Sunday, September 26, 2010


Is there anything more sentimental than a father/daughter portrait on her wedding day? Here, my DBF Jon poses for a photo op.

Friday, September 24, 2010

A bit formidable

This chain fence surrounded the cavalry parade grounds near Trafalgar Square in London. I used a small aperture (f/5) to put the foreground in focus and let the background fall off into a gentle blur.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A single, solitary pigeon

One brave pigeon sits in isolation and contemplates the wise words of William Shakespeare from a unique perspective. Captured this shot in London's Leicester Square.

Monday, September 20, 2010

It's all about the women

This statue, not far from Trafalgar Square in London, commemorates the various roles women held during World War II.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A most common English structure

Took a trip to London back in April. Still sorting through some of those shots as time permits. Came across a pair of these famous structures in Leicester square.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mongo, massive! redux

A bit of Topaz Adjust Spicify pops the colors on this massive semi truck, shot out the window on a Labor Day trip to Wisconsin. (No, I was not driving...)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

As American as...

apple pie! This yummy treat is a delicious example of monochrome food - the crust, apples and filling are all the same luscious golden color. Credit for baking goes to my local apple orchard. Credit for eating goes to Jon and me.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


This license plate cracked me up, so I snapped a shot of it through the (passenger) window of the car as we drove along the highway.

What surprised me most was that the driver was a man!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mongo, massive!

I took many photos of elephants during a day trip to the Atlanta zoo over the summer, but I see I never posted any of them. This is my favorite, and definitely fits the theme of massive! To stay cool, the elephants had rolled in the red dust in their pen. I used Topaz Adjust - Clarity - to bring out the depth and texture in their wrinkles. Amazing animals.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


This interesting sight, a truck trapped in the "v" of a tree, entertains motorists on Interstate 43 between Beloit and Milwaukee Wisconsin.

Monday, September 6, 2010

So long...

As I slowly (and I thought, stealthily) approached the flock of geese depicted in the photo from yesterday, they caught sight of me and took off, virtually in one big cluster.

I think my career aspirations as a spy have been put on hold...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A single, solitary heron . . .

. . . amidst a flock of Canadian Geese. What was he thinking, I wonder?

I used my Sports mode on this, and the camera overexposed the heron just a bit. I took mattafoto's advice from the last bird shot and burned the beak and other high-lit spots in this image. I think it was an improvement - so thanks for the idea! :-)