Wordy Wednesday #447 “Castle Rock: Tea for Two”
Jun21

Wordy Wednesday #447 “Castle Rock: Tea for Two”

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”—Abraham Lincoln One of my favorite places to make photographs and test new cameras is Castle Rock, Colorado. This image was made with the Pentax K-01 and a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens (at 55mm.) Exposure was 1/250 sec at f/10 and ISO 400 and was converted to monochrome using Silver Efex Pro. If you enjoy mirrorless photography,...

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Wordy Wednesday #445 “On the Road to Key West”
Jun07

Wordy Wednesday #445 “On the Road to Key West”

“Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.”— Ernest Hemingway   Cayo Hueso is the original Spanish name for the island of Key West. It literally means “bone cay” or a low island or reef. It is said that the island was littered with the remains of prior native inhabitants, who used the isle as a communal graveyard. Key West is on the dividing line between the...

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Wordy Wednesday #442: Homage to Jerry Garcia
May17

Wordy Wednesday #442: Homage to Jerry Garcia

“I’m gonna beat it on down the line.”—The Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. He performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995.). The VW Microbus was also a symbol of the 1960s....

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Wordy Wednesday #441: “ Palm after Seven Mile Bridge”
May10

Wordy Wednesday #441: “ Palm after Seven Mile Bridge”

The Seven Mile Bridge is a famous bridge in the Florida Keys, located in Monroe County. It connects Knight’s Key, part of the city of Marathon, Florida. in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. Among the longest bridges in existence when it was built, it is part of the Overseas Highway in the Keys, which is part of the 2,369-mile U.S. Route 1. There are really two bridges in this location. The modern bridge is...

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Wordy Wednesday #439: “San Francisco de Asis Mission”
Apr26

Wordy Wednesday #439: “San Francisco de Asis Mission”

The above image was made with my favorite digital point-and-shoot camera, the Konica Minolta DiMage Xt. It was made when Mary and I were visiting with friends in Taos, New Mexico, which is famous for the quality of its light and one of the reasons the state is called “The Land of Enchantment.” San Francisco de Asis Mission church is a historic and architecturally significant church on the main plaza of Ranchos de Taos, New...

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Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”
Apr19

Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”

With Easter just a few days ago, I wanted to share on of my favorite Easter-themed images today. I’ve long been fascinated by Easter Island’s stone heads but so far haven’t yet been able to make the trip, so I’ll have to make do with this photograph of a rabbit’s head sculpture that I made in Arvada, Colorado. I call the image “The Real Easter Island” because it’s a rabbit head (get it?) It was shot with a Canon EOS 50D...

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Wordy Wednesday #437: “Point & Shoot Macro”
Apr12

Wordy Wednesday #437: “Point & Shoot Macro”

  Good ideas and good cameras never die.  Case in point: The Konica Minolta DiMage Xt. I loved this little 3.2-megapixel and found it the ideal camera to carry when traveling. (See my post on travel photography tips on Monday’s blog.) What is more than amazing to me is that here is a camera that was introduced in 2003 by a company no longer making cameras and you can still buy re-manufactured versions for around $25. This...

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