Friday, December 18, 2015

Duct Tape

Duct tape - it will fix almost anything. I have seen this old truck sitting in this spot ever since we moved to Carrollton, GA. But this time I noticed the driver's side mirror was held on with duct tape. I have even seen the owner (I think he owns the feed&seed store next door) start it up once.


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Thursday, December 17, 2015

[Gimpy] Pair on the Square

Another image from review that may make the "Pairs on the Square" project.


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

[Two] Pairs on the Square

Been reviewing some previous images for one of my current projects. This one from April 2014 seems to fit the bill for my "Pairs on the Square" theme.
What really gets me about this image is the two different expressions of the woman on the left and the one in the middle. The woman on the left seems to be laughing at something only she knows about while the woman in the middle seems to be doubting whatever it is the woman on the right is saying. The guy, as usual, is oblivious to it all.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Serving wench

Don't take it wrong, ladies, it is just a title that popped into my head. My wife and I were having lunch at a local Mexican restaurant and the bartender was telling me the "plate is hot" which lets you know why her lips are in the "O" shape.


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

A little plaid

When I first saw this image I thought "OK, it is all right." But today as I looked at it again I can now see what caught my eye and caused me to hit the shutter. It is all the PLAID! From her pants to his shirt to her hat, my eye just moves from one to the other.
It just goes to show that your subconscious "eye" may see better than the conscious one! At least, it seems to be that way for me.


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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Left or Right?

Liked the way these two guys were [kinda] in step. Might be a possible candidate for my "Pairs on the Square" series!


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Monday, December 7, 2015

Mercedes

Spotted this new Mercedes SL Roadster in downtown Carrollton about six weeks back. Don't see many exotics like this in this little town. From the badge on the side just behind the front wheel, I think this might have been a V12 version!


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Friday, December 4, 2015

The Lost Art of Conversation

Sometimes I wonder if all this technology is worth it. For all the advances in medicine, engineering, etc., people seem to be losing the art of interacting with each other.


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Saturday, November 28, 2015

teenage mutant [ninja] TURTLES


I was drawn to this young lad's shirt as he went around the line of kids.


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Friday, November 20, 2015

Stepping off

From the continuing documentation of my town square. This one may make the cutoff for my "Pairs on the Square" photobook. Only time will tell. It is a work in progress. None of the images are striking just images showing day-to-day happenings on the square.


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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Finding one's photographic niche

When my wife bought me my first decent SLR in 1978, I was stricken by the bug. But I did not have a direction or purpose to my shooting. I tried following Rohn Engh's thoughts as outlined in his book, Sell & Resell Your Photos. That brought me close but not quite to what I wanted. As I study some of the great photographers of the time, I found that I really was drawn to photojournalism and a desire to be a newspaper photographer.
But I wanted to make money at this venture as well so I thought portraiture was the way to go. The one thing I found as I tried to gain more knowledge and techniques was that to really get great photos I had to have a close connection with the subject.
For me, that really only occurred with family especially my wife. I have recently, as noted in the previous post, been going through old negatives finding images of my wife for a book I am putting together for the family after we are gone. I had a point in time that I hoped to do some boudoir or glamour photography but, like I said, I really need a connection with the subject so I gave up that idea.
But I continued to take photos of my wife both clothed and unclothed through the years. This one was taken in 1981 as I tried to get proficient with strobes and umbrellas. This was taken with an Olympus OM-10 and Zuiko 1,8/50mm lens paired up with a Vivitar 283 strobe off to the right. I hung a white sheet behind her to reflect some light onto her to but mainly wanted a silhouette.


I did eventually find my niche and was a freelance newspaper shooter for 10 years late in life before the newspaper industry was hammered by the internet and the global recession in 2008.
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

From the archives

I had run across a box full of prints from over the years recently. Initially, it seemed I was missing quite a few negatives. After going through the prints and scanning a number of the prints, I decided to go back through them and this time check out what negatives were available. The prints were scanned on a Brother laser printer and I was very unhappy with the scans. After scanning a few of the negatives with my Nikon Super Coolscan ED, I am much happier. I have been working on a book of images of my wife and found a number of negatives from our first ocean cruise back in 1980.
So I thought I would post some.


I am still amazed after all these years that this lovely woman was willing to marry me. And, after 47 years, it seems like she is going to stick around.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Views in a parking lot #4 (and final)

I imagine everyone is tired of these.....


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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Views in a parking lot #3

Number 3 in the series. There may be one more.


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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Views in a parking lot #2

The second in the series and my knee is acting up AGAIN!!


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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Views in a parking lot #1

For the last few weeks I have been nursing a problem with my right knee. I took to wearing a heavier brace for it and that seemed to help until this past Friday when I turned a weird way [I guess] and had a shooting pain rocket to my brain. I recovered but on Sunday night I rolled over in bed and the pain returned lasting through the night. After seeing a joint specialist [orthopedic surgeon] on Monday and taking an anti-inflammatory drug, the pain is gone but I am still tentative about putting much effort on the joint. So, yesterday, I sat in the car while my better half did the grocery shopping.
Well, they say the "necessity is the mother of invention" so I decided, using my X100S, to take some shots of the parking lot of the store. For the next few days, I will post images that survive my editing process. Here is number 1.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Beach Sunset

I don't shoot a lot of sunsets being a monochrome addict but I thought I would play with this one a little bit. As part of the conversion to monochrome, I used a blue filter in Silver Efex Pro to add a dramatic touch to the the image.


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