Many of the images in this latest collections of details are simply signs and painted walls that have been faded, chipped, painted over and washed away by age. In a way this is the natural form of pentimento in which the artist is said to repent and paint over a portion or all of his […]


Another image from my details series. Anyone who has been around older trains can probably recognize this type face as belonging to a class of Santa Fe Rail Road passenger cars known as steel sided. The word watch is actually part of a longer phrase which is “Watch Your Step.” It is painted on the […]


I‘ve been working on a details “fine art” project for one of my agencies. I took the Railrunner to Santa Fe last Friday. I only stayed in town for about four hours. But, that was long enough to complete the shoot and eat a good lunch at the Zia Cafe. I made most of my […]


Dogs rule. Or at least this one does. My Cocker Spaniel enjoys waking up far more then I do. Lot’s of beige and white in this picture. The carpet is tan. The dog bed is sort of tan and the dog is parti-colored. She’s white and beige. Oh yeah. Her name is Debbie. She’s ten.


As I wrote yesterday, I like coffee. I also like the “stuff” of coffee. The cups, the grinders, the various makers and brewers. All of it. This particular cup came from a little store in Paris. France. Not Texas. The crema — the foam — is a little weak, but it makes a nice picture. […]


That’s the opening line of a Bob Dylan song. But, for the life of me, I can’t remember which one. I’ve always enjoyed trying to capture the steamy look of a very fresh cup of coffee. There are various lighting approaches, but this image was made but using a slow shutter speed and a macro […]


Yes. Another day. Another winter storm. A friend of mine says that the way things are going we’ll be having winter storms in July and August. I’d like to see that. 90 degrees one day. 30 degrees the next. My sinuses will never recover. I’ll singly support the allergy, sinus, cold care industry. As they […]


the heading of bloody hell. After two nice days of spring-like weather and 60 degree temp – eratures, we have a new winter storm warning. The temp – eratures will drop 30 degrees, we’ll get snow that won’t accumulate on pavement and a lot of rain. Enough.


Even with our first day of Spring snow, we are now starting to warm up just a little bit. There are the first blooms and little buds here and there. Some are actually starting to flower a bit. I’d like to say that it is safe to assume that winter is over, but this — […]