Dual Falls

After all the rain we have had around here 
I thought it would be a good time to look at some of the waterfalls.
This is a little known falls,
just off the road that I take to pick up our Sunday pizza.

Fortunately the pizza takes 30 minutes 
so it wasn’t cold after my photo stop.

Well worth the time taken 
wouldn’t you say?

I have just printed it for my upcoming show 
and wanted to share it with you.

Tidal Rocks

Last week was the first class in Landscape Photography that I am teaching.
Everyone showed up with a digital camera.
Which is fine but it makes me wonder if anyone uses film anymore.
(I know, many of you still use film…..)

I’ll bet that if A.A. were still around he would have a digital.
Just think, if he had had a digital in those days he could have taken more than
one frame of “Moonrise”….and it would have been much easier to print.

I have been working on getting my new digital dark/light room established.
Which is more work than I thought it would be.
For the moment I am keeping my enlargers and sink……just in case.
So the printers and associated ink, paper, etc need to be in a different room.
With my limited space this creates a serious problem.
The remainder of the workflow: mounting, matting, and framing can and do
use the same space that I have always used for them.
A 20 x 24 is a 20 x 24 after all no matter how it was printed.

All this work needs to be finished ASAP since I need to start printing for
the show in Sept & Oct……That is only 6 weeks away.
Really, I also need to get out and work. Pick up the camera and do something.
My idea is to have the entire show be a product of digital.
Both the capture and the printing.
A way of introducing my new work to the public.

One of my concerns when I was thinking about moving from film to digital:
Would my clients & collectors be OK with the move.
It worked out that no one cares very much as long as I am using archival inks and paper.
It would seem that, for my cliental at least,
the image is more important than how it is made.
Which I think is great!!

Summer Sun

” Spring has sprung…
  Fall has  fell….
   Summer is here and it is hotter then hell”
Something my children used to say when they were younger.
In reality it is 62 degrees and raining.

Something comes over us in summer….
A different way of seeing….
Things are warm and bright, even if they aren’t…
We become more optimistic, 
Aware of  bright future in spite of all evidence to the contrary.

Maybe it goes back to humanities origin in Africa.
Maybe we have a genetic disposition for light and warmth.
Maybe, as artists, we just need light to create.

In any event, here is some summer sun for you.
Happy 4th of July holiday!

Golden Light

Last week was a busy week.
Beginning with a party and drumming circle on Friday to celebrate the solstice.

The arrival of a new printer for my work. A Canon if it matters.

Putting together the class proposal for next fall at the museum.

Taking down my show and re-photographing it all for the new database that I am using to catalog my work. It has been a real problem finding things from many years ago since they were not on the computer. I keep chipping away at that.

So, this week I hope to find the time to get out with the camera and work.

I used this photo: “Golden Light”   to make myself feel better since all we have seen around here has been rain…………anyone know what a “cubit” is?    heh

Talking To The Tree

Did you ever just sit and talk with a tree?
We are alike in so many ways,
Different in a few.
But not enough to matter.

If we listen, the trees will tell us.
About nature….
About their world…
About ourselves…


This Old House

In the days of old when this was new…

Who lived here? 
What were they like?
Did the sounds of laughing children fill the air?

And where are they now?
The early ones?
Who brought a civilized atmosphere…
For a bright but fleeting moment.

Where none existed before.
And where none now exists.

Neighbors Plant

You do not need to travel far and wide
To find something new to photograph.

A daily walk around the neighborhood
Found this in a yard next door.

Light from sun breaking through
the overcast sky…..15 sec.   Gone.

Good things come to those who walk.
With a camera…..

Wind Blown

As the tornado sirens went off yesterday…

Neighbors rushed to basements…

I ran for the camera…
Wind through the front yard trees…

Then, I went downstairs.