08-22-13 The Darkest Hour?

The saying is that “the darkest hour is just before dawn” and I was aware of that when I went quickly to my camera bag so I could get the moment pictured in this post. I’m not sure how one defines “dawn” but I concluded that the saying was a bit inaccurate even if it…

04-03-13 A Good Wind

As the last snow melts and as the temperatures warm into the 50s, is hard not to start thinking of summer. And for me summer equals sailing. And so today I went looking for something that evokes warmer weather. In two more months, maybe I’ll be on my boat on amazing Lake Oahe. . .

03-17-13 Late Summer

I suspect that there is nothing all that special about prairie grass, unless, of course, you live where there is no prairie. Or, like me, live where there is no living grass right now. And, as I know I’ve said, when I am feeling SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) kick in, I go looking for photos…

01-08-13 Nature’s Artistry (HDR)

Nature provides the canvas, the subject and the paint. The photographer furnishes the frame. And the technological medium applied by the photographer sometimes enhances what nature provides and often diminishes it. You’ll make your own judgements about this particular photo. All I can say is that this place is one of my favorite places on…

11-20-12 Blurring the Lines

There are a few things that are unusual about this post. First, it comes from the same file as a previous post. I rarely do that. Second, it is cropped unconventionally. What possessed me to eschew the 2:3 or 4:5 ratio? No one knows. Finally, it is heavily filtered. And I teach my students that…