And, if you can see the enemy, the enemy can see you. I hate to think of the citizens of New Orleans as theContinue reading “Among the Ruins”

Photography’s End


Oh my. The photographers among you aren’t going to like this. I made these pictures by typing words into some AI software and it generated these four pictures. No camera, no lenses, no post production. Well, just a little to resize the image which caused a small loss in sharpness. Trust me. It’s tack sharp.Continue reading “Photography’s End”

Long Time Gone


There are three stories to tell. The first is about the news. I made this picture in the old abandoned power plant that is near the river. It was abandoned in the 1970s. There have development plans over the years. None of them have come to fruition. Last week, I think, a young urbex photographerContinue reading “Long Time Gone”

Last Stop Texaco


T his hell scape was once a busy roadside stop. They sold fuel, worked on broken down cars and had a little store. That was years ago when the road that ran right in front of it was a busy Route 66. Along came a new Interstate 40. The road in the background is basicallyContinue reading “Last Stop Texaco”

Can’t Let Go


I started this day thinking about the things I really like. Some are obvious. Some less so. There’s photography. Art. Design. Color. There’s baseball. The New York Yankees. F1 Motorsports. Music of all genres. Live music. Recorded music. There is travel. Other countries. Southeast Asia. Hong Kong. China. The American Southwest. Virginia. Even New Orleans.Continue reading “Can’t Let Go”

The Push and Pull


N ew projects are always exciting. This is one that I’ve photographed on and off over the last billion decades or so. It’s about the end of things. Buildings, cars, places. Just about everything We talk about recycling. We talk about limiting plastics. That whole thing is a ridiculous notion. Have you ever driven acrossContinue reading “The Push and Pull”

Ever South


A nother day. Another block. Another time. Another house. This is a place that I know for certain was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. I’ve watched it over the years. It follows the laws of nature with the overgrowth. In the winter, such as it is in the Gulf Coast, you can see more of theContinue reading “Ever South”

Ain’t Done Yet


T his was once good business. Along came Hurricane Katrina who changed everything with her floodwaters the poured through broken federal levees. A lot of businesses were destroyed or closed. Smith Tire seemed to linger. Whenever I passed by, it seemed to be closed. Or, was it ever open? I have no idea. I’ve heard,Continue reading “Ain’t Done Yet”