Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lil' Angel

Shot in a cemetery somewhere with my flipped-lens Kodak Brownie camera.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012


Here's two versions of a photo shot in my mother's yard.


Back home after visiting my mom and sister over Christmas. Here's one last photo I manipulated with iPad photo apps while on my visit.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Trees And Color

Here are two versions of a photo I took a couple of days ago in my mom's front yard. I like them both, even if the second one didn't turn out quite the way I expected. The iPad app I used to color the second one cropped the photo from the square format and I could not get it to change back. Definitely a weak point of that particular app, but I do like the photo.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Yellow Sky

I shot this earlier today, and adjusted the color using an iPad photo app.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


I am in Michigan visiting my mother over the holidays. Unlike previous trips to Michigan where I was unable to post this blog, I now have an iPad (thanks to my employer). So, I thought this would be a good time to try out some photo apps and post the results to the blog. Hopefully, not everything I post will be overprocessed.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I had a nasty flu or something (not quite sure it was the flu). Here's a couple of variations on a photo of Chicago's Marina Towers to catch up. I did these while working with color effects in Photoshop as part of a class last year. The original is first, and two versions with color variations follow.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Shot from the balcony of my hotel room in Vancouver last summer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Living In The City

I made this collage a few weeks ago. The background image is a photo I shot out my sister's kitchen window, back when she lived in an apartment halfway up Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Amazing views from that apartment, although I sometimes felt a bit like a voyeur looking out them.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ghostly Jesus

Shot a couple of years ago with my flipped lens Kodak Hawkeye camera.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Red World

This is what photos shot in digital infrared look like before they are converted to gray scale for the classic infrared look.
Here's the same photo after being adjusted:

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Test

With this post I'm testing my new iPad. I got them to buy me an iPad at work because I can use it when I'm teaching. So, I'm using the blogger app for this post. I took the photo with the iPad's camera. It's a photo of the messy desk in my studio with some in progress collages. instead of writing this post, I'm speaking it because the iPad has voice recognition which is good when you're horrible typist like I am.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mid Michigan

Shot while visiting my Mom last weekend.  This isn't her yard, like the other photos I've been posting. This is a few miles away from her house.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mom's Yard Part 3

Here's another photo shot in my Mom's yard last weekend. This was on Thanksgiving day, which was beautiful, sunny and warm.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Home For The Holiday

I spent Thanksgiving weekend at my Mom's in Michigan, and as I often do, spent some time wandering around her yard shooting photos. I'll post some over the next few days.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I'll be visiting family over Thanksgiving weekend, and will resume posting on Monday. For those that celebrate Thanksgiving, hope it's a good one!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Autumn Panorama

Shot a few weeks ago in the Dan Ryan Woods, in southwest Chicago.
I've been asked why I don't use Photoshop to seamlessly stitch together the photos in these panoramas. My answer: Because I like them like this. The perspective shifts and out of sync areas are interesting to me. I find seamless panoramas boring.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Atomic Eye

I made this collage a couple of months ago. I've posted it on my Tumblr and my Facebook page, and people seem to like it, so I'm posting it here as well.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


I was driving around, looking for interesting things to shoot a couple of years ago, and happened upon this old abandoned factory on the far south side of Chicago.  I shot there a couple of times a few months apart, and it was obvious then that it was in the process of being demolished. It's now a vacant lot.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Jewelry, Stamps, Taxidermy

Shot this outside of a combination nutritional supplement/antique store a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the store was closed, so I wasn't able to go in. Looked interesting, however.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Congratulations to President Obama on a well-deserved victory.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Gruesome Twosome

Shot with my reversed lens Kodak Brownie camera a few weeks ago. The title of this post refers to a late 60's Herschell Gordon Lewis campy horror film. Wigs play a prominent part in that film.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012


High tea at the Fairmont hotel, Victoria, BC. Shot this past July.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Shot with my reverse-lens Kodak Brownie camera a couple of years ago.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Through The Window

Shot through the window of a car speeding down the freeway earlier today. Composition and focus are a little off, but I like the colors.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Shot last Sunday, before wandering around shooting the fall colors in a forest preserve.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Trees And A Mid-Century Building

I love the color in this photo, and the light reflecting off of the ceiling of the building.