Gallery

An Embarrassment of Riches

An Embarrassment of Riches

If Spring is still nothing more than a hope and a prayer where you live, here’s a small gift from south Louisiana for you to enjoy: a dozen blossoms, all photographed in the space of about 20 minutes. The air is so fragrant it’s almost overpowering…

Posted in: Gallery
Getting ‘Out the Door’

Getting ‘Out the Door’

Woulda, coulda, shoulda….don’t let these cliches become the trademarks of your ‘missed opportunities.’ Turn chicken sh*%t into chicken soup. Make a ‘silk purse’ out of that ‘sow’s ear’ you thought you had. Learn to kick yourself ‘out the door,’ even when conditions don’t seem to be ideal…

Posted in: Gallery
Death and Rebirth

Death and Rebirth

A quiet revolution is taking place outside here in south Louisiana. It’s the end of Winter and the beginning of our Spring and everywhere I find death and rebirth: the end for some living things and new birth for others…

Posted in: Gallery
Quiet Photographs

Quiet Photographs

Are you ever attracted to ‘quiet photographs’? Photographs that slow you down and seem to make time stand still? I know that I am. I had seen this piling before but the light had never been interesting…

Posted in: Gallery
Why I Love Lake Pontchartrain

Why I Love Lake Pontchartrain

I’ve always been fascinated by water and trying to capture its mystery and essence with a camera. Lake Pontchartrain is easily my most constant ‘watery’ source of inspiration. Here’s why…

Posted in: Gallery
The Relativity of Darkness

The Relativity of Darkness

My personal photographic journey has taken an interesting and slightly mysterious turn these last few months, down a path that’s involved a lot of long, long exposures. Opening the shutter and leaving it open changes your world…

Posted in: Gallery
Racing Against the Light

Racing Against the Light

Good light is the one thing we photographers crave above all else. It’s essential, yet rare: a gift when we can get it. This is the story of the making of one photograph…

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph January 31, 2011

Today’s Photograph January 31, 2011

Sometimes the old adage about ‘you have to get up early in the morning’ really is true, and in this case, an early start and a bit of luck yielded a ‘keeper’ photograph…

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph December 27, 2010

Today’s Photograph December 27, 2010

I shoot a lot of video these days for my ‘day job,’ and one of the intriguing things I’ve discovered is how it’s affected my personal still photography…

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph December 19, 2010

Today’s Photograph December 19, 2010

Sometimes the best image is not the most obvious image we shoot. Sometimes, it’s an image that develops after you’ve worked a situation and learned something about what you’re shooting….

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph December 13, 2010

Today’s Photograph December 13, 2010

Sometimes the best photographs come when there’s almost no visible ‘light’ left. Today’s image is an example of one of those times…

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph December 3, 2010

Today’s Photograph December 3, 2010

Twilight is a magic time of day for a photographer. Light is ebbing, and contrast is rapidly diminishing, giving rise to a different and more compressed tonal range….

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph November 23, 2010

Today’s Photograph November 23, 2010

Taking a walk along the southern shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain the other day, I came upon a massive piece of driftwood, obviously blown up onto the shore by some past hurricane…

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph, November 19, 2010

Today’s Photograph, November 19, 2010

Yesterday morning I was rushing out the door to an early-morning appointment when a scattering of sweetgum leaves on my car stopped me in my tracks…

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph October 29, 2010

Today’s Photograph October 29, 2010

I drive the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge twice each day, commuting across what’s still the ‘longest [real] bridge in the world.’ As such, this becomes a consciousness-changing activity…

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph October 25, 2010

Today’s Photograph October 25, 2010

I was in New Orleans’ City Park early one morning last week to shoot the beautiful, mysterious live oaks that live there. Some of these trees date to before the American Revolution and I always feel a certain majesty and awe around them…

Posted in: Gallery
Discovered Joy October 20, 2010

Discovered Joy October 20, 2010

When you live on a couple acres of land, going for a very local photowalk can yield surprises and joy where you least expect it…

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph October 9, 2010

Today’s Photograph October 9, 2010

Strolling through our yard yesterday in the gathering dusk, I was struck by how many things are already dying. It’s only early October but already I see the change coming…

Posted in: Gallery
Today’s Photograph: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at Twilight

Today’s Photograph: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at Twilight

The sunset was nice on my daily drive across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway: beautiful but typical for this time of year. I thought about stopping to shoot it from one of the crossovers but decided against it…

Posted in: Gallery
Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

After two weeks of college touring with the Youngest Daughter, wife and I are back home once again—thank goodness! The trip was fun, stimulating, interesting and exhausting…

Posted in: Gallery
Road Trip! …and some photography

Road Trip! …and some photography

My wife and I are taking the Youngest Daughter on a college-hunting safari…sort of like a photo safari but with a lot of backwards-walking tour guides along for the ride. We’ve exited the (BP) oily, swampy climes of our home state and are meandering up in an East Coast direction with several stops planned along the way…

Posted in: Gallery
Oil Spill Protest, New Orleans-style

Oil Spill Protest, New Orleans-style

How do you hold a protest if you’re from New Orleans? You have a second line parade, of course! That’s what local real estate agent Ro Mayer decided to do when she got so tired of being helpless in the face of the BP oil spill disaster…

Posted in: Gallery
Antique Rose Blossom, June 1, 2010

Antique Rose Blossom, June 1, 2010

Early morning, after a hard rain, with the sun starting to peek through the clouds: a great time to make photos! Right now many things are blooming here, an embarrassment of riches…

Posted in: Gallery
A Sago Encore

A Sago Encore

After all of my Sago palm photography this last month, I thought I was finished shooting them for now…till this last member of the tribe decided to show signs of life!..

Posted in: Gallery