Rainy Day Alley In Thirds (Lucky Shot)

The strong verticals in this photograph neatly divide it in thirds. To be honest about it, I didn’t see this when I took the picture. It was the figure in the foreground that mattered, 

By The River

Standing by a slow flowing river, feeling the quiet of the day. A moment of being with what is.

Red…A One Color Story

There you have it. What more is there to say?


Thinking about different ways to express it. Seems that looking at the edges of it works best.

Over There!

I caught this guy gesturing this way in an antique store this morning. The photo is cropped, I admit, but I thought the gesture was well worth isolating. There is a school of thought that says one shouldn’t crop or modify images. I don’t believe that. If photography is an art form, let it breathe! PS I also converted it to black and white…

The Reader

Talk about pushing the vertical format. The scale of this little figure hunched against the side of this big building made this composition for me. This image was taken across the street with a telephoto lens inside my car making it easy to compose it without disturbing the subject. He never looked up once.

Mocha Break

Attention, reflection and calm are all reflected in this lady’s face. Once again my little Ricoh GR camera captures a personal moment in someone’s life. Over and over you’ll here street photographers say that the camera doesn’t matter in their work. I beg to differ. The Ricoh is small, unobtrusive and very very capable. It helps me a LOT.

Late Afternoon Accident

The bird helped a lot.

The Tree On The Top Of The Hill

  Black and white photographs of the right things can be SO damn powerful. This tree is an example. In color its shape was certainly arresting but, the green grass in front of it and the blue sky behind tended to diminish its absolutely lovely form. Removing those distractions just made the whole thing pop!

Tea Room Cafe

  I’m really not too sure of this one. I like the woman’s pose a lot. It’s the other elements that I’m unsure of. There’s a bunch of squares and rectangles above her in the background. I’m thinking if it was just her and the table things would be better. If I knew how to use photoshop I’d take some of that background noise…