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…

01-28-14 Dreaming of Mexico (HDR)

I wish I were in this picture, lounging on the pool-side chair. But it occurs to me that I am in every photo I take. You just have to look hard to see me sometimes. . . . Dreaming of Mexico by Scott Shephard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

01-09-14 Altered States (HDR)

This photo is demonstrably “unreal.” As I’ve said before, humans don’t see out of focus light as soft, overlapping balls. And we certainly don’t see the world upside down, as it is shown here in a crystal ball I inherited from my grandma Ida. But wait a minute. . . Our eyes are lenses somewhat…