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Ghosts of the machine…….NOW with bokeh!

How about a few shots of what was a piece of construction machinery that burned up? The machine was hauled away but some debris remained. Melted glass (in a nice aqua color, I might add), burnt rubber, and steel. And while we are at it, who can’t resist bokeh? Everybody loves it! So when you add bokeh to trash it…

I think I’m done with photography

I’m done with photography of the autumn season at least. Trying to get interesting photos of fall is always difficult, in my opinion, (unless, of course, you live in the Rockies or New England) and with the lackluster display this year I’m not going to purposely attempt to document it anymore. Of course I am not a “nature photographer” by…

Small signs of spring (No blues for the blues)

Considering this is the middle of March in Pennsylvania, the weather has been incredibly warm the past week. The forecast for the next week calls for more of the same, so one can’t help but think spring. Even though it technically becomes spring this week, I just hope nothing happens, like a freak snowstorm in April, to destroy the mood. One…

A snowy day at the cemetery

In response to my last post….we got snow! Not a major amount but it was snowy and cold enough to feel like winter for a change. So in order to take advantage of it, I thought I would try to take some pictures while I was out today. I figured I would visit the city cemetery to grab some shots since it’s…

Cold and Hot – a momentary lapse of reason

I’m still not back into full-fledged shooting yet, instead taking the time to clear up some personal and home tasks. But the urge to photograph has been rumbling (I think that’s what that was) and I thought I would poke around in my kitchen this evening. These results are what happens when you look around in the silverware strainer in the sink with…

365-357 Happy holidays

My first day off of work before Christmas and I spent most of it sitting in traffic near the malls! Throw in a dark and gloomy rainy day and I couldn’t even take a decent picture if I tried. And I didn’t try. After sleeping in way too late and then trying to get around town for some errands before hitting…

365-353 Stop making sense

I’m feeling relaxed. With my 365 winding down and the holiday season upon us, I’ve decided to just relax. I’m still on the job site for a few more days and I’ve been pressuring myself the past few weeks to come up with interesting photos within my limited world, but I realized I was being too hard on myself.  I had the…

365-351 If you don’t try

These photos are the best I could do today. Let me rephrase that – the best I could do with what I did. I didn’t get around to taking a photo until late today. No big deal, it was just a holiday thing, running around doing errands with my wife, shopping, a late lunch, and in general having a nice…

365-350 Say, can I have some of your purple berries?

Yes, I’ve been eating them for six or seven weeks now, haven’t got sick once. Probably keep us both alive. “Wooden Ships” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash is perhaps one of my favorite songs. I don’t know what is about it but I’ve always liked it since I first heard it as a teenager. Maybe because it’s mysterious and so different…

365-344 When I was cool

There was a time when I was cool, or at least thought I was. I had long hair, played guitar and was in good shape. I was a rocker with torn jeans and boots. Cowboy boots to be specific. Although more associated with the wild west and country music, there was a time when cowboy boots were rock-n-roll. I had a few…