12-11-13 The End of the Season

When Deb and I paid the entrance fee for the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska, a few weeks ago, we weren’t expecting much given that the gardens were past bloom and prepared for winter. But we were surprised by what we found. And even if we hadn’t found anything worth seeing, it would have been…

03-06-13 Kennedy Half (Obverse)

“Obverse” is coin talk for “front.” And this photo is where my Kennedy Half project started. Frankly, I got smarter about lighting the coin as I experimented over a two day period. But I’m posting this because I figured some would want to see the Kennedy side of the Kennedy Half. (Yesterday, as you may…

03-05-13 E Pluribus Unum

“E Pluribus Unum” is Latin for “From many, one,” which no doubt has many meanings, especially in the context of American democracy. But in this photo, the meaning is a little more literal: there is only one coin oriented and focused in such a way that it has complete meaning. So is this photo art?…

Where’s George?

This is a composite picture of two scans I made of a dollar bill I found in my pocket yesterday. I have seen the “Where’s George” stamp on money before but today I decided to track this bill. I went to the web site wheresgeorge.com, put the serial number in and found that this particular…