Starry Night Skies Over The Beach At Tybee Island

Art Print Of A Fantasy On Beautfiul Tybee Island

It’s not often that I can say one of my pieces was the stuff of dreams, but it seems my most recent artwork falls into that ethereal camp. I woke up in the middle of the night with the clearest image in my mind of the night sky over the pier at the beach on Tybee Island. Considering how fully asleep I had been it was amazingly clear in my mind when I sat up in bed, right down to what photo would work best as the starting point. You … Continue reading

Window shopping for mirrorless cameras

Golden Moment On The Boston Waterfront

It’s no secret I’ve been looking at mirrorless cameras for awhile now. When I wrote a post about my current camera gear two years ago, I was already suggesting people who were looking at their first camera take a look at the Micro Four Thirds format. Even though I’ve yet to spring to action, the interest has not abated. I’m not one to rush to action on new camera gear. In fact, in over a decade, I’m only on my second digital SLR and I have had as many point … Continue reading

Lost Morning On The Chattahoochee River

Lazy Morning On The Chattahoochee River

My years dealing with rolls of film were long past by the time the camera bug truly bit me, but it’s still a part of my youth. And misplacing film was practically a way of life for me. Heck, my baby pictures were on a roll of film lost for years thanks to an absent minded uncle! So, I think that shows that lost film and my life are genuinely hand in hand. That’s been the one lost pleasures of digital photography. Sure, flash cards might go bad or hard … Continue reading

Abstract Photography – What’s in A Name?

Abstract Photography - An Elevator captured in motion and repeating lines

Perhaps abstract photography is too abstract to get much notice online? It’s been a slow but beneficial journey for me, learning how important the words that accompany art are online. Our search engines are smart, but they don’t yet know with any precision what’s in a picture or whether it’s the one you’re looking for just based on your search request. Maybe you’d like to help me describing a piece of abstract photography? Background Over the course of  many months, I started working to improve the descriptions that accompany my … Continue reading

The Victims in Aurora, Colorado

Photo Art of a night scene from World Famous New York City

Normally a post like this would be directed to my personal blog, but you’ll see in a moment why I’m posting it here. Friday morning, I awoke to the news like we all did of the shooting at an Aurora movie theater during the midnight showing of the latest Batman film. My heart sank immediately. The word senseless would echo in my brain for quite awhile. It would reverberate more as I heard the man responsible is said to have proclaimed himself The Joker, Batman’s arch nemesis. My geeky side … Continue reading

Serendipity in Photography – Being There Versus Going There

Picture of a church tower in Oaxaca Mexico with birds in flight

This is a topic that’s been rolling around in my head for awhile now, particularly whenever I plan a new trip (and no, nothing planned now). Each time I hatch a journey, I know there’s likely a photographer or artist who lives at my destination, knows the area well, and most importantly is there day by day. If I capture a beautiful moment in the spring, they’ll still be there in the fall long after I’ve left. This is particularly true of any large western city. Travel photography is part … Continue reading