Monday, December 31, 2012


The last post of my photos taken with a simple lens on a DSLR.
Happy New Year!
One is 

Saturday, December 29, 2012


This is the penultimate posting of a small series of photos I have taken with a very simple single element lens attached to a Fuji S5 digital single lens reflex body. The soft focus and lack of color correction are appealing to me and I will do more. Much more.
Two is
Digital of course

Friday, December 28, 2012


Yes it is the same simple single element lens. The same Fuji S5 single lens reflex. And the same lack of manipulation.  Even taken the same day in the same urban forest as the last one.
Three is

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Another photo taken with a simple lens.  Not manipulated.
Four is

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


The same simple single element lens. No color correction. No coatings. The same Fuji S5. And of course the image is straight from the camera with no manipulation.
Five is

Monday, December 24, 2012


A very simple single element lens with no color correction or coatings attached to a Fuji S5 single lens reflex.  This image is straight from the camera with no manipulation.
Six is

Friday, December 21, 2012


A very simple single element lens with no color correction or coatings attached to a Fuji S5 single lens reflex. This image is straight from the camera.
Seven is

Friday, November 23, 2012


Self Portrait in a Broken Mirror

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Purple Queen

I like this plant.  I have lived with these for a long time.  Thanks.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Setcreasea Pallida

The little flowers of Purple Heart Setcreasea.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Purple Heart Setcreasea

Twenty or so years ago I found a small piece of purple vine on a sidewalk that turned into this plant in my window.  This plant is the beginning of many years of porches (my own and others) full of setcreasea pallida and this year I have thirteen more large pots of this purple vine brought in from the cold.
This is one of the first photos I liked when I decided to take up photography again.  I have taken many more photos of purple heart since then and will post a couple of recent ones that I like.

Monday, November 19, 2012

NYC CP The Pond (final)

My last post in a series of photos from Central Park.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

NYC CP The Pond (2)

Famous streets.  Famous buildings.  The Pond.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

NYC CP The Pond

At the edge of The Pond in Central Park I found the contrast between the trees and buildings was impossible to ignore.  The snow on the branches was a bit difficult to pass up too.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Pond

Having spent many of my formative years in rural Kentucky it has always seemed odd to me that this body of water in Central Park in the middle of Manhattan is called The Pond.  I have always enjoyed the contrast.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Another from a series of photos around The Pond.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Central Park

Central Park.  Snow.  Morning.  
Black and white film.
Analog of course.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I used to be in NYC for a weekend of work every March.  If I wanted to get the feel of being in The City it had to happen early in the morning or in the evening.  The photos I took were usually in the morning and snow in Central Park made for an excellent subject.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fuji 4X5 Instant Color

This photo "Outside My Front Door" is one of the first 4X5s where I was getting a correct exposure.  I decided I liked the film and using my new Fuji 4X5 back and when I ordered more film it was already discontinued.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Spring Grove 5a

This is another 4X5 Fuji instant color photo that was in the show Permission 7 (beyond my own boundaries) that is officially closed although some photos are still hanging probably through this week.  This one "Spring Grove 5a" has found a new home and I wanted to share it before it got away.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Appropriate (e)

Acrylic and pastel on paper.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Appropriate (a)

Acrylic and pastel on paper.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Rothko Hamlin Borich

Rothko Hamlin Borich is 14 years old today.  This photo of Rothko in front of a Rothko is almost that old.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


It turned cold and wet.  The coast is dealing with a super storm.  I wanted to lighten up and thought something pretty would be a fine change.
I loved growing a garden of Datura Inoxia and the scent of these evening blooms was wonderful.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Walk in the Woods 7

"The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." - Aristotle

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Walk in the Woods 6

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Einstein

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Walk in the Woods 5

If an extraordinarily talented photographer walks in the forest without their camera and then later explains in great detail what they would have taken a photo of is anything accomplished or achieved or attained?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Walk in the Woods 4

If a photographer falls in the forest and their camera goes down into a bottomless hole are there any photographs?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Walk in the Woods 3

If a photographer falls in the forest and while their eyes are closed in pain and no one else is around the flash goes off accidentally does it make a light?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Walk in the Woods 2

If a photographer falls in the forest and there is nobody around to hear do they make a sound?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Walk in the Woods 1

Photographer in the forest walking toward the light.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Light + Time III

Deeper into the forest.  
Another attempt to include time in a still photo.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Light + Time II

Light plus time at the edge of the forest.
Time passing in a still photograph?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Light + Time

Light plus time at the edge of the forest.
(And a camera of course.) 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Time Passes (of course)

Another abandoned room.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Time (passes)

Forty years ago I bought a Minolta SRT101 and immediately went out taking photos of everything.  I liked black and white and went into a lot of abandoned buildings.  I was under the impression that I was taking some good photographs.  I had no idea that every one was photographing abandoned buildings.  Apparently it is still a popular subject.
This photograph was taken about thirty years later.  It is an abandoned room.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Prism (no prism)

The colors are always there in the light.  A prism can be used to separate light into its spectral colors.  This time I used the reflection from some leaves that blew into the plants on my front porch and a camera.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wave-Particle Duality

Serge Haroche can measure a single photon without destroying it.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Light and More Light

It took light for the seed to become the tree that later fell and that I eventually took a photograph of on light sensitive film.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


From the beginning to the end it's all about light.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Personal View (7)

"Art is nothing in the world of ordinary interests, so it can be 
everything in the realm it creates for itself."  - Carter Ratcliff
(with digital noise from my hand me down scanner)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Personal View (6)

An image of substance should be able to have an effect on more than just the eyes of the viewer.  The maker of an image of substance should be able to allow that effect to have its own existence.