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…

12-10-13 Late Fall

It occurs to me that in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where this photo was taken, the ponderosa pine is visual white noise in that there are so many of them and, unless they are fallen or bug infested or on fire, they are rarely seen. Good photography often involves being in the right…

10-26-13 Dangerous Curves

This blog rarely editorializes. But today’s post could have existential meaning. Rather than merely documenting damage from a recent heavy snow fall in the Black Hills, am I saying something about life in general by posting a fallen, twisted twisty road sign? As with all art (if that’s what this photo is) you’ll have to…

10-23-13 Flow

Anyone who knows this blog knows that I often repeat myself. I have not yet tried to re-invent myself as a photographer and, at my age and inclination, I’m not sure that it is possible. Or worthy. So here I am again at Iron Creek. But today, when I made the trek from our family’s…

09-24-13 Harvest Moon II

Yes, I’m a lunatic, though I don’t howl at the full moon. I just try to take photos of it. This photo is chronologically misplaced in this blog in that it was taken about 12 hours earlier than the other full moon posted a few days ago. As you can see, the moon plays a…