Wordy Wednesday #456: The Final Chapter
Aug30

Wordy Wednesday #456: The Final Chapter

I’ve been flogging Wordless Wednesdays then Wordy Wednesdays for many years. In fact, the first Wordless Wednesday appeared on March 14, 2012 and I thought it was time for a change. Next week, Inspired by the photography of Gary Bernstein, I’m starting a new series I hope will run for a year. In the meantime, I leave you with this.   “Mary and Joe At the Psycho House” Normally you can’t get out of the cars...

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Wordy Wednesday #452 “ Clearing Your Mind with a Walk”
Aug02

Wordy Wednesday #452 “ Clearing Your Mind with a Walk”

As I’ve written about before, I like to take walks during the day to get a bit of exercise, clear my head and sometime try out  new equipment, which was the case on this particular day. I had just purchased a new-to-me black Panasonic Lumix GX1 camera body from a camera store in Japan (via eBay) and wanted to make sure that it worked. I stuck on an Olympus M. Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 lens (34mm equivalent) which produced a  compact and...

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Wordy Wednesday #449: “Path Through the Infrared Wood”
Jul12

Wordy Wednesday #449: “Path Through the Infrared Wood”

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ― John Muir I’ve often said, and it’s worth repeating that Zion National park is one of the best places that I’ve found, so far anyway, to shoot infrared.I’ve always wanted to host an Infrared Workshop at Zion and if any potential sponsors are reading this, please contact me and maybe we can work something out for readers of this blog. The 229-square-mile park is...

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What Do I Do When Models Don’t Show Up?
Jun30

What Do I Do When Models Don’t Show Up?

“Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability.”— Robert A. Heinlein The titles of today’s post is a question other photographers often ask me so I thought I would use this pre-holiday weekend post to answer it. As any photographer who has worked with models can attest, no shows are a fact of life. Occasionally they might send  an e-mail or call the day before requesting a...

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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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