Yesterday about 40 minutes from sunset, I stood there knowing this was a shot for the ages, but I had a dog leash in my hand, not a camera. Anne had her camera phone set on “stop action,” and so she handed me her dog leash and fired away at pelicans flying from Point LobosContinue reading “Pelicans Coming”
Here’s the second photo of the incoming pelicans.
What’s around the corner? In the case of the photo above, the answer is an elderly lady with a broom sweeping a cobblestone walkway in Montefioralle, Italy. She’s sneering at me in the photo that hung in my living room for a time. Given her displeasure of falling prey to a tourist with a camera,Continue reading “Corners of Expectations”
I once captured a leaf in mid-air as documented in the above photo. This type of photo can be engineered in ways other than having the photographer, me, stand in the middle of road clicking away until I get one. Regardless, I did it the hard way because—and I’ve always wanted to say this– “that’sContinue reading “Photography Without Rules”
Sometimes after I read The New York Times, I need a breather: famine, sadistic terror, abject poverty and then page 2. And I just want to drink a first cup of coffee. TV is worse than the newspaper because the horror is seen and heard, consequently, short-circuiting the images I create by reading. ThisContinue reading “Compassion Fatigue”
The Pentagon says it is ready to deliver “limited” missile strikes against specific targets in Syria. I am intrigued by the term “limited” as if it refers to a gentler way of conducting war. Look at all that is limited in our world. For one, there are sales: for a limited time only. There areContinue reading “Limited Missle Strikes”
When our nation is on the verge of bombing another country, I have trouble posting photos of butterflies and bees. News reports say Syria may be targeted this Thursday. My run and gun spirit of writing is deflated right now. So, I am reposting my photo of shadow crosses in the forest.
The most unsettling aspect of my brief military training involved preparing for a chemical attack. All I remember was that death would be quick and painful. Now, our government says chemical weapons have been used by the Syrian government against its own citizens, a charge denied by Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad. We’ve issued one ofContinue reading “Chemical Weapons Crisis”
The New York Times reports today that Mayor Michel Bloomberg offered this advice for those who want to achieve: “arrive early, eat at your desk, stay late and don’t go to the bathroom so much.” The article says he threw out the bathroom admonishment on his radio show. Maybe he didn’t mean what he reallyContinue reading “Bloomberg’s Bathroom”