Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rust and Trespass

My son, Jordan and I went on a photo expedition this morning (after an appropriately filling breakfast at Bob Evans).  So I'm ringing out the year with some images of rust, obtained through a little harmless trespass.

Car Sear
Half and Half
Right After the Zombie Came Out

The End

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Rainy Sunday

Some pictures from a short outing this morning.

Remains of the Day
Prestonsburg Bridge

Friday, December 27, 2013

Random Shots

Here are a few random pictures, some older, some newer, mostly either recently worked up, or recently re-worked a bit different than the first time.

Derby Fashion


Price Monolith


Live Oaks
Wet Road

The White Door

The Blue Chair

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Lauren and Ann on the front row; me, Jesse, Jordan, and Oriana on the back row.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


The weather has been strange lately.  It was in the 70s over the weekend, but it is back in the 30s today, and it was much colder than this last week.  According to the thermometer in my car, it was in the teens on the morning I snapped these frost patterns - one on Ann's van and one on my windshield.

Have a Nice Day.  And a Nice Christmas too.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Now There's a Sequel

Not to The Road of Regret.  Yet.  But a sequel to "The Knoxville Girl" traditional murder ballad featured in the book.  "Old Time Angels" by Tim Lauderdale features avenging ghosts of the unfortunate girl from Knoxville and other victims of Appalachian murder ballads.  You can read about it, listen to it, and watch a video of Mr. Lauderdale and his band singing the song  at NPR - just click here.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


The picture that is, not me.  Though others may disagree.  I really had a good time playing with Analog Efex Pro yesterday.  I ran this one through Silver Efex Pro too.  This used to be a colorful picture of a tree in fog that glowed a pretty pink.  It works both ways, I think.  Analog Efex is mostly good for eliminating the perfection that digital photography often has.  Because, you know, too much perfection is boring.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Nik Analog Efex Pro

 It's a lazy Saturday, and I discovered that Google now offers an Analog Efex Pro plug-in along with all the other fine Nik plugins they still have.  So I gave it a try in Lightroom.  It has many controls for varying the look of photos, as well as a good number of built-in pre-sets.  I've had a good time playing with it this morning and highly recommend all the Nik plugins.  Which is good, I guess, since I think you have to buy them all in a package ever since Google bought out Nik.