Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Still Lifes

Not much text today - just pretty flowers....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


It's Tulip time.  I will eventually grow sick of Tulips in all of their manifestations, stages and forms, but they are an early and wonderful sign of the onset of of spring. They change rapidly, almost hourly.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Light Gone Liquid
A Dance to Spring
Early Buds       

Spring has sprung, and will be officially here in a few days.

I'm staggering about trying to adjust to the change in time - although I do appreciate the extra daylight provided by Daylight Saving Time.  

Can't figure out what, exactly, we  are saving.

The speed with which foliage starts changing is astounding - each day there are new things blooming.

Forsythia is one of the early ones.

Time to break out the Macro lens and learn to hold very very still.
Tripods are not welcome in a lot of public places, so I hold my breathe a lot.  And pray.  And shoot a lot of frames.  

It's also allergy season, so this is a thoroughly mixed blessing.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Again

Woke up my long dormant Flickr account - added a umph-load of stuff -

Go look.


I don't think anyone really reads this...

Anyway, Monday has arrived, bright, clear, and cold.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This is a test...

And only a test... here is a slide show of recent work

Art Prints

Photography Prints

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pet Pictures

 Cute doggy pictures aren't usually something that I do much.  But in the case of my own pets, well, that's different.  

Been trying for a long time to get a decent shot of this mutt (her name is Dolores and she is a Pit mix) but she mostly looks at the floor or turns around when I point any kind of camera in her direction.  

Can't bring myself to caption these with cute sayings a la LOL Cats.
She's almost ten years old now, and still amazingly playful. 

Black with white markings, sort of a perfect pet for a photographer who loves black and white photography.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sow's Ears and Silk Purses

I am part magpie - drawn to bright, shiny stuff, like the image on the left.  Someone, I don't have any idea who, put a lot of effort into designing it, and while we ignore stuff like this, we also miss a lot of beauty.  It's not always the big, glamorous stuff, but I find all kinds of small miracles around me.

My next project is to find stuff around the house...

I've also been trying vertical panoramas, again, see the image on the left, and while it can take a big chunk of memory to stitch, and then edit images of this size, it pays off.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Close to Home

I have been drawn to stuff like this since I was  a little kid.  A very long time ago.  Patterns, textures, abstractions of the environment, teasing out the beauty in the mundane; possibly arising from the fact that my family was pretty far from well off, and I had to work with what I had.

Not that we were going hungry, but we lived in a pretty drab part of New York.  It was a grayer and grimier city in the 1950's, since coal was still being burned, and raw sewage was being dumped into the rivers.  I may seem be waxing nostalgic here, and we certainly need to keep our nostalgia shiny but 1950 era New York was pretty dreadful.  I guess I learned early to work with what I had.

New York City is a lot shinier and prettier now, in some neighborhoods, at least.

These three images are on display at NY Law School through the end of March, part of an OIA show about animals...