City Fix

Most of my friends know my creation photography best, and that will be the topic of my next blog post, the second in my “Second Wind” series. But I had to interrupt that series to share a different kind of adventure and photography that I also love. This past week, I spent three days in Rhode Island, mostly in Providence with an afternoon in Newport. My photographer friend Aaron Perkins was also on hand. We are both Episcopal deacons and attending our national triennial conference. So… of course, I had to get my “city fix,” doing the kind of photography…

Seize the Moment

My rather crazed existence does not give me the time to do nearly as much of the thing that makes my soul sing as I need and desire. I must carve out and take moments here and there. Yesterday I spent most of the day at a 5-hour meeting about 2 hours from home. It was an important meeting. Good work was done. But, of course, I would always rather be out with my camera! So I take it along. Coming home the weather had turned chill, rainy and gloomy, so actually stopping for 20 minutes of late afternoon light…

Finalist!

The Drink & Click™ theme for November was “History” and I was in Chicago. Yay! And one of my images made “Finalist” in the competition. I’m way proud. But let me give credit where credit is due. I did not know this point of view on the historic Chicago L existed. My friend, Adam Dooley, did, and when I grumped that I had made hundreds of shots of the L and was not happy with any of them, he took me to the precise place you must stand to get this shot. And it’s a finalist. Thanks, Adam! Here’s how…

Another Good One

Having posted last week about my first success with being invited to Art Melt, Louisiana’s largest juried show for Louisiana artists, it occurred to me that I should feature my second invitation as well. It happened in 2015, two years after the first invitation. I did apply in 2014 but was not invited. One of the best aspects of the 2015 invitation was that my photographer friend, Irene Kato of Baton Rouge, was also invited. Here she is standing in front of her piece, which SOLD! Way to go, Irene! My piece was a study of the substructure of a…

A Milestone Image

So… today I was on radio to talk about the Holiday Art Crawl in Ruston, La. The show host, Rick Godley, surprised me by asking if a particular photograph, of all the thousands I have made, stood out as a favorite. Delta Dragon is the first one that popped into my head. Yes, I have, in fact, made many photographs that are–at least to me–memorable. But Delta Dragon does stand out. I still like it, a lot. I still think it is the best shot I could have made of that particular scene at that time and in that place….