11-26-13 Another Time and Another Place

I suppose I should be posting something slightly more seasonal, shouldn’t I? But perhaps these purple iris are blooming somewhere in Australia, where summer is about to begin. So I would suggest they are seasonal. Frankly, I wasn’t looking for a flower photo for this blog today; I was just looking for a colorful photo…

02-21-13 Hand Turned (Reprise)

TS Eliot was wrong. Februrary, not April, is “the cruelest month.” At least for me. Yes, the days are getting longer. Yes, the temperature ocassionally soars into the high 20s. But it is often in the heart of February that what I think is SAAD (seasonal affective disorder) hits me. And I lose my will…

02-17-13 The Second Story

I had mentioned yesterday that I didn’t get enough time in the Minnesota state capitol building the other day. I made up for that by going back late yesterday morning. I knew when I went that I was going to take several series of photos with my camera on a tripod so that I could…

02-16-13 Capitol Dome (HDR)

Some of my photo/media students and I made a short stop at the Minnesota state capitol building recently. This is the kind of place I’d spend a few hour photographing, not 15 minutes. But we were on a tight schedule. But during my time I did capture a few photos of this beautiful structure, including…

02-12-13 Back In the Days of Film

Here’s a photo that was taken with my Canon film camera 12 years ago. Yes, film! If you look closely, you will see white specks. Those are dust specks on the negative. And if you look closely again, you will see film grain. Holy cow! My workflow for this photo was as follows Visit the…