Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its seventh year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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January 20, 2013

LATE


OLYMPUS E=P1 PROJECT
... at times i find myself compelled to take take a photograph, if for no other reason than it is late in the night and easily within arm's reach my little camera is waiting for me ...


SIMON KISER

... a few months ago, while out for an evening stroll, alison and i chanced upon simon kiser playing his guitar on the street corner beneath the window of my apartment ... we stopped and talked, learning that while sitting at home he'd suddenly developed an overwhelming urge to "get out" ... to stand along the side of a busy public way and expose one's heart to the world, in addition to his talent we both admired his courage ...

... a week or so ago simon dropped a note, asking if i could help him with some publicity photos for his first paying gig ... of course, being a struggling young musician he couldn't afford my outrageously exorbitant fees, but that was no problem since i'm also one to barter a lunch and coffee for whatever skill i possess with a camera and lens ...


  
NIKON D200-NIKKOR 18-125@100mm-F6.3-1/320th-ISO400 • NIKON D200-NIKKOR 18-125@62mm-F6.3-1/60th-ISO400

NIKON D200-NIKKOR 18-125@46mm-F6.3-1/80th-ISO400

NIKON D200-NIKKOR 18-125@58mm-F6.3-1/90th-ISO400

  
NIKON D200-NIKKOR 18-125@52mm-F6.3-1/180th-ISO400 • NIKON D200-NIKKOR 18-125@48mm-F7.1-1/50th-3 Flash-ISO400

... was great fun taking these pictures, and, of course, i always enjoy lunch a little more when i don't have to pay for it ... simon will be playing at the "point afta" in winslow on january 26th, i recommend going to listen not just because he's really good, but so that someday you will be able to brag, "i was lucky to get to enjoy his very first gig" ...