Saturday, November 28, 2009


Some persons have a natural beauty that is not pasted on each morning. They are often very photogenic, have an easy smile that is not forced. These pictures were taken at a family gathering so consider them snapshots. Had I the opportunity I would have chosen the background more carefully.

Below is another natural beauty in the making. She seems to have that "je ne sais quoi" that develops as time goes by.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I was wondering when I could get the time for more pictures when I noticed the winter moths gathering on the window pane. Here was a good opportunity to experiment with subject moths and also the reflected image. (I also discovered I must clean the windows).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New/Old photos

It has been a difficult week, I tried but could not find the time to take some new photos. What you see here are two pictures taken three weeks ago.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

Today is a holiday in recognition of our veterans. In chronological order:

The Civil War

World War I

World War II





Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pastel redux

It seems many assume their own posture when it comes to being comfortable while sketching a subject. Some stand. some sit, others will plunk themselves down on whatever surface is avvailable.

It's interesting to view a scene through the eyes of another person. I suppose if the same subjects were pictured by ten other artists we would have ten different images.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day 61, Pastels

Today I happened upon a group of students working with pastel colors. The weather was ideal, sunny with a comfortable temperature.

You will notice that they took artistic license with the colors but the results were quite pleasing. I will post more photos tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 60, Fall reflections

I coming to the realization that the life of a photographer is one of missed opportunities. Today I visited this pond and was trying to get different views of the reflections in the pond. As I moved to another vantage point everything changed. The winds came up and caused ripples on the water, the reflection was gone. There will be other opportunities.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day 59, Japanese Maple

At this time of year the color of a red Japanese Maple can be quite vivid. Take a picture with the sun as a backlighting source and the color is dramatic. I did not have to go far to photograph this tree, it's another maple in my front yard.