RAMBLE: THE BLOG

  1. Bedford Pennsylvania

    19 May 2022
    Main Street For full screen display, click on the individual photograph It’s obvious, I love travel. The process of getting there, not so much. Driving usual means tedious hours on interstates negotiating construction or accident slowdowns. Amtrak is unreliable for keeping schedules. Recently my son’s Acela train from New York…

  2. CATCHING THE WAVE

    08 May 2022
    Hang None … or not. There is a lot of action in surfing, but unlike birding, movement is a bit more predictable. Surfers are not as fast as an osprey diving for a fish or as erratic as a kingfisher hovering over water.  The most dramatic surfing photographs are the…

  3. Flight

    01 May 2022
    Nanday Parrots The cool thing about photography, whether professional or enthusiast, is that opportunities arise to sharpen skills and learn something new. Much of my work has been static, e.g. portraits, product, food and architectural photography. Nothing is moving or speeding by, so the skills required are for the most…

  4. Which is correct, Roofs or Rooves?

    24 Apr 2022
    Structures have always fascinated me. I discovered I have a subliminal fascination with rooftops. Peaks, gables, cornices, eves and ridges can form interesting graphic subjects. Tight shots, long shots and aerial shots make compelling compositions.  Designs vary with the period in which buildings were designed and constructed and the materials…

  5. PETALS

    04 Apr 2022
    Infra-red simulation of tulips  One of my favorite subjects over man years has been floral photography. To make compelling images takes creativity and strong technique, so I thought, in case you were interested, that a bit of guidance may be helpful. Flowers have all the elements we photographers love; color,…

  6. Change of Venue

    28 Mar 2022
    It’s been about seven years since I tired of Winter in Washington, D.C. The daylight is shorter, light is harsher, trees shed their canopy, and, as an architectural shooter, assignments soften. After all, what client wants to photograph a class-A building with no life around it?  For the first couple…

  7. INFRA-RED, BEYOND VISUAL

    15 Mar 2022
    My last post revisiting old photos got me thinking a bit more about the film stock that was available back in the day. One of the more curious was Ektachrome Infra-red film marketed by Kodak (IR film is still available). This was a film that did wonderful things with foliage…

  8. Some Neat Old Stuff

    24 Feb 2022
    During the covid isolation I started looking through some of my old slides and thought I should preserve them. I thought about buying a scanner, a high resolution unit that would convert both 35MM and larger formats was quite expensive so I thought I would do it using a macro…

  9. Iceland Revisited, Part Two

    18 Feb 2022
    As promised, the second chapter of Iceland images. These are random images of scenes that caught my eye for the usual reasons. Color play, textures, shapes and just fun.  Click on the individual thumbnail for full size display. Lastly, grafitti. I don’t know if this is a national pastime or…

  10. Iceland Revisited Part One

    15 Feb 2022
    Hallgrimskirkja Once a year I go through my archives of photographs, an interesting exercise, an opportunity to clear out images I would never use and to revisit a particular collection, a chance to find something new, photographs that I enjoy. Looking at the series from Iceland, images shot in 2012…

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