01-13-12 Ghosts

This is a closer view of one of the two buildings pictured yesterday. This photo was taken right around sunrise and it occurs to me that this old building has lived to see a lot more sunrises than I have. I asked my first year photography students recently to tell me what they thought a…

01-12-13 Rustic

I took this photo on September 5, 2004, and it’s been in a virtual shoebox ever since. As my regular readers perhaps know, I am a photo packrat and from time to time I go digging for stuff I did a long time ago. You will also know that I return to the same places…

06-27-12 Sadness

What you see in this photo is a pile of debris in the middle of a cornfield. But what I see is much more, for this pile is all that remains of a farmstead north of Watertown, South Dakota, that had become for me a place of photographic pilgrimage. This farmstead had an old house,…

American Gothic

I’m on an HDR in the country kick. I have also gotten caught up in Nik Efex and OnOne filters. So you’ll have to forgive me for slightly surreal images lately. This image is of a farm house a few miles north of Watertown. It is a fascinating remnant and I’d love to know more…