The Butterfly on Boylston Street

I’m really happy with this photograph; not for the subject matter, although it certainly is nice. No, I’m happy with it because of where I took it. It was on the second block of Boylston Street in Boston in an area of high end shops and a ton of foot traffic. This little butterfly was sipping nectar from a flower less than a yard…

Photographing Lonely

  Nuff said…

A Father’s Day Meditation

The Good…..The Bad…..The Ugly

Inevitable

We were in Maine on Memorial Day and I went to the Rockport cemetery to take some photographs as a remembrance of the trip. It was foggy that morning and after a lot of attempts at pictures of headstones and trees in the fog, I settled on this one which hardly has any gravesites in it but is a rather haunting of reminder of…

The Great Divide

Walking the streets of a major city as much as I do, one can’t help noticing the increasing fragmentation of our society. Class, race, wealth all contribute to this but the really scary fact is so often it goes virtually unnoticed.  Trump is in the White House because those in power didn’t see it or, even worse, were too myopic and self centered to…

New Leaders In Training

I’ve grown pretty disgusted with the leadership qualities of males. They (spoiler alert: we) seem hard wired for conflict and in general tend to listen badly. It’s way past time for the pendulum to swing in the the other direction.

Time Out

Sometimes taking a break from all the tension and anger of this moment in time is terribly necessary.

Starbucks Before My First Coffee Hit

  You know the feeling. Eyes blurred, mind dull, attitude grim. Sure signs of a coffee addict waiting for his first hit.

Digital Manipulation 

The new world of making photographs into things that don’t look very photographic has arrived with a vengeance. I’m kind of reluctant to use these manipulation tools as they seem to be cheating somehow.  That said, here is an example of an app called Waterlogue that took a rather ordinary photo and made it quite pretty. I got it from a blog called stevenwillardimages.com….

Grumpy Red

It felt good to be out street shooting today. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any of that kind of work. Sarah and I were heading out for a walk along the Charles River when she said softly to me “turn around”. We had just walked past this kid sitting gloomily in the corner of a Beacon Street building just before the…