Month: July 2014

I can smell it

I can smell a theme cooking with the similarities between the last few photos I posted. This one was totally by chance and I didn’t intend to keep the contrast theme going but I just happened to open a folder in my archives from this month and this is the first photo I saw. Works for me. If you ask me why…

Let’s see some contrast!

A little creature I spotted in a mailbox. Poor guy has a part of a leg missing. This shot was an instant black and white moment.The spider was yellowish and the black metal reflecting the daylight was bluish so I knew right away that I could get a nice contrast in black and white. B&W is fun when there are…

All I need is a hand

I like these kind of ph0tos. A wide-angle shot of a close-up subject with the surroundings receding into the background. An environmental portrait of sorts. The challenge is finding suitable subjects in a suitable environment. I don’t like to arrange photos so when I look for subjects I shoot them how I find them. So it has to be a “complete…

Enough with the negativity

I know I am probably too hard on myself, not only with my photography, but in almost everything I do. I am, as they say, my own worst critic. I don’t think I am too negative though, I do believe I do a number of things quite well, it’s just that I think I don’t do them well enough. Enough…

iClassic culture

I say it here quite often that I’m not a fan of phone photography. I have seen good examples of what some folks can do with a phone, but quality wise the things  just bug me. A ten year old point and shoot digital camera still runs circles around  even the best phone cameras. I look at them more for…

One more week to go!

One more week of my daily July posts to go! My oh my, where does the time go? 🙂 Not soon enough I’m sure, not only to you poor readers but to myself also. As I mentioned previously, not only is it difficult to come up with that many interesting photos but coming up with something to say about them,…

An autumn day in July

No, I’m not talking about the weather, although last weekend was a little cool and wet. I’m talking about todays photo which was taken on an autumn day back in 2009. Digging through the archives again on this slow photo day and I thought I would dig a little further back. Not too far back, this isn’t Throwback Thursday, which…

Listen to me, I say

I really couldn’t think of anything to title todays post because the photo didn’t really lend itself to anything snappy. But after describing my photo and how it came about , I replaced my usual temporary filler text of “blah, blah”. Good thing. An interesting old tombstone stockpile I shot in Charleston a little while back. I find the designs, textures, and colors…