12-10-13 Late Fall

It occurs to me that in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where this photo was taken, the ponderosa pine is visual white noise in that there are so many of them and, unless they are fallen or bug infested or on fire, they are rarely seen. Good photography often involves being in the right…

08-20-13 Prairie Relic

When Deb and I were driving back to Watertown on the day we did Lacey and Matt’s engagement session, I remember driving by this tree and saying, “That’s an amazing tree.” And so, before I ended my session north of town a few days ago (that resulted in the two previous posts) I stopped by…

02-22-13 Brachiation (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…

01-25-13 Stand Out

This is deja vu all over again, given that I have already posted an HDR photo of this tree. I moved closer to the tree for this shot and I used a slightly different HDR process to make this picture. And Monet painted the same thing over and over and look where it got him….