First come the spiders

Back on the evening of March 1st, the weather was remarkably warm, and walking around with a bright flashlight held near my eyes revealed numerous arachnids taking immediate advantage of the conditions. Well, to some extent, anyway – there wasn’t much activity to be seen, just their presence, wallflowers at the spring dance; leave […]

February abstract

I realized this morning that I had no worthwhile candidates for this month’s abstract, except for something very similar to images I’ve shot before, so I ventured out to try and correct this shortcoming. I consider this one of my weaker examples, since it’s not terribly abstract, plus it gives an unrealistic impression of […]

The winter of our blogcontent

That was absolutely terrible, I admit it – I really need to stop doing such things if I want any readers at all. The only thing I meant by it was, in the winter when any kind of photographic subject matter is scarce, I fall back onto things like the butterfly house just to […]

Sunday color

No, wait – I’m not doing the color thing this year. Or at least, not on a weekly basis, but you’ll still see some images put up here almost entirely because of the colors. In this case, it’s an Amaryllis Minerva blossom (Hippeastrum minerva) that The Girlfriend is growing in the window. Or at […]

Darwin should have been born later

No, not later in the century or anything – just later in the year, since mid-February is a tough time to illustrate Darwinism and natural selection, especially when it’s too damn cold to be out looking for photo subjects.

But yes, it’s Darwin Day again, and to honor it, I have just a couple […]

On composition, part 25: Critical sharpness

This is a very slight departure from the topic of composition, because it really doesn’t have anything to do with composition itself, instead being a set of techniques. However, they’re important techniques that apply to all forms of photography, and I don’t have a technique category, so…

As a photographer begins to consider making […]

January’s abstract

If you’re seeing this, it means I’ve failed.

I am committed to continuing the month-end abstract images that I kinda sorta started doing last year, but I really haven’t shot much this month. I did not neglect the winter storm that hit the east coast of the US, but also didn’t shoot a lot […]

Odd memories, part 15

It is sometime in the 1990s. No, I mean it’s 2016 right now, but the event I am relating takes place back then, and I am using a literary style called first-person chronologica dysplasia or some shit like that. Whatever; it’s creative – run with me here. I am touring Florida on my own, […]

A brief reassurance that I’m here

With the computer being down and thus no decent way to unload photos, I simply avoided taking any until things were up to speed – which means that my first photos of 2016 weren’t taken until this morning! I’m as horrified as you. Well, okay, maybe not quite as horrified, but you’ve got competition, […]

A year-end retrospective

Two years ago at the last day of the year, I posted a series of pics intended for blog posts that had simply never made it, and I am doing the same again this time, with one small addition: I am posting a photo taken within each month, and adding a link to my […]