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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October 1, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS

   
... a lot of work bring this to life, make sure to click on it because the depth isn't as apparent in this smaller version ...
   
   
... the "proper pig," one of waterville's recent civic improvements ...
   
   
... playing with a "new" almost 50-year old ansumura wide-angle ... sloppy in the corners wide open, but once it's stopped down to f/4-5.6 it actually holds its own in today's computer-designed exotic rare-earth asperhical glass world ...
   
   
... same lens, this is a five-frame hdr merge ...
   
   
... from chuck and ann's "front steps" ... i'm okay with the final result, but no matter what i did i couldn't bring the color to what i really wanted ...
   
   
... while this one, which i consider a real "keeper," i had no expectation i would be able to filter out such gorgeous color ...
   
   
... ditto for this one ...
   
   
... just having a little fun before supper ...
   
   
... such a simple image, it shows little evidence of the amount of work it took to manage the color and contrast ...
   
   
... young victor, getting ready for bedtime ...
   
   
... seven frames blended, this is the little waterfall at conway's miniature golf course ...
   
   
... i took this three-four years ago and have revisited the original image several times ... finally, as far as i'm concerned, i got it right ...
   

... i've been taking pictures for over fifty years and i'm constantly amazed that the joy i find doing grows ...

“We are making photographs
to understand what our lives mean to us.”
— Ralph Hattersley