A Collection of My Photographs…
A Collection of My Photographs…
I first heard the expression ‘the old future’ when my daughter was about 14 years old. We were driving, and as we approached an intersection, we were presented with a splendid view of a nice old Airstream trailer cruising by. “Isn’t that a cool thing?” I said. “Yeah,” she agreed, “It looks like the old future.” Continue reading
The hot, busy summer of 2018.
We went to the Guilford Fair on the first cool day in what seemed like forever.
We set off for a trip to New Hampshire without realizing it was the peak of the fall foliage display. Living in Connecticut. it always seemed redundant to drive around to see more trees in the fall. I was, however, surprised both by the flamboyant beauty of the colors and the number of cars out for a look.
The Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham Alabama is quite a place. On a recent trip there, I took a bunch of photos, but didn’t want to end up with with a series of conventional motor vehicle shots, however rare and unusual the subject might be. I knew I’d never be happy with awkwardly lit machines, and backgrounds cluttered with fellow visitors. I did, however, capture a few impressions and images abstracted from the whole that I think are interesting.
I had the privilege of visiting the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and industrial museum in Birmingham, AL.
It’s a unique destination. The sprawling industrial complex is largely open for unsupervised investigation, despite being in a state of decline that occasionally seems, well, only marginally safe.
In the spirit of a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, here are some photos.
People were busy making things in the 1980s. This is just one example of what they were up to. Continue reading
Behold the intrepid fisherman… Continue reading
Shadows move quickly, especially late on a winter afternoon. We forget, or maybe just don’t notice, just how fast the earth spins. Continue reading
For almost fifteen years, I performed maintenance work on the F/V Oceanic, a 41′ research and teaching boat owned and operated by the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT. Continue reading
For reasons I can’t explain, I never got around to adjusting the camera’s built-in calendar, so the date recorded in the image file’s metadata is an improbable January 1, 1980. The probability of that being the correct date is very low, considering that the A550 wasn’t introduced until 2007. Continue reading
This tree made me uneasy when I first saw it. It’s huge. At its base, my arms barely make it halfway around. An informed estimate of its height puts it a more that eighty feet tall.
I consider this a portrait, in that the subject presents its worn, patient visage with inscrutable dignity.
Here’s a series of photos captured with the 1.3 mp camera on a 2006 Nokia 6133 flip phone. Toy cameras currently offer higher resolution, but the lesson can’t be ignored: the best camera is indeed the one you have with you. Continue reading
This is a study of worn out impeller blades from an industrial shot blast machine. They’re cast from incredibly hard and abrasion resistant material. As hard as they are, though, the blades do wear out, resulting in some of the patterns captured here.