Monday, April 30, 2007

Flying to Utah

Whew... I didn't get much sleep last night because I had to catch an early flight. I hope to have some nice shots of Salt Lake City tomorrow.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

"Studio" Photography

Yesterday I presented a photography workshop to an arts group on "photographing your artwork". Here's an example of a nice studio shot of a carving.

And here below is the "nice studio". Well... it's near a nice studio. It's in the alley behind the studio. The point of this is to demonstrate that a cloudy sky can substitute for expensive lighting equipment.

Also, it was shot with my little pocket point-and-shoot Fuji F30 camera. It's not about the camera (tm) and it's not about the rest of the equipment. It's about the knowledge and creativity.

Prom 07

My niece... all dolled up for the prom. If you blink they grow up on you.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Produce Blogging #82

Because Thursday night is grocery night!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Horse Eye

I was out on top of a big hill photographing some surveyors when a horse ambled up behind me and gave me a nudge.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Black Widow

Well... here it is. I've never actually seen one in the flesh before. A Black Widow Spider. Yikes. My friend Alex Morgado caught this under his porch. I told him to bring it over before it died and we'd immortalize it. I've always heard that they are native to this area. It's really, really black... except for that red. P.S. As usual, you can click on the images to get a larger view.

More NYC from Adam

My nephew Adam has posted several more photos from his Spring Break in New York. Have a look.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

An Unusual View ...

... of Charleston, WV. The usual view is here.

WV Bloggers Round-Up

Jedi Jawa posts a great round-up of what WV bloggers are doing.

Bare Trees, Sunset

This is similar to this from last year. It sort of looks like a forest fire.

Yoga Man

Friday, April 20, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hardware Blogging

I had to go buy a machine bolt on Monday.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Plumbing Supplies

I posted some photos of a heart stent once before. I saw a few more today.

Above shows the before and after expansion.
Below is a giant carotid artery stent.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Adam's NYC Adventure

My nephew Adam is photo-blogging his school trip to New York City. Check it out.


The Queen of Capitol Street, Part 2

This great old Queen Anne Victorian building was originally the Scott Bros. Drug Store a hundred years ago. Now is the Bailey & Glasser Law Firm. The lawyers have been good stewards of the property and it looks great now. I remember in the 60s and 70s when it was all covered by crappy modern false fronts.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Finding Photographs

Sometimes you can find photos buried in your own photos. Here's a shot of the Kanawha River I took riding in a car crossing a bridge. It was just a quick snap of a sunset last week. I was looking at that shot this morning and I decided that there might be a good photo that could be cropped out of it.