Tag: monochrome

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…

Winter is winding down. Time to wind up!

Although it has been a relatively mild winter this year it was still winter nonetheless. Winter is my slow period for photography. Not because winter isn’t a great time for fantastic photos, it is, but it’s just not a great time for me. As I mentioned here before I do have a day job, which means I am out and…

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…

365-287 Splendor

The creativity is just taking a nose dive lately. Maybe I’m a little burnt from trying the every day photo thing. Of course, I don’t have long to go and I’ll keep it up but it’s wearing a little. It’s not that I’m not seeing potential photos, I do, but I’m not being able to take any. I often see…

A few monochrome images

Thought I would post a few random black and white images I’ve shot the past few days. I like black and white photography. When I was a teenager, I did my own b&w film processing and printing. I went through a ton of Tri-X. Now with digital, I’m still enjoying monochrome imaging. I know purists say that real black and white…