Thursday Doors: Jour et Nuit

Day and Night, that's the translation of the little sign next to these doors in Paris. They are the doors you can't park in front of, something I thought Norm who runs the Thursday Doors community would appreciate, so I took the photo: When I was looking at the scene, I was also thinking about... Continue Reading →


Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be

It's not so much a question of where I'd rather be but that I'd rather be wherever that is with my camera. The photos in the gallery below are from my trip in December to Tanzania: I came home with a lot of photos, and I have been working on sorting and editing them. One of... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

I love taking photographs. For me, it is my favorite way to interact with the world. Sometimes it is a challenge though, typically that challenge involves lighting or deciding on an angle to shoot from. In this case, though, it was the story behind the photo: This photo is from the interior of the Pinkas... Continue Reading →


When should you stand for your beliefs? Thomas Abel (or Abell) may have thought about this as he was in the Tower of London awaiting execution for being a heretic: I took this shot for a number of reasons. One is that I knew this week's challenge was forsaken, certainly, the Tower of London would provide... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of this World

While I was in Paris I saw a lot of photos showing the Eiffel Tower under construction. These days it comes to mind as part of the Paris landscape but to folks in 1889, it must have seemed like something from out of this world. Honestly, I don't think it is all that pretty but... Continue Reading →

All Aboard

There are times when it becomes necessary to attempt a workaround. This particular photo was one of those times: The challenge before me was to create interesting leading lines within a photo by doing what is called a zoom burst. You do this by changing the focal length while you are taking a photo. There... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

This photo was taken at a hippo pool at Serengeti National Park. It was taken in the middle of the day so lots of contrast between the bright light and dark hippos, making a good exposure a bit of a challenge.  Here is the original photo: The camera handled the exposure fairly well, but I... Continue Reading →

Fill the Frame

The challenge to fill the frame gave me an excuse to pull out the close-up filter I have that fits onto my 50mm lens. That and a little editing gave me this photo: The original photo is below so that you can see that I saturated the color, and applied a vignette to darken the... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

Just imagine, a sunny day in February in Paris, pretty sweet, particularly if you consider the lousy weather they have had there lately. But there I was, on a beautiful day: This color version is fairly close to the scene as shot.  I have cropped it a bit. When I was editing I was interested... Continue Reading →

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