A camera at the ready lets me shoot through the windshield where I caught the rhythm of the trees and the touch of red on the mailbox.
Dead weeds in font of an old barn becomes magical in the right light.
Capturing the interaction of the light on the illuminated is for me one of the hallmarks of photography and over the last few days I have been studying this at Furman’s Herring Center and at home.
The other day Alice and I visited a new store in Easley, SC https://loftyfiber.com which sells new looms, accessories and yarn. It is a great place. I thought the juxtaposition of the tulips in front of the fiber piece on the wall worked well together.Go visit even if you are not a weaver (yet).
Ice cubes in a sink have what I see as great pattern, structure and bear a relationship to icebergs. They are also an interesting substrate for manipulation.
We were driving around and I found this corner of a parking deck with its basic geometric patterns softened by the curves of the railings, The soft, subtle colors of the aging concrete highlighted by the lights adds to the impact of the images.
The other day Alice and wandered around on the Bergamo Plaza in downtown Greenville, SC. The 9:30 AM light was perfect and the plaza was at its best.
This was a great display of tools for artist to use to make art. By themselves the tools, no matter how expensive, do make art, the artist makes the art, jhut like the camera and software do not make photographic art, the user behind the behind the camera and computer or in the darkroom makes the art.
Whenever I wander with a camera, I am taken by the tracery of trees, some against he sky and once a year, some decorated.
Some my recent images spoke to me with their roundness and they are pretty cool.
I was at the SC Center for Photography a few weeks ago and saw some panels against a door and needed to make a picture.
One of my favorite is of sun streaming through leaves and shrubs. I caught this one on the way from Las Vegas BN to Montezuma Castle.
The light streaming through large windows into a studio space is wonderful.
The quiet of a beach in the winter is magical.
This is a project I come back to as th e spirit moves me. I enjoy seeing what happens when things are viewed through a facetted water glass.
Here are a few of my favorite trees. Their textures and structure always get my attention.
My car windshield during a rain is a perfect filter. I like the unpredictability of the raindrops and dribbles. The background also gets neatly blurred and red taillights really pop out.
When I wander around , I am always taken by how resilient plants are. They seem to poke up in the most difficult environments like between cracks in pavement and along railroad tracks, amazing.