Devoured

Long past the days of hiding chocolate chip cookies from young children, this old tin now sits semi-concealed along the interurban trail in Bellingham, slowly being devoured by rust.   I took this a while back on a photo walk with Andy.  Sometimes, when I find something I like, I don't tell him about it until after we …

The Skies Must be Crazy

Was it just me, or did yesterday's weather resemble a manic-depressive woman?  Sunshine, clouds, RAIN, sunshine, RAIN, a hint of sunshine, RAIN.  This made my photo walk difficult because my number one priority is protecting David's Canon.   It's no easy task trying to get a good picture while balancing an umbrella.  Camera:  Canon 40d Location:  …

Everyone Needs an Andy

Skype conversation between Andy and I tonight - practice run for if, when I go to Ireland, things go very very badly: Me:  Hello?  Help!  I'm chained to an effin radiator in Galway! Andy:  Don't burn yourself. Me:  You don't care. Andy:  You're warm and have company.  What's there to be worried about? Me:  There's …

The Long Road Home

5:00 a.m.   Curses!  I'm up 45 minutes too early!!  Attempts to fall back to sleep?  Futile. 6:30 a.m.   Hang photography on the walls at Tony's Coffee in Fairhaven.  7:30 a.m.  Start worrying about the public scrutiny of my babies (cause that's how I feel about my work!) Photo courtesy of Andy Phay (aphay.com) 8:00 a.m.   Head to Facets training …

Previously Unpublished

My published photography is often reflective of a certain mood at the time.  When I return from a photo walk and start reviewing my digital treasures, I usually get attached to a certain few.  However, when I revisit the same set of photos several weeks later a different image usually sparks my interest.   I wonder …

Camera-Shy

No trespassing??  Like I ever listen.  I did lose the lighting more quickly than I expected last night, so my train project didn't happen.  Instead, I took the path to the marina again and tried to make the most of what remaining light reflected off the clouds.  I happened to spot a Minnesota license plate as …

Rust Canvas

This week I have been playing with my first DSLR, a Canon 40d, thanks to my friend David.  Up until now my Nikon Coolpix 100 has served me well, and it’s taken amazing photographs considering it’s “only a point and shoot”.   But I needed additional capabilities.  The Nikon D300 I want is going to run …