Category: Black and White

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…

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…

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…

One week later and it’s a different scene

The photos I took in my last post were taken in a nearby park. One week after I took those photos, the scene totally changed – we had snow! Though the idea of snow in December in Pennsylvania doesn’t sound unusual, it has been a rarity the last few years. An inch or two or a dusting here or there…

Lenswork Magazine “Our Magnificent Planet” book

I am happy to announce that my monochrome dragonfly image was selected to be a part of the Lenswork “Our Magnificent Planet” book. A collection of 300 photographs from 300 international photographers showcasing all that there is to love about our natural world. I am honored to be amongst the talented artists represented in the book. A thumbnail even made…

The Faces of Randyland

I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted here and for that, if anyone noticed, I apologize. Though I haven’t been very creative for some time now, I have still been taking photographs throughout the time gone. Good or bad, interesting or not. Few things drive my photographic creativity in my daily life. I work in predominately…

Monochrome in a colorful place

I decided to finally visit the Palace of Gold in Moundsville, West Virginia after putting it off for decades. I don’t live too far from there yet I almost never even think about going. But it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I was wondering what I could photograph that would be different and I though it would be a nice time…