Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lost in the Midwest: Neat Place

                          Coolville, Ohio

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Back Home in Indiana: Get Us Out!

                                                     Bedford, Indiana.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Moning Morning Coffee: Take 9 - Style


Grafton, the first large town west of Winchester, Virginia, is the countyseat of Taylor County.  With a population of less than 6,000, Grafton is now among the most economically and socially depressed places in West Virginia.  Run-down boarded-up buildings and houses line the streets of what was once a bustling B&O Railroad town.  At one time about sixty percent of the people worked for the railroad.  Now the railroad is gone and nothing has come along to replace it.  Doesn't look like any thing will.

The mood in a color photograph is often energetic and contemporary. While the mood in a black-and-white photograph is often serious and classic. The choice between a black-and-white or color photograph can be a choice of mood.

If you wish to focus on the mood and timelessness of a location, then black-and-white might be might be a better choice. 

All photographers have their own style for taking photographs. The conditions that you use to take photographs and the type of photographs you take determine which style you prefer.

Friday, February 24, 2012


                                                       Richmond, Indiana.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


                                                       Richmond, Indiana.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Please Take a Ticket

                                                       Richmond, Indiana

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PS Drugs

                                                      Richmond, Indiana.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Morning Coffee: Take 8 - Look Up / Look Down

      Look up, look down
Look all around
       Look high, look low.
        How low can you go?
                                             Kathy Bell

                                                     Richmond, Indiana

                                                      Richmond, Indiana

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Form / Function

                                                               Rockport, Maine.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Closed 24/7

                         Pie Town, New Mexico

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Back Home in Indiana: Crosses Along the Road

                                                        Winchester, Indiana

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday Morning Coffee: Take 7 - Outside In

                                                   Everyone and everything that shows up in our
                                                   photographs is a reflection of something that is
                                                   happening inside of us.

                                                         What does your world look like?  Go to some place that holds
                                                          a particular mood for you.  Spend time to find just the right
                                                          place for a particular image.

                                                          Reflect - within the image - your experience.  Raise questions 
                                                          and don't provide obvious answers.

Friday, February 10, 2012

I Am The Best Artist

                                                       New York City, NY.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Along the Tracks: Storage

                      Richmond, Indiana

Once the home of a lawn mower industry, now used for storage.  (click on image to enlarge)

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Power Window

                                                     Farmland, Indiana

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Indiana Winter

Yesterday afternoon - Feb.6 - walked out the back door with a cup of coffee and found this at the edge of the sidewalk.  Come on - this is early February. This is Indiana. This can't be happening. We usually have a dark gray sky and some snow with a promise of more snow.  What we have been having is 50 degree temps, a lot of sunshine and a dark blue sky. No problem - just not the usual.  May it continue.  (click on image to enlarge)

Monday, February 06, 2012

Monday Morning Coffee: Take 6 - Inside Out

                                                           To be able to capture the fact that everything around us,    
                                                           dead or alive, mysteriously takes on many variations.
                                                           A seemingly dead  object comes to life through light or
                                                           by its surroundings.
                                                                                                                            Josef Sudek
                                                                                      Rockport, Maine

 Josef Sudek found his subjects in his domestic surroundings and in particular in the material quality of light as it penetrated windows. The relationship between inside and outside. Concentrating on private subjects - the window of his studio, the garden outside, a simple still life within.

Consider photographing from the inside out.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Back Home in Indiana: Jesus Healing Ministry Inc.

                           Richmond, Indiana

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Back Home in Indiana: Hoagy

                                                       Richmond, Indiana.