Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Little Perspective

A Little Perspective on where I was standing when I photographed the Bridge:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Travels and Tennis Hiatus.........

My long-time followers know that when a Grand Slam is on, the Blog can go dark........The Australian Open is over, so so more big breaks until the French Open.

I was also traveling for my Mom's 90th Birthday Party In St Petersburg, Florida:

Sunshine Skyway Bridge across the mouth of Tampa Bay, from Fort DeSoto Park, Pinellas County, Florida.

Some of you may remember the Summit Venture Tragedy May 9, 1971 that destroyed part of the original skyway bridge.  On the positive side, the approaches to that bridge became the world's largest fishing piers.......Also a great place to photograph sea birds.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

On A Clear Day You Can See Chicago

Actually most days were pretty clear right at the Lake Front.........Especially on a cold and windy day:

Peak through the trees to see Downtown Chicago.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Light Post

Can you guess the College Campus where these photos were taken?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cold Remembrance........

As the East continues to experience the frigid cold we've had for a while now.  I found some photos from the Evanston, Illinois lake front for the 1980's when I lived in Chicago.  Remember that sometimes Cold is Beautiful:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Mom!

Finally here and the Party is ready to go on the weekend.......

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! & New Year's Photography Resolutions 2014

Please check out the previous entry which shows a preview of my mom’s birthday book.  I also completed our annual photo calendar, this year with a quirky theme “Sign of the Times”.

Now let's see how I've done with last year's goals: 
Workshops and Photo Activities for 2013:

·         Moab Photo Symposium 10th Anniversary (May 2013 and already registered for 2014)

·         Denver in the Dark (October 2013)

·         25th Anniversary Banquet for the Urban Wildlife Photo Club

Major Resolutions from 2013 Completed:

·         Found most, but not all of the missing Norway and Africa Slides.  Still more boxes need to be thoroughly gone through.

·         Planned but not yet built the UV box.  But we have all the necessary parts.  A good winter project for Donald.

·         The BIGGEST DEAL:  Got my Mamiya 6X7 which I have already posted photos from. A belated graduation self-gift.  Will soon post a write-up on the details of camera.

·         We will be getting a 4X5 kickstarter pinhole camera in early 2014

·         Participated in World Wide Pinhole day at the Lafayette Library

Donald was the big winner on Photo Presents this year:

·         Horizon Perfekt Panorama Camera (FromLomography):

·         His own full-size carbon fiber tripod, so he can stop borrowing mine

Upcoming for 2014 and Beyond:

·         Spending more time in the dark room

·         Build UV light box for alternative processes

·         More Photography Workshops

·         More active in photography organizations

·         Don’t Forget World Wide Pinhole Day, April 27, 2014!

·         Getting started in the world of Smart Phone Photography (Stills and Video)

·         Finally get my solargram set up in the front yard!