Old Fashioned Portrait

This senior portrait was taken a few years ago and by 2010 senior portrait standards, it is dated. But I still think is is a good portrait. We were out at Lake Kampeska near Watertown but the location is irrelevant. What is relevant is the combination of soft lighting, of the bright eyes and of…

10-10-14 Nature in Black and White

I was back in my neighbor’s back yard this past weekend looking for photo opportunities. We probably have plenty for me to photograph in our yard but we didn’t have hosta plants with big leaves that were giving up the ghost as these were. I turned this photo to a high contrast black and white…

04-09-09 The Old Jewish Cemetery – Prague

The Jewish cemetery in the Jewish Quarter of Prague is one of the most memorable experiences of my last visit to Prague. There is something powerfully symbolic, if not ironic, in the survival of this cemetery given the fate of the Jews in Eastern Europe. Some of the markers in this cemetery go back many…

03-05-09 Cold News

On a Saturday morning a couple years ago, my wife sent me out to get the paper, which was wrapped in plastic due to a slow, cold drizzle that was falling. When I picked up the paper, I noticed that the water had beaded up on the plastic and then frozen. So, before I let…