Obsolete Camera, Cheap Lens, Iconic Photo

Photography can be a lonesome venture. Particularly when one retires from the business, but still continues practicing the art. Like many retirees who are hobbyist/enthusiast photographers, and that’s what I call myself now that I’m no longer actively seeking clients, we look to the social aspects of photography to fill the void of working with…

The Return of the Train

I took a two year break from photographing steam trains between the Summer of 2016 and the Autumn of 2018.  My last Georgetown Loop photo tour was during the Summer of 2016. I guess that after 7 years of doing the photo tours, it was becoming more of a problem and less interesting. I always…

May The Moose Be With You

Winter’s last gasps are upon us.  My back is improving to the point where I can contemplate actually doing things that don’t involve a television remote control. Life is renewing itself. I’ve been reading the photography websites (nothing better to do while laid up) and the subject of Adobe Creative Cloud keeps popping up. Seems…

Things Grind To A Halt

My plans have changed. In a perfect world I would be in Kentucky right now, visiting with family, friends and doing a bit of Kentucky horse photography. The problem of course is in my back, which still hasn’t returned to normal from a recent injury.  The doctor will be taking a look at it later…

And That Was The Mistake

Moose Monday! It has become a tradition to post a moose photograph each Monday. No problem. By my calculation have about a half million moose photos. I’m still nursing a severely strained back and just when I think I’ve made some progress, it reminds me that it’s not over with.  I’m on phase three of…

Kentucky Road Trip

The thing I’m liking about retirement is not having to work if I don’t want to work. I’ve been laying up here at home the past few weeks, recovering from a back injury. The downtime has allowed my poor old pulled back muscles to return to functionality. I’ll have a few more days of rest…

No Advice, Just Train Photos

Cruise the Internet photography websites and you’ll find all number of expert photographers giving you expert advice. Advice that more or less repeats itself year over year. Have you ever noticed that very few of these world famous expert photographers share the actual photographs they take. I write my blog to share my photography. From…

How I Learned Landscape Photography

All photographers start somewhere. I began in High School, using my fathers film cameras.  I continued on through my time in the Navy and became quite interested in Stereoscopic transparencies in the 70’s and 80’s. In the 90’s I had a panoramic film camera and a number of Instamatic models. It was 2004 when I…

Too Powerful To Not Be Seen

Sometimes I ponder different subjects for my blog and when I come up with an idea I’ll start an article with the expectation that I’ll return to it later and finish it up. That approach to writing works about one third of the time. More often than not though, my blog posts are spontaneous in…

Rejection and Redemption

Nobody likes to feel rejected. If you are in to stock photography, you will be rejected and more than once. It is a fact of life and I don’t normally dwell on the images that are rejected by any particular stock agency. Sometimes, you’ll find redemption. As in the case of today’s photograph of a…