Sunday, June 29, 2014

I Have a New Blog

Yeah, another one.  But I needed a subject a bit bigger than myself.  It will be a lot like this one in that I will be posting my photographs there.  But there will probably be more words than here.  It's called The H Word.  What's the "H" word?  To find out, check it out here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monochrome Monday

Here's a few black and white shots from over the weekend.  My son, Jordan, and I rose early on Sunday morning for this outing.

Distant Heron
Brushy Creek

Confusing Reflections

Random Chair

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekend Pics

My children and their significant others came in and we all went to a family get-together yesterday.  There was lots of good food and I ate too much - as I do every year.  But I didn't fall asleep!  As I've done every other time.

I posted the family pictures on Facebook.  Here are the "other" pictures that I took.


Through the Cabin Window

The Bridge (I think I take a picture every year)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Everyone Welcome

Thanks for the Memories
Raggedy Ann's Hormonal Cousin?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Short Trip


I had a short trip to Harlan (Kentucky) yesterday.  Harlan is, of course, where part of the TV show Justified is set, although it isn't filmed there.  It is the home of, among other things, the Ky Mine Supply Co.  For some reason, maybe because of the train tracks in the foreground, this reminds me of a model railroad building.

As I passed sign after sign with arrows pointing towards places with interesting names, like Totz and Putney and Lynch and Kingdom Come and Bad Branch Falls, it occurred to me how many odd names we have for places in this area.  Although I didn't have time to get off the beaten path (Route 119) to pursue any of these yesterday, I did make a few quick stops while on the beaten path.


Oven Fork

Roadside, Pine Mountain, Letcher County

Carr Fork

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Who's Your Daddy?

It's Fathers Day, and I spent some of the morning back at the German Bridge area at the headwaters of Dewey Lake.  I don't think a single vehicle went by the whole time I was roaming the banks.  The only sound was a steady stream of songs and calls from water fowl and other birds.  It was 60 degrees and filled with quiet and beauty.  Except for the trash left by idiots, it was great.

Here Comes the Sun

Smoke on the Water

Sun Spot
Fish Sticks

Lost Bobber

Flowers in the Middle of Nowhere


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Taste of Monochrome

The water looks beautiful here, but was actually very brown and muddy - which is why I converted this one to black and white.  This is another one taken near the German Bridge area at Dewey Lake.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

German Bridge

I went to the German Bridge Area of Dewey Lake this morning.  This is a somewhat remote wildlife management area.  I've never found the water there particularly clear, but it is usually still.  So where's the bridge?  It's a low, concrete thing and nothing special to look at, although I did stand on it for 2 of these shots.

I'm not completely happy with any of my pictures from today, but I do think the area has a lot of potential and I intend to return frequently.  

Sunday, May 18, 2014

May Flowers

So much green here now!  Hard to believe that the long, ugly winter is only a month or so behind us.  Ann's flower garden isn't in full bloom yet, but there are some great spots in it already.



Purple Iris

Freshly Cut

Friday, May 9, 2014


It's that time of year.  Ann is starting new plants from seeds.  And that means a broken pot or two.  The title is a pun for photographers, a combination of "broken" and "bokeh," the latter being a reference to the quality of the out-of-focus parts of the picture, which in this case is most of it.  The little 22mm lens for the Canon EOS M has nice bokeh, in my non-expert opinion.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4: Jenny Wiley State Park

It's been another busy week, but I found time for a Sunday morning outing to Jenny Wiley.  There wasn't much fog this morning, but the light was bright, the air was clear, and I found, as almost always, a few good opportunities at the park.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Foggy Morning at the Lake

It was foggy this morning at Dewey Lake.  The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that we cannot step into "the same river twice."  Because the water is forever moving and changing.  And so it is with the fog at Dewey Lake.  Year after year I go to the same spots, many times, and fog is forever changing and so always changing the scenes.  Even minute to minute, the scenes can change dramatically.

But enough pretentious quotation of Greek philosophers.  Here's what I saw at the lake this morning.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Short Trip

Ann had to go to Louisville for a business meeting, leaving Wednesday afternoon and returning on Thursday.  The weather was beautiful and I decided to tag along and carpe diem.  I went for an early morning stroll with the small Ricoh GRD III in Lousville while she went to her meeting.

The Ohio River at Louisville
Belle of Louisville Paddle Wheel
Sunlight Courtesy of Reflective Windows
To avoid hitting 5 pm traffic in Louisville, we made a brief stop at Lexington Cemetery on the way on Wednesday.  All photos there were take with the Canon EOS M and 22mm lens - an excellent lens for the money these days.