Monday, April 24, 2006

Reflections While Walking

Saturday, April 22, 2006

On a monitor

I found when I viewed this image a day later, on another monitor, that it looked entirely different-- and very very wrong! So I'm reposting a version that I hope will view accurately. Like I said I'm a lot more confident of showing my images the way I want them to be seen as a finished print! And even though I didn't plan this I'm going to leave the original post below. The words, anyway, are what I intended.
I hope that you can see Christ there on the cross, almost hidden in the shadow. That's one thing I really prefer about prints over computer screens, the sublety and control the photographer has over how the image is actually viewed. It's a shame, our shame- my shame, that even after He has died on that cross for us all and we have celebrated His resurrection just a week ago how quickly we will let Him slip out of our daily lives. How we let the shadows cover our eyes.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Reuben's Chair

I dont like to take pictures of people in bluebonnets but every year I get drafted to do just that. This year there weren't too many blooms but I think I made my client happy, once again! And I even enjoy the color in this photograph!
The other image is for me. It seems easy enough to sit in Reuben's chair now, four years after he is gone, but I was still surprised when Barbara did.

Monday, April 10, 2006

No Books On Computer

This is one of the first digital photographs I took. Before stopping to photograph this old dance hall on the way home from a tiring business trip I was certain digital was only for quck records of work related items and would never rival film, particularly when it came to black and white. I figured I was taking some notes and would be back to take PHOTOGRAPHS later with a real FILM camera. I photographed around this building for more than an hour and found that I became just as absorbed and motivated taking digital photographs as I did with film. And more importantly that I found no need to re-do anything. ( It has taken several years of learning a digital "darkroom technique" and the purchase of an EPSON 2400 printer to get prints I'm happy with though!) I still prefer looking at paper prints to a screen image. I also can't imagine reading a book on a computer either.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Palm Sunday

This is not the shadow of palm leaves but today is Palm Sunday. I normally think of palms as green and swaying- providing shade to stretch out on some beach and enjoy a cool drink while you run your feet through the sand.
We raised palm leaves over our heads as we processed into church today. I didn't notice what color their shadows were.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Time Changes

Five days now since we had the time change and I'm still stuck on Standard Time. Can't get up in the mornings or go to sleep at night and it all came about the weekend I made these photographs. This is at a crossing on the Guadalupe River outside Hunt, Texas. I'm sure it has been photographed thousands of times and while I've driven past many times and admired the whole scene I had never stopped to take any pictures. It had been done ! This time I did anyway, inspired maybe by all the different images, ways of looking at things new to me I've been seeing on photo-blogs. I came up with these, and a few more, images that certainly aren't revolutionary but do make me glad I stopped. You look upriver and have one view, downriver and it's very different. Time changes.

Monday, April 03, 2006

I have to wonder

The benches were fixed to the ground. And basically they faced a low hedge, with a sidewalk between them and that greenery. Behind them was a street busy with foot traffic, the church, and an ornate theatre, as well as vendors and artists. On top of the hill that rose immediately above all that was a gigantic statue Everyone was happy.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sunflowers in Color

OK, this gets the sunflower picture out of the way.