Fast Car


B efore you ask, and I’m glad that you might, I’m good. I’ll stay on the lookout. As they say, no news is good news. B ack to my band of the hour. I’ve drenched the house in their music. They are very, very good. They may be one of the few “new” bands thatContinue reading “Fast Car”

Water, Water, Water


A nother drive by shooting. Well, sorta. I was waiting for the light to change looking at the traffic in front me. I had an ah ha moment. I turned off the windshield wipers to let the rain water accumulate. When there was enough water I made a few pictures. The light turned green andContinue reading “Water, Water, Water”

Encore


The greatest story ever told. Maybe not the greatest, but very close. I’ve been looking for more upbeat thoughts. I heard one yesterday. A friend of mine said that his wife had stage four cancer. Note that word. Had. Usually at that point it’s all over but the funeral. Not this time. Somehow she wasContinue reading “Encore”

Black and White Work


As a young man I studied all of the classic black and white masters. Weston. I read his diaries. Adams. I learned his exposure system. Strand. I studied his composition. The list goes on. That’s what we did back then. No. We didn’t copy them. Instead, we looked at their works in books. We wentContinue reading “Black and White Work”

Shapes and Shadows


Sticky days and very hot nights. I’ve noticed that I don’t see a lot of my neighbors. There’s a good reason for this. Everybody is tired of our super sticky days. With the last storm, the humidity has increased to almost unbearable levels. I call it a four t-shirt, three shower, day. They stay insideContinue reading “Shapes and Shadows”

Shapes


Shapes. In nature. I could try to make the same ones. I wouldn’t come close. It’s best that I just make photographs of what I see. And, show them to you. This is a walking picture. With the dog who sees things. The light was wonderful. Strong and low, with deep shadows. I stopped andContinue reading “Shapes”

Sinking


The picture really isn’t about the pool. Or, the water. Or, even the leaves. It’s about the shapes and the color. It’s also about what I did in post production. Debra at http://breathelighter.wordpress.com found my cropping interesting. So, I thought that I’d talk about it. A little. When I was a young photographer, back about 150 yearsContinue reading “Sinking”

One of Those Days


It’s one of those things. It was inspired by the local newspaper, which I rarely read. And, by their website, which I read daily. There was a piece about “seeing food differently” in their food section. It was about a photographer who takes close up pictures of fresh food. He is, apparently, making a splashContinue reading “One of Those Days”

About a Sunset


Sunsets. Everybody loves them. Me too. But, I don’t often photograph them unless there is some special quality to the light. There are a couple of reasons for this. For most sunsets, I’d rather just enjoy them. And, look at them, often thanking my lucky stars that I’m on the planet at the same timeContinue reading “About a Sunset”