I’m looking for a title of this one. I really like the image but I can’t figure out what I’d like to call it. A lot of photographers don’t title there pictures and maybe that’s the best thing to do with this one.

Monochrome Clouds


Yes I know this could almost be a monochrome watercolor. It isn’t though, it’s just a standard photographic image processed in Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. What makes it look this way is the fact that it was a misty day and when I used the dehaze slider in Lightroom everything softened out. That, coupled with a little more tweaking with the Nik plugin gave the soft yet contrasty image you see here.

Portrait Of A Mountain Climber


Nothing needs to said about this photograph except, believe it or not, this is a grab shot of a driven climber as he was looking for a group of huge boulders that he wanted to test his skill on.

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 from color.

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.

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!



Experimenting with black and white….. It takes a whole new way of seeing but done right, I like it a lot because there is no leaning on pretty color to bailout an otherwise¬†ordinary shot.

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