We’ve Moved!

I am no longer actively posting to this site. Instead try going here (click). Thanks! I should tell you this this site will remain, which means that all of my posts for the last 5 years will still be here.

03-16-14 Bucolic

Yes, the blog is moving to a new address. Commentary and a larger version of “Bucolic” are waiting here: Scott Shephard Photography

We’re Moving . . .

“A Photo A Day” is packing up and moving to another address. It will be the same blog, with the same kind of photos and commentary. Why? I’m downsizing by trying to host my business and educational missions under the same roof as my “A Photo A Day” blog. So go to www.scottshephardphotography.com look for …

03-15-14 Knee Deep

Twelve minutes after I took the photo you saw yesterday, the road dipped through a low spot where sunflowers that hadn’t gotten harvested last fall stood in frozen water. I had almost driven past when I stopped, backed up about 1/4 mile and studied these sunflowers. The dark blue color of the ice, the orange …

03-14-14 Beyond Wasta, SD

Wasta, SD, is a a very small town along I-90 in the western part of our state. Perhaps it is best known for the rest stops that are near the town. And on a busy summer day, I would guess that the population of the interstate rest stops is greater than that of Wasta. Besides …

03-09-14 A Return To the Beginning (HDR)

Earlier today I was wondering why I return to the same places again and again to take photographs and it occurred to me that it’s not just about a rut I’m in or just about the comfort of being in familiar places. Instead, it hit me that it is about practice. I go back to …

03-04-14 Sleeping On the Job

I’m not sleeping now and I’m not really sleeping in the photo, either. I was working on a project for Office Peeps, a local office solutions retailer, and decided it might be a good time to get a self portrait. Also, I was using Camranger to remotely control my camera so it was convenient to …

02-17-14 Upon This Rock . . . (Reprise)

This is a photo looking up at the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. When I returned to the US and opened it on my computer, I remember how impressed I was the quality of the image given than I was pushing my luck when I took it. I had no tripod, the shutter …

02-16-14 Early Morning With Wandering Star (Reprise)

You may not know it but this blog is approaching its fifth anniversary. I started it in February, 2009, thinking that it would be good for me to find and post one decent photo a day. Some of you may have noticed that I am celebrating the approaching anniversary by taking several days off this …

02-19-14 The Bruges Madonna by Michelangelo

Deb and I visited Bruges, Belgium, in 2008 and among the many things we saw there was this serene statue in the Church of Our Lady. The sculpture, known as the Bruges Madonna, is by Michelangelo and is the only completed work by the master to find its way out of Italy. The sculpture is …

02-06-14 Justin

Deb came into my office as I was working on this photo and wanted to know who the subject was and why I was working on the photo. I said, “It’s for my blog today. Every once and a while I like to demonstrate that I can do portraiture.” So here’s Justin, who traveled from …

02-05-14 Our Italian Villa

I set the Way-Back Machine to 2008 in my quest for something refreshing (at least to me) to post. 2008 doesn’t seem like that long ago but for a photographer, who might measure time based on know-how and equipment, it was 2 cameras ago: then – the Canon 5D; now – the 5DIII. The joke …