Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Time To Remember


As we go through life, maybe more so, if we are in the arts.
we stand upon the shoulders of those who have come before.
We learn from their successes and from their mistakes.
We watch closely as they struggle with the composition or with
the tech of the day.
We watch as they learn to speak with the voice
of their medium. Clear statements of who they are and what they
saw and felt while in the process of creation.

We can only work to speak our truth as clearly.
To make our statements as bold and uncompromising as possible.
To walk in the footsteps of those who have gone on before
and to reach a bit further along the path as honorable examples
for those who will come after us.
To be the bridge between what was and what will be.

Friday, May 21, 2010

One For The Road


Just a quick photo from last night's class.
The back patio of the museum.

I will be teaching a Landscape Photography class at the museum in June.
The class will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 PM on Wednesdays for 4 weeks.
Starting June 16th.   The cost is $50.00.  You MUST have a DSLR and be able to use it.
Three weeks of intensive class work with the last class being a field trip.
If you are interested go to: and tell her that you would like to sign up for the Landscape Photography class.
The class did not make it into the regular summer brochure,
for a variety of reasons, but it is being offered.
Hope to see you there.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Way Of Water



A couple from the class I am teaching on Thursday nights.
These were demos for the students to see how light and motion work together.
The water, Buck Creek. runs right by the museum, not 100 yards from the door.

Just for your information:  this is the 200th post on this blog.
I hope that you all have enjoyed the photos and the comments.
Remember that your comments are always welcome.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Not A Landscape


A sure sign of spring is the presence of traffic cones and yellow barricades.
These are not on the job yet but they are ready to start.

It is interesting that artists get typecast as a ..............  you fill in the blank.
For me, it started as: "Oh Yah, you're the Black and White guy"  
"sure looks good....reminds me of Ansel Adams"...........
then, of course, I started doing color:  "what's that??"    "where is the good stuff?"
I lost a few collectors when I stopped doing all Black and White.
But, I gained a few..because, (wait for it),   I was working in color.   
Income went down for a while, then came back up and went higher.
It all worked out.
Now, I am working with subject matter OTHER than the landscape.
Here we go again......
We shall see what the future brings.
Wish me luck!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Springfield Show

Just a quick photo of one wall of my show.
I think it looks very nice.
The lighting is much improved over a few years ago.
It will hang through the end of the month, so if you are in the neighborhood
please drop over.  
Don't forget to sign the guest book.
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lace Curtains


This window is above a local pub.
Looking down over the intersection of alley and street.
The lace curtains form an interesting juxtaposition
 with the rough wood, the power lines, and the old brick.
I wonder what all you would see
if you sat at this window and watched downtown.
This was taken during my Lima trip.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Urban Artifact


I am told that this was once a good supper club.
After the fire this is about all that was left of the place.
The story goes: that the city was in here while the place was still smoking
to bulldoze the remnants and haul it all away.
A town that would rather see a grass filled park (or lot)
than a burned out building is OK in my book.
Ah, civic pride. There is a lot to be said for that.  A good thing to have.

Lost & Found & Photographed

---Lost Slippers---

I am sure that there  is a story behind this scene.
We found them, just like this, on the bench......waiting for....
maybe for us to record them.... maybe for their owner to recover them....maybe for ???
It would be interesting to learn just how and why they came to be in this spot.
A small mystery in downtown Lima, Ohio.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lima Trip 3

---Reserved 16---

---Reserved 15---

Ah the reserved parking spot.
Just do not pull so far forward that the wall falls on your car.

Lima Trip 2

---Caged In---

After what seemed like a very long two weeks spent getting my photo show ready for exhibit
in the Springfield Museum. I took last Saturday off and went up to Lima to visit a friend.
We spent the afternoon, as two photographers will, walking around the downtown area
with our cameras. This is an old bank, with two photographers looking in the window.
Each of us trying to withdraw an image.

Lima Trip

----Spring Display---

The alley ways and urban backyards are showing the signs of spring.