Fuschia and Time.

Closeup photograph of a Fuscia Flower

Fuschia,  June 2017.

With life and work I have have little free time and free time is used to work on my images and photography.  Over the past year I have been working on a series of photographs; call it a project if you want.  This Fuschia photograph is not one of them, and hence the problem.

I of course posted this on my Facebook page, and three Facebook group pages.  At last count this image has garnered over 300 likes and comments in social media!  None of my “project” images comes close to that.  Every year when the mood strikes me I venture out the door and proceed in taking what Doug Lingard, the first photographer who hired me as an assistant as “happy snaps.”  It amuses me for the moment. Every year, when posted on social media, the results are the same; hundreds of likes. read more

1952 Packard Hood Ornament

A photographic closeup of a 1952 Packard hood ornament1952 Packard Hood Ornament

This 1952 Packard hood ornament was shot at a local shine and show and I am now pleased to announce the image is available printed on fine paper or as a framed print at crated.com.

Give or take a few days this blog is now over one year old along with over fifty entries which averages out one per week.  I have to admit I did not realize the amount of time and work beginning this project and picking up the camera would take, but I am relatively pleased with how it has gone so far. read more

Piano Keyboard

Piano Keyboard

I’ve always appreciated narrow vertical or horizontal photographs, whether it was done with a panorama camera, a old banquet camera, stitching together of multiple images or as in this case a tight crop.  I’ve never had great success in posting them with many web based platforms distorting them horribly one way or another but this image of a piano keyboard seems to hold up quite nicely and is available at Fine Art America.

Everyone can take a picture of a building, add the movement away from the realm of reality by incorporating the long exposure streaky cloud feel and the now almost universal Joel post-processing nous. But a photograph is not a picture; it is the imbuing of pixels with part of the artists’ soul, telling a story not via one image but via a holistic series with an over-arching vision and statement. We must not lose sight of fine art; by all means learn high end post-processing, but do not forget to leave a part of you in every image you produce. read more