Friday, September 18, 2009

Cozy Cottage, Minimal Neighbors

A small pond in Maine...
A house with no neighbors.
Oh, the peace and quiet.
What am I saying?  It's Maine!  It's blissfully quiet in most parts there!
Image year:  1994

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Man Walks Alone

A solitary walk down a lane rimmed by trees.
(N. Leeds ME, 1994.
The "road" to the back of the property.
I'm off to play bear whisperer)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Stargate at Comic-Con

The Stargate Portal,
At Comic-Con

Sunday, September 6, 2009

District 9 at Comic-Con

District 9 at Comic-Con
It's an awesome movie!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Brandon Routh At San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Brandon Routh
Cool guy.  He took the time to let me take a picture of him at Comic-Con, San Diego.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Photography Products On Amazon

Field Guides to Nature Photography

Bicycle Blurs

Bicycles at speed, Velodrome near San Jose
Photo by Robert Keene

When I saw this photo, I thought it was a great speed / motion blur perspective and asked the photog to send it to me. He did. Thanks Robert!

Monday, June 8, 2009

The City Behind Me

It's what you can't see behind you,
that's best illuminated by reflection.

Much like hindsight.
(Downtown San Jose, Ca - 2009)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wind Chimes

In the shade of the porch,
in the push and pull of the ever persistent wind,
this bell makes the sounds of an ocean buoy bell on the waves.
It transports one to another place.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spring Time Pictures and Shadows

Spring presents many artistic offers
of life, sun and shade.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Making Your Point And Shoot Dance

When you have a simple point and shoot, you don't always have the best ability to set your lighting to the best it could be when taking a picture.

I'm somewhat fixated on not doing post processing of my images so I needed to learn a few tricks for my older P&S. (Point & Shoot) If you need to make your camera think it's brighter than it is, or darker than it is, I've found that if you have something at the same distance that is of a different light exposure, aiming at that, letting the camera set itself, then pointing it at your true subject can give you what you might be hoping for!

These 3 images that I've strung together here show that very practice:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A View From Mt. Shasta

It's 1998. Road Trip to Mt Shasta!
This is the view from Waverly Peak, looking West.
Ah, the expanse of space,
for the lucky eagle whose wings,
let him take advantage
of all that blue.
(OK, hazy bluish space.)
[this image was modified from the original scan to bring forth the trees in the foreground.
otherwise, they'd be a dark blurb. I did lose what little blue I had.]

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Mountain Town Indeed

This is one of my favorite little towns:
Wrightwood, CA.

It's here that you can listen to the evening as it comes in from the East.

The gently evening breeze browsing through the tall pines
always announces the coming of night.

Like washing the deeds of the day away,
making room for tomorrow.

This is an older (2002) image from a non-digital camera.
I used Picasa to "enrich" the colors. I used the "feeling lucky" button.

Monday, January 19, 2009

From Under The Tree in Time of Summer

Sometimes, trees just reach out for you saying,

Welcome to my shade,
please enjoy this glade.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Patience of the Hawk

With the new year here, the hawk sits and waits,
watching the field for the next best opportunity.
Waiting for the right moment, the right breeze, the right opportunity.
Quiet, patient, knowing.

Oh yea, and letting me get this close,
knowing he can kick my butt,

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oreo Cows - They Do Exist!

They are actually known as banded cows, if you really must know.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Starting The New Year With A Fresh Look

With the new year, we must look down the river we will travel,
and plan our paddle work from what we see ahead of us,
and what we want to do to, with regards to the current of life.