This journal contains notes to myself and my friends, about where I went, what I did, what I photographed; anything that relates to my interests in photography. The photographs used to illustrate the journal are not all likely to appear in a portfolio; they might not be a match for subject, theme, quality (after all, some of the notes are about what went wrong!). But I hope you find something interesting here, something that encourages you to explore further. Thank you. »
I didn’t use my camera in December 2014. I don’t know when I last went a whole month without. No sooner was Thanksgiving over, than Jill had her surgery, and so all my focus was on caring for and supporting her as she recovered. The New Year arrives, and I am determined to make a picture, but as you can see, it was already getting dark when I managed it. Seems I am already out of practice, so I will have to keep this up now!
This is not the normal before and after found on a photography site. This isn’t a reference to what the camera captured and what I did to the image. Instead this is a continuation
We have a large chrysanthemum plant sitting on the back deck. It must be one of the biggest, of its type, that I can recall seeing. I have been helping my friend Patrick getting a few lenses repaired and so I have more than the usual number sitting around home at the moment, »
I have completed the process, with Jill’s help, of selecting and sequencing photographs for a new calendar, for 2015. This time it is a collection of photographs of flowers, some of them a few years old, but some only a few weeks. Now I can move on to production, getting the images into InDesign and off to the printer for reproduction and collation (they do the heavy work of creating the stands and adding the spiral). »
The past few days we’ve been on the west side of the state, staying at the family farmhouse of a friend, not far from Benton Harbor. The first evening there, I went for a walk along the lane, looking for photographs. I was happily working on scenes from a »
I think I’ve been struggling a long time with focus: where to place it in the scene; how much of the scene to get in focus. Now I realize I might have given more weight to concerns over diffraction than it warrants and not enough to what I am »