I went outside around midnight. This is what I saw. What a sky. What a moon. What beauty. What luck. Yeah, photographer’s luck crept in the picture. If I hadn’t wanted the dog to go out, I wouldn’t have seen this. She did and I did. A word or two about the making of this […]


I know one thing as we head into a very different time and space. Enjoy every sandwich. The late Warren Zevon said that on the old version of David Letterman’s show. He said that knowing he had less than six months to live. He was dying from lung cancer. When Letterman asked him what he […]


A little more magic. That’s what I saw when I was developing this picture. I didn’t quite know what I had when I pressed the button. But, after… wow! In many ways, This image reverts back to a style I used in the late 1990’s. Tilted. Skewed. A little motion. And, very bold colors. I […]


Night walk. I like working at night. I made a career of it. This picture wasn’t made very late at night, because the dog who sees stuff wanted to go out at just around dusk. I don’t mind that, but with our broken streets and sidewalks I prefer not to walk in the dead of […]


“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.” — Rumi I was just sitting there. I looked up. I saw a quarter moon and a bright, glowing star. Since I made this picture with a smartphone, the quarter moon turned round, And, the star wasn’t a star at all. It was the planet […]


This Mardi Gras parade season seems doomed. Last night we had tropical storm level winds, the gusts were around 40 mph. So the parades were postponed. Two will roll tonight minus all the walking groups. The third will roll on Sunday. That means 164 floats will be on the streets tonight. At least one of […]


I saw it. I photographed it. I added to it. That’s the story of this picture. But, what’s the story behind it? Taking chances. I could say that a lot of my career was based on taking chances. I could say that I photographed on the edge. The edge of what? The edge of technical […]


Did I? Or, didn’t I? Go too far. This image started out as one of my night time blue sky pictures. I thought the foreground subject matter was a little boring, so I set out to change that.  After adding and subtracting for a little while, I almost gave up. Then. I started piling up […]


Night time, not in the switching yard. Things change at night. Things look a little mysterious. Things look a little spooky. And, night photography can hide a multitude of sins. I wasn’t hiding anything this time. It was mostly just timing because guess who wanted to go for a walk at night time. We normally […]