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. »
Over the summer I’ve been reading various books about the explorations of David Hockney, mostly expressed in the form of interviews. A lot of what he has gotten into is around the idea of perspective, of how the 3-D world is translated into 2-D. He talks »
It’s now 11 days since 14.1 inches of snow fell on Ann Arbor in less than 30 hours. Obviously not as drastic as Boston, MA, where the season total has now passed 100 inches (despite this one big snow fall, Ann Arbor barely got past half its average February »
17 days after it fell, the snow is still on the ground. The Sedum is still there, though the old flowers have lost their white hats. The paths that the cats and other critters follow, and us on the way to the compost pile, are pretty ingrained.
I didn’t take any photos in January, apart from a token gesture at the start of the month.
Throughout the month, I kept looking out the back window, and seeing possible photos. In particular I would look at this group of Sedum sitting, not that you can tell with »
Well, here we are at the end of the month. I thought I would get back to actually using the camera to take photos. As ever, I certainly saw a lot, of photographs. But it (taking the camera out) never happened. Was it too cold? Were Jill and I too busy doing other stuff? Don’t know, just never got that buzz, to take photos. Thought a lot about photos. What to do with what I have. What new to look for. Just didn’t take any. »
This morning we had an appointment with Jill’s surgeon. Just a follow-up to confirm everything was going OK.
This morning we woke to, what I think I would describe as, a hoar frost, in effect; light rain, freezing rain, light snow, we had it all, but only lightly, and it was very cold. The trees were coated with white hair. »