Simple Beauty

I pine for simplicity!! Simple cameras taking pictures of simple subjects often create the most impact.

Christmas Night

I don’t know about you, but for me, there are times when happy holidays can have a hollow sorrowful sound.

Not Your Average Beacon Hill Type

For those of you who are not familiar with the gentrified neighborhood of Boston’s Beacon Hill, think starchy Brahmins. Wasps with money and “sensible” clothes. Suffice it to say, this lady does not fit the profile. PS I LOVE her hat!

The Red Cup (Maybe A Keeper)

  Sometimes the plainest of objects situated in just the right place can make nice subjects for photographs. This cup between two old painted columns is a case in point. I think it’s enough for a nice 16 x 9 formated composition. PS The bright red against the grey doesn’t hurt either. Having made just made a case for the worthiness of this picture,…

Studying Light

  As photographers, studying light is what we do. Right? That’s why, when Sarah and I went to Mass MoCA yesterday, the James Turrell exhibit was such a treat. Here’s an artist who uses light to “connect the light outside us with the light inside us”.  For me Turrell’s work goes deep inside me and touches a world that normally sits quietly behind my…

Our Gold Fixation (a political rant)

We live fairly near the Massachusetts State House. It’s a lovely historic building with a golden dome. Yes GOLD! (shillings, notes, duckets, loot, bones, coin, folding stuff, honk, lolly, lucre, moolah)  The current Washington political climate seems almost totally fixated on moving money around mostly to benefit big corporations and very wealthy people. Forget better health care, foul the environment, make it easy to buy…

The Price You Pay

Carrying around a big camera with a long lens, something I rarely do, makes people understandably suspicious. However that price is worth it if the composition of the photograph works out. 

“Teeny” At The Bookcase

My step granddaughter is named Martine but everyone calls her Teeny. This is the first “cute kid” photo I’ve posted in a long time, maybe ever, but I couldn’t resist it. I guarantee you I’ll draw the line on cat videos.