Purple Onion

Purple Onion

Found this flower, a Purple Onion while Audrey and I took a walk with the dogs this morning in Schomberg.  Audrey of course plays a pivotal role by holding the leashes while I go  lumbering off to another photographic opportunity.

Been relatively busy the past few days.  Bought a new 3 gig hard drive to archive and sort all my images and what a job that has been.  On one hand it’s great to see digital images from 2006 and scanned images from beforehand, but on the other hand my “previous” file storage was horrendous. and I have to create a new system.  Any Ideas? 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