Thursday, June 30, 2005

Produce Blogging #10

Wow... ten weeks of produce blogging already?
Because Thursday night is grocery night.

More rust

I was working at a natural gas separation facility today.

I was atracted to this rusty pipe joint.

Sunset Sail

I didn't shoot anything today, so here's another shot from my trip to Baltimore.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Morning dew ...

...on a daisy leaf.

Daisy chain

You've seen this patch of daisies before. That's real morning dew by the way... not that I'm above using a spray bottle.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Light opportunity

So last week I'm sitting on a bench at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore enjoying the evening breeze... when the light started to get really nice on the National Aquarium...

I'm thinking to myself... dang... that's really nice.. but there's a post in my way. In order to get that shot I'm going to have to get my butt up off of this bench. Sigh. It's so much trouble doing this blog.

Sex organs of the lily

Very much like this one...

I am reduced to copying myself, but I couldn't help posting this shot... I like it better than the last one.


I don't usually go in for the "rusty door school" of photography...

... but I sorta like this one.


Ok... here it is...

... the trite sunset photo alluded to earlier. I just don't care.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Log Home

Nothing like a big giant moose head to make a house a home.

This is a shot from an actual job I shot today. What a beautiful house.

Inner Harbor Flowers

Just a nice floral composition I shot in Baltimore last week.

I shot a nice sunset tonight and I tried to Photoshop it into shape to share with you, but dangit it was just too trite. This one is a tiny bit less so. I had to post something.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Classical Columns

I was at the National Gallery in Washington, DC today.

There's always a lot to see. The Gilbert Stuart exhibit and the Irving Penn exhibit were great.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Produce Blogging #9

Pucker up...

... because Thursday night is grocery night. Actually, I shot this last week. I'm on the road today.

It's a bug's world....

... we just live in it.

They like my neighbor's daisies.

Barber Shop or Museum? Part 3

More useless collectables, from the ShearCut.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

What's up Tiger Lily?

Here we go...

... with yet another flower. But it is that time of year... and this one is so good. I love the backlighting.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Photo esoterica


... sometimes you really do need that 12mm lens.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Tiny flowers

Little yellow flowers...

... little blue flowers...

... no comment to add.

View from Sideling Hill

I wonder how many times this little church has been photographed?

You can see it with a looong telephoto lens from the Sideling Hill Exhibit Center in Maryland. If you've ever travelled I-68, you know where this is. You can't miss it. I've stopped there before on the way to and from the Eastern Panhandle of WV. I stopped again on Saturday returning from Baltimore only because the weather was extraordinary. Here's a view of the road cut:
The "Exhibit Center" explains the geology.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Challenge Walk

Sometimes I challenge myself to take a good photo. Some challenges are more difficult than others. Most days, my work photography is a real challenge. When I'm just shooting for myself, I could wait till inspiration strikes... but that's not really very often. Some photos hit you over the head like a ballbat... sometimes you have to go looking. It was a beautiful day here today and at 8pm I realized I hadn't taken a photo all day. I was at my studio which is in a section of town not recognized for its picturesque beauty. I went for a walk around the block and challenged myself to find something... anything. When I got back and looked at the photos I was surprised to find these... which aren't bad at all.

Dueling Neon

In Charleston, WV...

... coffee neons compete for your attention.

Shamrocks redux

This is a photo I've been meaning to post for a while...

... these are the same shamrocks seen in this previous post. This photo above was taken very early in the morning... after the previous photos. Do they close up every night? I don't know. By the way, these flowers are very small... perhaps half an inch?

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Seen in Cumberland, Maryland

Wouldn't it be funny if the "Station Center" was on Street Road?

Friday, June 17, 2005

Building blocks

I'm in Baltimore for a day. This is an architectural detail shot while standing around waiting in the convention center.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Sky, cloud, land... part 2

This is another shot from the series I took two days ago while waiting at a rest stop on the West Virginia Turnpike. The clouds kept changing and I just kept shooting.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Produce Blogging #8

Pepper Faucet

I know... Thursday night is usually grocery night but I'll be on the road tomorrow.


Yet another bug...

... I'm constantly amazed at the macro power of the Pentax Optio S4i. This fly was small... much, much smaller than a common housefly. The camera has its faults, but the close-up capability is astonishing for a camera in this class. Can you see the hairs on the leg?

The Queen of Capitol Street

Restoration work is being done on the old Scott Bros. Building...

... currently occupied by the Bailey & Glasser law firm. This incredible old Queen Anne Victorian commercial building is in the heart of the Charleston (WV) historic "Village District". I have often called this building the "Queen of Capitol Street" and thankfully it has owners who are taking good care of it. I remember when a bakery was located in the building. It was a fine bakery, but the archictecture was obliterated by a crappy 50's era false front. It's gratifying to see the old buildings being brought back to glory.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Sky, cloud, land...

... at the Morton Travel Plaza on the West Virginia Turnpike.

Clematis Leaf

Season of Rainbows

For some reason...

... they just keep happening here.
Update: See another photo along with a great story here.
Welcome Hillbilly Carnival readers! Go to my main page for more photos.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Old Climber

I don't need Judy to tell me this is a Clematis.

This was planted by the previous owner of my home. I never do anything to it... it just comes back year after year. I hardly ever see it because of where it is. I just happened to notice that it was there so I took a few shots.