My art is the fusion of time, place, context, light, and story all in one "view." I really don't think of my photos as things "captured" or "shots taken" but rather at least three stories frozen in a single moment: my story, the story of the content in the photo, and the story of the people who may see the photo. 

I tend to move at a slower pace than most so that I have time to notice the little things that often I, and perhaps others, sometimes take for granted.


 

National Gallery of Art

May 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I went to the NGA yesterday to hear a lecture on Sally Mann, an extraordinary photographer. I had my camera but did not snap the shutter too many times. I took this one in the East Wing. I wonder what others think when they are in a place like this...and who are they thinking with when they're on their phones. Do you suppose they're texting about the art or about getting to the art to enjoy the place together. That's what I think.

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The Rain Must Be Clearing

May 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Many of our roads are flooded. The rain was taking a short break and so I headed for the lake to get some photos of the dam. Well...across the way were these four. They had a photographer so I'm guessing they were doing Cosplay shots and I was just a lucky bystander. The rain hadn't really stopped...only dwindled and so the mood of the lake was kind of eerie which was perfect for this shot!

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Rain, Rain, Rain!

May 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Rain has been the theme of the day for several days now and supposedly will continue as the theme for almost another week!! I think we've had almost 5 inches so far and are schedule for another 5 or so.  That's a lot of water. There are more than 27,000 gallons of water per acre for every inch of rain that falls on that acre...that's about 35,000 gallons of water on a standard football field. To get a feel for that I went to one of the lakes in our neighborhood and took some photos of the dam...it was kind of spectacular. I could not get close because of the heavy rain and my camera is NOT waterproof...this shot is a significant crop but I wanted to show you the huge amount of water and debris that are coming over that dam.

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National Cathedral

May 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Last night I returned to the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. I was there to do a video of the Evening Song Concert but I also took some photos of the facility although not as many as last year. The evening was beautiful...great music, awesome weather, smiling people. But then whoosh, I had just finished putting away the equipment and looking around...eerily quiet. So i took this photo looking back into the sanctuary.

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Reading & Riding

May 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I continue to experiment with high contrast shots. I noticed this compelling combination of contrasts and concentration while waiting for a metro train a few days ago. The spotlight over her head was of course NOT a coincidence since she needed the light to read. Even when the train came in and she boarded, the book remained in the "reading position" ...now that's affirmative concentration. AND acute environmental awareness...at least I hope so.

 

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