Tag: photography

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…

Runnin’ with the dog(wood)s. A mixed process.

I took some photos of some spring trees in the local park with my Leica M9 the other day. After reviewing the photos that evening I spotted some ideas in one of the photos that would require a closer look than my Leica was capable of. So I headed out the next day with my Fuji gear in hopes of…

Spring flowers – Leica M9 – A lesson

My wife and I made the half-hour trip to a nearby park to get stretch our legs and enjoy some nice spring weather. It was nice getting away from our neighborhood (which isn’t so nice) to a pleasant place to walk around. Oglebay Park is situated in Wheeling, West Virginia and covers quite a few acres. Since they usually have…

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…

The project I didn’t know I was doing

I recently put a book of photographs together that is now available on Blurb. The book is a group of photographs of….wait for it….doors. Yes, Doors. Not your fancy old European doors. Not even some colorful Mexican or Caribbean doors. Nope, just good old fashioned normal doors. Well, normal to a degree. I did originally take the photos because I…

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…

Into the pines with the Leica M9

I had some free time the other day after an appointment and thought it would be nice to swing by a local park to find some photo opportunities. I haven’t been able to get out much lately, pandemic protocols aside, and I really wanted to stretch my legs and have some creative time. Being that it was a cloudy, cold…

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…

My best planning is no planning

I headed out to a nearby park to attempt some photography of details of nature. The bulk of the fall color had already passed peak and I wasn’t expecting much in the way of color, so I had black and white on my mind. Maybe some textures of dead leaves or a nice bare tree. Probably the one drawback was…