My Folly

September 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The alarm clock chimes at 4:30am and forces it's way into some quickly forgotten dream. The sun's not up yet but you are. No time for breakfast or even coffee. The upside is that you get to go on a rare pre-dawn motorcycle ride through nearly deserted city streets. That might be nice. The cool air of the morning wakes you as you make your way throu...
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August's Lament

August 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I never really fell victim to a mid-life crisis. But I get nailed by a mid-year crisis every time. It's August already! And about half way into it. I'm not sure what happened to the Summer. Or, really, the end of Spring. The last thing I remember, I was waiting for Winter to get over so I could start in on my ever growing list of highway destinati...
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My Work Day.. (well.. this one)

July 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I've never been much of a water drinker. Recently, I've really tried to drink 100 oz/day. I'm supposed to have 120oz/day but at some point, it starts to bring up images of waterboarding. So I've compromised at 100 oz. To jump start that, I try and knock down 20 oz before I leave for work. And every morning, as I force myself to chug, I wonder if th...
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Why I'm Not Shooting The Eclipse.

July 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Everyone photographs the Eiffel Tower. That's fine if you want mementos of your vacation. But if you're looking to photograph something that's going to stand apart, you'd be hard pressed to do something that hasn't been done twenty times before. It happens. But it's the rare artist that can create a new vision there. Charleston, South Carolina is a...
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Playing with Pictures: pencil sketching

July 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Color masking is that thing where you bring out a colorful object in your picture and make the rest black and white. You see it in a lot of flower pictures. Why not? Flowers are colorful. And, unless you do something to the picture, kinda boring. It's a great way to draw attention to a thing. On the other hand, it's been done so frequently that man...
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