Sunday, January 30, 2011

Captain Obvious

This was on my neighbours car... thought it was worthy of a photo of the day post.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

What you looking at?

Ok I have been neglecting my "real" camera. But as Chase Jarvis says "the best camera is the one that's with you". However one of the things I wanted to get out of this blog was taking better photos so I need to use my camera.
Below is the Cans and Melons sculpture revisited with my Nikon...

 A Little Coffee with that sugar?

As I sat down to download the sculpture I noticed my coffee cup had sugar dripping over the edge. Yes I am a slob.

Cans, melons...

taken 1/28/11
My friend Betsy made this while she was attending VCU. I always like this piece and we have it hanging in the kitchen now. I see it all the time but never get tired of it.
Conveniently enough  I keep my phone right under it so it was easy to pick it up and take a picture, apparently it was not as easy to post it up to this blog. I have an app on my phone that will do a fake tilt-shift and I have been determined to figure out a shot to use the vertical option.So her it is.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

12:30 pm

Snow is almost gone.

10:00 am: To monochrome or not to...

The snow is starting to melt.

7:10 am

Time to work.

7:05 am

Took the dog ouT.
Schools on two hour delay due to ice.
I almost fell in the parking lot.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Icy Texture


Took a little stroll out back to the lake in my neighborhood to get away from my desk for a minute. Their was a trickle over the spillway but I couldn't get a good angle on it. That is actally what I wanted to get a picture of but it wasn't to be. I got a couple of these shots inspired by Ansel Adam's more abstract close ups. Not that I have an ounce of Adam's vision or technical skill but I can still be inspired by him even if I don't come close to reaching him.


No photo for the 23rd with no good reason. Actually I should have been inspired. I went to see a Sally Mann exhibit at the VFMA. I think the problem was I was inspired to go into the dark room and create something. The problem is I don't have a dark room anymore. What I really want to do is get some orthofilm and put it in my old Polaroid Landcam and take some pinhole shots. This has been on my mind for a while now... one day I will have the room.
The Sally Mann show was excellent. It had a lit of her "death" photos and a doc about the process of making the photos for this show as well as others. If you have the chance to see it I highly recommend it.
Now what to take pictures of today?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Who knew

British fare could look so good.
1/22/11 bonus shot.

Penny Lane Pub


Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Old photo

I found while looking through some old pics. This was at a United for Justice march back in 07. I always thought her eyes were very interesting but I didn't like all the other elements in the photo. I cropped it down to 16:9 and made it black and white.... might help.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bus 2

All of these photos a day pics have been taken with my phone, HTC Evo, so I am still trying to figure out all the settings.

Get on the bus...

This is my bosses "new" bus.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The man himself

Hal is the one that inspired me or should I say dared me to try to post a pic a day.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

What a deal

Found on the bargain table @ B&N.


Frosty mugs

Thursday, January 13, 2011

1/13/11 b

Sitting on the porch having a drink and a smoke.


This is long over do. I have not posted anything here in a very long while. My friend Hal over at weaverwerx (see side bar for link) and I had discussed trying to post a pic or something a day. We were supposed to start on new years day, but that didn't happen.
As I am writing this I see he has posted some thing. Ha ha very funny Hal.
So here is my photo light pouring in my window. I will try to keep this up the rest of the year and maybe even make up for the 12 days I missed.