Wordy Wednesday #159 “Photographing a Classic Buick”
May13

Wordy Wednesday #159 “Photographing a Classic Buick”

Many digital SLRs have built-in monochrome modes and some even have modes (Canon calls’em Picture Styles” that enhance gray tones while making the rest of the colors look less vibrant producing and old-fashioned even hand-colored look in camera. I have an affection for classic Buick automobiles. This beautiful old Buick was custom built for the former Shah of Iran—that ain’t chrome, it’s silver—and is now in a...

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Wordy Wednesday #158 “Joe Cool’s VW Bus”
May06

Wordy Wednesday #158 “Joe Cool’s VW Bus”

  Mary and I are longtime VW enthusiasts and never miss the annual VW’s on the Green car show in Colorado. We plan on attending this year’s event, which is May 17—just before my birthday—and hope to see you there. (If there’s enough interest, use the Contact page, and we’ll make it an official PhotoWalk.) Location is the beautiful Robert F. Clement Park in Littleton on 7306 W. Bowles Ave. What did the picture I...

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May is National Photography Month
May01

May is National Photography Month

National Photography Month started by in 1984 as the weeklong American Photography Celebration but now runs the entire month of May. For a short time it was also the home of “Take Your Camera to Work day” that was funded out of my own pocket but faded after a few years because of the cost of creating a user-friendly site. If anybody’s interested in helping me relaunch the Web site, it could restart it next year with your help. May is...

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My Take on Cropping
Apr27

My Take on Cropping

As I’ve mentioned here many times, “this is not a my way or the highway” blog and what I write is just my opinion. You can ignore it or not—it’s your decision. “To Crop, or not to Crop, that is the question”—I think Shakespeare said that. Here is my take on cropping: I seldom do it. Maybe it’s because I grew up with film, especially shooting slides, and consider the 3:2 rectangle as sacred....

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Photographing Cars at Outdoor Shows
Apr20

Photographing Cars at Outdoor Shows

The images you see here were made at the April, ’15 Cars & Coffee event sponsored in part by Vehicle Vault, 18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway Parker, Colorado 80134. The next event is May 9, 2015. Starts: 9:00 am, ends: – 12:00 pm Light has four major qualities: color, quality, quantity, and direction. As photographers seeking to master the art of exposure, seeing that light is the key mastering the art of exposure If...

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Your Photography is What You Make of it
Apr17

Your Photography is What You Make of it

“Vitaque mancipio nulli datur, omnibus usu.”—Lucretius (96-55 BC) In case your Latin isn’t up to speed, one translation is: “Life isn’t given to anyone, but just given on loan to everyone.” When applied to my own photography I think this means making the kind of images that I like. I believe that the process of making photographs extends far beyond merely snapping a shutter. Manipulating images has been a part...

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Valentines Day Photo Walk
Feb09

Valentines Day Photo Walk

The Vehicle Vault in Parker, CO partnered with Cars and Coffee “to host this popular series of social gathering and to bring you to Parker to start what will grow into being the best and only place to be for car lovers”…and (if I can add) photographers too. I’ll be there, although I’ll be parking my car instead of showing it off, and hope to see you there at well. I’m hoping to have something more interesting...

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