Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Blog B & W Image

Today and tomorrow will re post my favorite 2008 blog photographs. Today black and white. Tomorrow color.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bank Window

Interesting image for a rather small community in East Central Indiana. Mexico?

Yellow Guard

Testing/learning new hardware and software packages mean many things. Brick walls show sharpness. This image displays how the camera, lens and software present color. While this is a digital camera, the results are very-to me-film like. So far I am very pleased with the combination.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Blue Tubes

Today with the temperature in Eastern Indiana around 68, I was able to do a walkabout with the camera. Having sold some unused equipment, I have a new -to me - digital rangefinder camera and a new lens for it. Checking out the color and the sharpness of this combination. i am very pleased as the images require very little post processing.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Richmond, IN.

In the spirit of Harry Callahan. When you see a flat brick wall photograph you know that I am testing either a camera and/or lens.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Richmond, IN.

Main Street Bar & Grill where bathrooms are for paying customers only !!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

All American Pawn Shop

The window lights of the All American Pawn Shop invite holiday pawning/shopping. This and yesterdays image are the result new-to me-hardware and software.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winter in Indiana

This was taken outdoors today - December 20 - in Richmond, IN.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Toy Camera

Weather outside is a mix of mist/snow leading to ice on the landscape. Local schools are closed and while some roads are in good driving condition others aren't. With a up-hill driveway there is noway the car leaves the garage! A fine time to show off the Toy Camera

Friday, December 12, 2008

On the Road Again

Yet another "Toy Camera" photograph.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Buried Cable

Another "Toy Camera" image.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Green Hose

Green Hose marks the return of the toy camera.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Park Place

These days it seems the world is a Parker Brothers game. For most Park Place is out of the question. Many are losing their jobs and their Marvin Gardens. Some will need a "get out of jail" card. A few will survive as they "go past go" and collect their prizes.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Internal/external events

Ansel wrote and talked a great deal about internal vs. external events. For some 65 years most of the images that I have produced have been external events. The next few postings will be about internal events. Here I am- 4 years +4months-on the front steps of our home-taken by my father. My bow an arrow-what was he thinking?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dairy Queen

Taken with a "toy" camera.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Death Valley

With night temperatures in the teens and daily temperatures rising only to high twenties, Death Valley sure looks good.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chair

As the local weather is rain all day - good to recall a bright/dry/warm day in Mexico.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Studs is Dead

Studs Terkel died today at the age of 95. Details can be found http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-studs-terkel-dead,0,2321576.story
and/or
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/01/books/01terkel.html?hp
There were many branch's and directions in his life. Music, radio, television, writing and a collector of the ordinary/common/everyday folk and their stories. Above all he heard. He heard the meaning, the importance and the significance of individuals lives. I grew up listening to Studs on radio. Continued learning reading his books. Studs Terkel's book - Working - has not only made a deep impression on my life, it has influenced what and how I make/take photographs. As with Studs Terkel, I am not interested in the stars, rather I am concerned with the people that live and work within my environment. Studs Terkel is dead, but I am thankful that he lived.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Reason's to Vote

Voted today-here in Richmond, Indiana the polls opened this week. Over 3000 voted yesterday and expect about the same today. Only about a 15 minute wait-aren't computers wonderful!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Back in Time

Today's weather- Rain/Snow Showers with temperatures in the 30's. A fine opportunity to visit an earlier time when the sunny warm days were the rule.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Old Friend Revisited

Over the years I have often photographed this tree and its exposed roots. A true survivor that just keeps growing.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chimayo, New Mexico

Chimayo is a very special place. People from all over the world arrive believing in the power of magic soil to cure. Many leave hand made crosses as a testment to their faith.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mammy Jammy's

Down time at the Mammy Jammy's lunch counter.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

That Time of the Year

Managed a short walk in the Hayes Arboretum. Looking to find a few old friends. Sadly, many of the trees that I have photographed over years have fallen and decayed. Will soon return again to make a few new friends among those that are alive and standing.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Break Time

Due to some health issuses I will not be posting for bit. Check back now and again. Will post again ASAP.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Late Morning Light

Fall has arrived in Indiana along with less then twelve hours between sunrise and sunset.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pork Fest

The W---- family has been selling these carmel apples at the Eaton, Ohio Pork Fest for over 30 years. As part of the extended family-daughter married a W---- son -I have been working/helping the last few years. These are a few of the results of my placing 1500 sticks into apples. Everyone in the family has a job. Some dip, some prepare the carmel, some cleanup, some greet the customers, some hand over the carmel apple, some take the money. The family members come from several different parts of the country, a few from nearby locations and now grand children are returning from college studies to enjoy/and work with parents and grand parents. Tomorrow another -at least- 1500 sticks to be placed in apples.

Monday, September 15, 2008

I Understand

No image today. Sunday afternoon the remains of Hurricane Ike hit East Central Indiana with 65-70mph winds. Many trees and electric/telephone wires down. Lost power here for 25 hours.
Finally restored around 4:30 his afternoon. Spent the morning outside moving huge tree branches off the yard, breaking up and packaging the smaller ones to be removed later. Chainsaw is a strong possibility tomorrow. Note-no major building damage and no flooding. While -Eastern Indiana not the Gulf Coast. I have a better understanding of their problems.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Downsize

With fuel around $4 per gallon I downsized from a small Toyota truck to a two door coupe car. Instead of 17 mpg now get close to 32 mpg.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Old Becomes New

Turntable allows playing and digital recording of 33 1/3 and 45 disks. In the process of transferring a vinyl collection to CD.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Lightroom Tool

Added a MS windows Vista 64 bit, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4.00 GB Ram and 300 GB hard disk Toshbia notebook to the family of photo/tech tools. This will permit faster digital processing, portable storage and presentation of digital files.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

3 for 1

Sold three cameras and replaced them with a Nikon D300. Don't need three cameras when one will do the job. The new camera is smaller and lighter with better image quality at high ISO sensitivity. Using this camera I have a better chance of stopping action in active indoor flash forbidden events including concerts, theatre productions and athletics.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Seeing Again

Next few postings will illustrate changes that have happened in the last few weeks. First, a new pair of glasses. It has been seven years since my eyes have been checked. Now near, far and up close objects are again in focus. Once again, I am able to use some of my manually focusing film cameras. These older cameras and lenses respond to subject matter in rather different and sometimes unique way. Not only am I seeing again, I am also able to produce a new/old type of image.