birthday and I’ll post what I want to… I’ve been asking a basic question to some of my friends. The answer came in the form of a New York Times op-ed column today. “November 21, 2009 OP-ED COLUMNIST An American Catastrophe By BOB HERBERT Detroit In many ways, it’s like a ghost town. It’s eerily […]


This is the last image that I’ll offer in discussion of tinkering in Photo – shop. Again, it comes from Hong Kong, more particularly Sheung Wan end of LascarRow or Cat Alley. In the 1800’s it was the equivalent of Honolulu’s Hotel Street during World War. Later, it became an arts and antiquities center located […]


Sometimes post production plug-ins go a little too far. Unfor – tunately, the comp – ression software for this blog hid most of the overdone work making it simply look like wet hair. However, if you were to look at a larger image, you would see that the hair blocks up and it looks oily […]


This is spa girl part two. In this particular image Eurk (That’s her name) is standing at an outdoor shower. It was very hard to balance the background with the foreground – her. So again, I went to my plug-in bag of tricks. This reworked image is right on the edge. A little more post […]


Here’s where those Sunday tests begin to pay off. The lessons learned become valuable when you are trying to make a good picture a little better or when you are just trying to clean the image up enough to meet submission and, hopefully licensing, standards. This image was made in Bangkok, Thailand of a young […]


If it’s Sunday, it must be test a new plug-in Sunday. First, though, this picture was made in Bangkok, Thailand from the balcony of a condo on Soi Asoke. The picture was taken around dusk to show the blueness in the sky and to get good motion in the never ending traffic. I decide that […]


I’d like to think that I’m always learning. At least, that’s what I’d like to believe. I saw a picture that is very similar to this one hanging in a fine art gallery. That got my attention. I like to think of picture like this as just my quirky out takes. It’s a reflection. It’s […]


I’ll get back to street food in my next blog. But, I’m truly amazed by this image. I know, I know. It’s not much. It’s a nicely pulled Macchiato on a polished silver table. It’s a little hot on the spoon. But, what makes this image memorable to me is that it is today’s picture […]