Spring. A refreshed outlook.

Regular readers (LOL) may have noticed that I always try to get away from ‘nature’ photography. I seem like I am happier when I get to photograph something of a different, ahem, nature. Yes, I do enjoy the occasional urban/street/automotive/abstract photograph, but I have decided that I will embrace the nature. Yes, I am going to happily photograph the natural…

Time for a change…..

….in content. I think I’ll take a little break from all of the nature photography I posted here lately. This is not the best time of year for nature photography where I live, so I haven’t been out much amongst the flora and fauna lately. Well, truthfully, I haven’t been out amongst anything lately. That’s another story for another day.…

My favorite photo from 2021

Generally, if I end up with one or two “good” photos in a year I am happy. I try not to be one of those people who show every photo they take. I really do try to self edit as much as possible. Sometimes one gets through that I later think, “meh, shouldn’t have shown that one”. Other times my…

Lenswork “Our Magnificent Planet 2021” book and site update

I am happy to announce that, for the second year in a row, one of my photographs was selected to be a part of the Lenswork Publishing “Our Magnificent Planet 2021” book. The book features 300 photographs from 300 photographers celebrating our natural world. It is an honor to be amongst such skilled artists. I was a little taken aback…

Runnin’ with the dog(wood)s. A mixed process.

I took some photos of some spring trees in the local park with my Leica M9 the other day. After reviewing the photos that evening I spotted some ideas in one of the photos that would require a closer look than my Leica was capable of. So I headed out the next day with my Fuji gear in hopes of…

Spring flowers – Leica M9 – A lesson

My wife and I made the half-hour trip to a nearby park to get stretch our legs and enjoy some nice spring weather. It was nice getting away from our neighborhood (which isn’t so nice) to a pleasant place to walk around. Oglebay Park is situated in Wheeling, West Virginia and covers quite a few acres. Since they usually have…

Ramshackle Ruralty

With the lack of much to say, I’m just going to post two photos from my archives that I enjoy. They are subjects that I found while driving around on rural roads a couple of years back. From a creative standpoint they are surely lacking, but when I look at the prints I made of them I just find them…

The project I didn’t know I was doing

I recently put a book of photographs together that is now available on Blurb. The book is a group of photographs of….wait for it….doors. Yes, Doors. Not your fancy old European doors. Not even some colorful Mexican or Caribbean doors. Nope, just good old fashioned normal doors. Well, normal to a degree. I did originally take the photos because I…

Rangefinder framing – Leica M9

As someone who tends to focus on composition, shooting with a rangefinder camera can be a little frustrating at times. The framelines in the viewfinder aren’t very accurate when it comes to what’s going to end up in the image. One can estimate and sort of get an idea with practice, but gauging the accuracy also changes depending on focus…

Ten Years Gone

Ten Years Gone. Besides being one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs, it’s also the amount of time I have had this blog! My first post was an introduction of the start of my 365 photo project for 2011. I always wanted to do a 365 project and I was laid off from work at the time, so I thought…