Posted on October 25, 2016
This was at 6 o’clock yesterday….Hell of a sight.
Posted on October 21, 2016
It’s been a while now since I’ve been here. Good to be back. Walking to our car in the early morning I passed a fence that I’d passed a hundred times before. This time though, almost on a whim, I took this photo of it, cropped it to a 16 x 10 format, made it black and white and added a tad of vignetting.
It always strikes me how easily the familiar turns different.
Posted on October 10, 2016
I’ve been away from this space for a while on a trip to Europe with friends. We’re still travelling but I thought I’d post this photograph I took on a boat trip around Amsterdam’s famous canals. There is something magical about moving almost silently around a city on water. (Our boat was electric.)
The juxtaposition of the serenity of water with the jostling hustle of a big urban area just a few yards away was unsettling at first. However, after a while the two melded together and centuries of history settled on us like a warm wool blanket.
Posted on August 12, 2015
The trouble with waiting for a great flash of inspiration is, a lot of the times it just never shows up and one is left sitting with a brush or a camera in hand staring out the window. The great visual artist Chuck Close once said,“Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.”
So true! Doing great stuff means doing a ton of not great stuff first. I was recently looking back over the posts I have made over the last couple of years in this blog and was appalled by the relatively few “keepers” in the batch. Not that the “non-keepers” were terrible mind you but, in hindsight I could have done better, sometimes MUCH better.
So…sigh…Mr. Close is right. It’s time to take my camera in hand and go back to work.