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 during a...

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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 #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 Atlantic...

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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 #436, “Colorado State Flower”
Apr05

Wordy Wednesday #436, “Colorado State Flower”

The state flower of the state of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Columbine Aquilegia caerulea aka Columbine to us residents but also known as “granny bonnets” to some. The flowers are very variable in color, from pale blue (as in the species name caerulea) to white, pale yellow and pinkish; very commonly the flowers are bicolored, with the sepals a different shade to the petals. This image was shot with a Pentax K100D while...

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Wordy Wednesday #433: It’s A Snow Day
Mar15

Wordy Wednesday #433: It’s A Snow Day

It may be that way in some parts of the country but not here on Daisy Hill. While our friends and colleagues in the East Coast are recovering from a massive Winter Storm, the weather forecast for the Denver area is partially cloudy with high temperature in the low 70’s. That forecast, of course, ignores the fact that the two snowiest months in Colorado are March and April. The above photograph shows me digging Mary’s...

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