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…

01-01-14 What We Never See

My title for this post isn’t so much about the fact that we don’t see rain, or rain-drenched leaves in our normal experiences. Though most people rarely stop to study a leaf as closely as I’m asking you to do it here. What I mean is that the camera “sees” things very differently than humans…

04-28-13 Chevrolet Hood Art

You may not have thought much about this but hood ornaments have largely disappeared from “modern” automobiles. This no doubt happened for a variety reason, including aerodynamics, cost and aesthetics. Of course, another reason is that ornaments became a target for thieves and vandals. Some automobile hood ornaments, like the Rolls Royce “Flying Lady,” are…

03-26-13 Luminaire

I knew when I saw these “candles” (made by Energizer) at Target that I had to have them and that they could provide an interesting photo opportunity. Frankly, this shot isn’t what I had envisioned when I was walking out of the store. But it’s what I ended up with in an impromptu photo session…