Tag: Lake Pontchartrain

Photography from a boat

Photography from a boat

Although my boat restoration project still has a good ways to go, I reserved a morning last week to take my flat boat out into the Techefuncte River at Lake Pontchartrain. I’ve been very excited about the photographic possibilities that working from my new ‘shooting platform’ would provide for my lake work, and I wasn’t disappointed…

Slideshow from my Henry Hood Gallery opening

Slideshow from my Henry Hood Gallery opening

I’ve had several people ask me to post an online album of the images included in my Henry Hood Gallery show that’s been up this past month in Covington, Louisiana. So: here’s a slideshow of the opening…more or less. I’m missing a couple of images and decided not to wait to scrounge them up…

Red Dots: Henry Hood Gallery show is a big success!

Red Dots: Henry Hood Gallery show is a big success!

My opening at the Henry Hood Gallery—two openings, actually—can now be termed a genuine success: between the initial opening on July 14 and a second ‘soft opening’ on July 21, I’ve sold 12 photographs out of the show, including one image that’s sold twice!…

Photography exhibition at Henry Hood Gallery

Photography exhibition at Henry Hood Gallery

Well, the day is almost here: tomorrow evening I have my opening of Lake Pontchartrain photographs at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington, Louisiana! It’s been an incredible learning experience, putting everything together for the show: it involves so much more than making images…

Framing Photographs, Fast and Furious

Framing Photographs, Fast and Furious

It’s official: I’m having an opening at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington, Louisiana, in 10 days—July 14th from 6 to 9 pm! My photographs of Lake Pontchartrain will be on view along with the glass sculpture of Wes Koon. It’s truly gratifying to have such a distinguished gallery interested in showing the work…

This House of (Louisiana) Sky

This House of (Louisiana) Sky

Driving the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway yesterday I was struck once more by the beauty of the big cloud formations forming and billowing before me: it’s maybe my favorite sensation related to the drive…

Photographing On the Water

Photographing On the Water

It’s taken much too long to work out all of the kinks, but I’ve finally gotten my flat boat up and running–not for fishing, but for photography. Adding a boat to my repertoire of shooting gear is opening up a whole new world of landscape vistas…

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, Up Close and Personal

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, Up Close and Personal

My photographic study of Lake Pontchartrain has entered a new phase. A year into my project, thanks to the enthusiastic support of Carlton Defrechou, General Manager of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Commission, I’m getting to spend some time shooting out on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge itself…

The Camera as Time Machine

The Camera as Time Machine

How do you experience time? Is it always speeding by you minute-by-minute, one detail at a time, always just out of your grasp? Do you make lists or use an organizer to try and get control over your time? Do you feel like time (and your life) is speeding by you, out of control?…

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Magic Light

Magic Light

Early morning light has magical qualities that simply enchant me, getting me up out of bed in the dark day after day. It’s full of surprises too, as the story of this image makes clear…

Turning on a dime

Turning on a dime

I was out shooting yesterday morning before dawn, working the early ebb and flow of a low tide on Lake Pontchartrain in the hour before the sun would come up. Long exposures, tripod, electronic cable release and flashlight. I was comfortable and happy as I worked through the compositions that I was encountering…

Developing a Photographic Project

Developing a Photographic Project

Having a photographic project is a great way to improve your photography. Working on something long-term will teach you many things about your current strengths and weaknesses as a photographer. Why?

Dawn’s First Light

Dawn’s First Light

One of my favorite times to shoot is before, during and right after dawn. It’s a time of subtle, muted tonalities, long shutter speeds and frequently eerie quiet. And the images produced can have a magic, quiet quality as well…

Of Memory, Bone & Myth 2011 Show Opens

Of Memory, Bone & Myth 2011 Show Opens

I stated back in January in my photographic New Year’s resolutions that I planned to enter at least a half dozen juried photography exhibitions this year…well, exciting news! I have two prints in the ‘Of Memory, Bone & Myth’ show that just opened…

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…

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…

Stomping Grounds Photography

Stomping Grounds Photography

Do you know what it means when someone talks about their ‘stomping grounds’? It’s a reference to an area with which they feel completely familiar and comfortable; a place that they know ‘like the back of their hand.’ Well, do you have any photographic stomping grounds? Places you like to shoot, over and over and over?..

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…

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…

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…

Shooting in the Rain and Fog

Shooting in the Rain and Fog

Photography today in the rain and fog: fantastic! I found myself thinking about the post I wrote some time back about how to photograph in the rain, because that was definitely what I was doing today…

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…

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….

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…