Friday, March 8

Friday frost along the way.

Friday morning, leaving for work.

Just past the school zone I had to pull over.

The sky was blue to the west (right). A light fog settled on top of corn field
that borders the park and west side of town.

On the left, the rising sun hit the line of trees covered with hoar frost.

The first photos are just straight shots from camera.

The second two are tone-mapped versions of same but show more detail.

The last photo is the view if I looked to the right - fog over cornfield.

And that should explain why the right side has a tint of blue to it.

Friday, March 1


Like a painting,
Sentries, standing still

A pair of silos,
Stoic art on a hill

Tuesday, February 19

Snow in Woodstock.

It's been a mild winter (knock on wood). 

These photos are from the first week of March.

Woodstock, Illinois. Kimball and Lake avenue, right in town.

Thursday, December 6

Black and white thoughts.

Once I decided on this photo and started posting it, I had a couple strange thoughts flash through my head:
My entry of a
picture of a camera and a black / white photo
in a black / white photo competition
is kind of like
painting a picture 
of brushes, pigments, and watercolor trays
for an art competion.
What if I zoomed in on the photograph
and found it showed me
holding a picture of this picture
in my hands?
That skewed thinking brought to mind Jack Handey, a humorist best known for Deep Thoughts seen between 1991 and 1998 on Saturday Night Live. Here are some of his funnier one-liners:
The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw.
It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.
I believe in making the world safe for our children, but not our children's children, because I don't think children should be having sex.
Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.
Whenever you read a good book, it's like the author is right there, in the room talking to you, which is why I don't like to read good books.

From Gathered.

Winter words.

gazing down a path
where crooked shadows cross
my mind's spinning webs
imagining I am lost

I think I see a landmark 
rock solid in front of me
wearing layers of hoarfrost
a most familiar tree....

(Close to home, my backyard and my neighbor's trees. December 2011 photo.)

Best version, hoarfrost.

Friday, November 16

Grand Kids.

Enough barns for a while. 

Layla and Colton. 

Grandkids. Both current photos. Fall of 2012.

Tuesday, November 6

Saturday Barns.

Right across the street from my son (Clint) and Jenni's house are the best looking old barns. 

I took Saturday afternoon, 11-03-12. Day was cool and a bit overcast. 

Top picture from Sony camera with a bit of HDR processing to get that look.

The bottom picture from my android cell phone. Not bad!!!