Friday, September 30, 2011

Photo of the Day

The famous Alma Mater statue by Loredo Taft at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Altgeld Hall is behind it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Photo of the Day

Beverage tasting, Nagoya japan, November 2006.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Photo of the Day

I seem to be on a countryside theme, lately. This is East-Central Illinois.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Photo of the Day

Another favorite from a couple years a go. This is in Kansas.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Daily Dose of Green

These photos may have been on the blog before (I'm too lazy to check). But as summer winds down I am reminded of the beautiful open green spaces and lovely clouds of the Dakotas in summer. These are both from June of 2009.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Photo Of The Day

Another old favorite of mine, just because. This happens to be in the Ginza district of Tokyo, but could be any modern city, anywhere.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Falling Around

Our first taste of cool weather has me thinking about Fall. This fall, I'm determined to get out in the countryside more and get some good pictures. Here is one of my favorites form years past.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I take a lot of pictures of garbage. There. I said it, and I'm glad. When looking for photo subjects, I spend as much time looking down as I do up and around. I find that things on the ground can make great subjects. In this post I have several of my favorite pictures of garbage. These are all unmanipulated in the sense that I do not move or arrange things I find to make the photo. Part of the challenge is to find subjects that are in place and ready to be shot.

Food litter is the most common type of object I find, and not surprisingly, the McDonalds Corporation produces a sizable percentage of food litter.

If you're looking for a new photography subject, you might try looking for garbage.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Photo Of The Day

I'm starting to think about fall, so here's a favorite fall photo.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Favorites: Grainy, Fuzzy Polaroids.

You'll either like this or you won't. Above, a line of trees in the countryside, taken by an old Polaroid camera on a foggy January day. The Polaroid was scanned, cropped, rendered in black and white, and enlarged to enhance the grain. Personally, I love it, and I'd love to take more images like it. Below, the same line of trees, taken on the same day with my regular camera, and stitched together as a panorama.

Below, another picture derived from the same Polaroid scanning process, of an old grain bin (now gone) on Highway 45 near Thomasboro, IL.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Photo Of The Day

This week and next I'll be continuing to post photos that aren't so much travel related, but are some of my favorite "creative" shots that I've been meaning to get up on the blog.

The picture above is at least from Japan--Kyoto in fact. I like how the parallel escalators terminate at different levels, momentarily tricking the eye. Also, for what it's worth, this is just about the only time I've been in a train or subway station in Japan when there weren't lots of other people around me. I suppose that was significant enough to photograph as well.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Photo Of The Day

Another black and white study--This time of a very old set of grain bins in East Central Illinois.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Photo Of The Day

Today,  a nice black and white study from Rankin, Illinois.