Archive for October, 2012

Flickr Group Critique: The sun as a photographic element

Flickr Group Critique: The sun as a photographic element

After an extended hiatus, the Flickr Group Critique is back, thanks to member Ana Matos, who assembled this month’s batch of images. Ana has chosen photographs in which the sun is a defining element for our critique, check it out!

Moonflowers at last

Moonflowers at last

Keeping vigil with our moonflower vine finally paid off with some images. The flowers only last one night—and hopefully into the early morning hours, when I can photograph—and they’re incredibly fragile. Too much wind, some rain, maybe a preceeding day that’s too hot can all ruin the blossom…

Photographing Manresa

Photographing Manresa

I had the incredible good fortune to spend this past weekend on a 3-day silent retreat at Manresa, the Jesuit retreat center along the Mississippi River north of New Orleans. Manresa is legend in these parts—a place of spirituality, beauty and tradition. This year, through the generosity of a couple of friends in my men’s cooking club in Covington, I was able to make the trek…