Tag: old

A little structure is good

Literally, a little structure. One of many hunting stands in the area. Some can get elaborate but most are of the few 2×4’s in a tree variety.  This one, I would say, falls in between.

Camera testing in antique stores

Last post I briefly touched on the fact that I purchased a Canon EOS M camera and was in the process of testing it out. What I didn’t mention was the reason for the purchase. Regular readers would know that I use Pentax DSLR cameras and I am quite happy with them. I’m used to the way they operate and…

Here’s (over)looking at you, Wheeling

The last time I visited Mount Wood Overlook in Wheeling, WV was in 2011 in the middle of my 365 photo project. I was working in the area at the time and during a rainy day break from work I remembered the overlook from visiting in my teenage years back in the early 80’s and wondered what it looked like. I…

I’ve been to Bicycle Heaven and back

Taking a little break from the wide-angle black and white shots this time around. Not by choice, mind you, I did want to get out and shoot some but the sky wasn’t working with me of late. I like bold clouds for nice dramatic backgrounds but they just weren’t around when I went out to shoot. I was only blessed with clear blue…

Taking it one step further

Here are a few more shots from my “day after” shots of the county fair. I was going to post some full color shots but decided to stick with black and white since that seems to be where my head is at these days. I had some nice straight B&W images ready when my wife thought the train station shot…

It’s County Fair time!! Well, at least it was

It’s that time of year when I like to visit the county fair grounds the day after the fair ends. I try to get there every year to see if I can outdo myself (I never do) and if there is anything different from the previous year (doesn’t seem to be). I can easily walk around and photograph the various vintage looking…

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…

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…

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…