Category: Black and White

Wasn’t feeling too creative this year, so……

…I am happy to report that my image “Tanked” was selected as a Peoples Choice winner in the Pattern/Texture category in the Black & White magazine contest issue #113, available now at finer newsstands everywhere.   Considering I really didn’t feel like like I had anything worth submitting this year that came as a big surprise. BUT, an even better surprise……

Let it snow!

Ah yes, the snow has returned to WordPress!! It’s the most wonderful time of year! To add to the delight, I believe this photo I shot today has that light, snowy feel to it, even though it’s a weed. A dandelion in December! I haven’t done much macro work this year, most likely because I haven’t owned a macro lens since June.…

Buildings, new and old

I haven’t posted in quite a while so I thought I would show a couple of recently shot building photos. The first is a newly constructed office building in a suburban office park. The late afternoon clouds looked so good I couldn’t resist. The empty parking lot helped to balance out with the sky. Color was the word here. The other…

A quick checkup on the creepy factor

I had this post in draft for almost a week and couldn’t think of anything to say to add to the photo, so I just let it linger there for a while until I came up with something. Anything. Since it’s been a week and I had no creative writing juices flowing, I’ll just have to put up something. I took this photo…

Mistake(n) indentity

The one thing I do almost constantly is to try and identify the mistakes in my photos. In turn I try NOT to do those same mistakes over (although I often do). It can range from simple Photography 101 stuff such as using the wrong shutter speed or aperture for the given subject, to composition errors, or choosing the wrong…

Fat man in the bathtub

And I’m sure he would have the blues if he was in this tub. Just another one of the many old bathtubs found throughout rural areas. This particular one has a spring emptying into it, most likely used for cattle at some point. I can’t show this photo without some Little Feat

Not a poet and I know it

Enough haiku silliness, time to get back to normal photography. I’m starting off spring with a nice texturally image of old wood and black rubber. I was drawn to this scene because of the old tire that the tree grew around. Although you can’t see it in this photo that is a real 15′ tree, with branches and everything, that the…

People who need people

I have been looking at a lot of photography lately. And I mean a LOT!  It is my season to enter competitions and, in turn, reviewing the results of past competitions. The one thing I noticed is that judges really like photos with a human element. That’s really great considering I rarely have any people in my photographs. Probably because…

Grazing

Just like the cattle this blog needs constantly fed, and I’m doing a poor job of that lately. My apologies for the lack of new content the past month. This time of winter is my slow time for photography. A slow time for going out and shooting, even though it can be an incredible time for beautiful images, but a…