The often predictable, usually irrelevant photoblog of a beloved museum photographer.

Friday, July 25, 2014

It's Friday. I'm lazy. (those are not necessarily related statements)  So, same boat, different light.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The stern of a dugout canoe. This was shot at the same time as that other canoe. No, not that one, the one I did the "triptych" of. I shot two boats that day...some in large format black & white and some w/ my DSLR. This is one of the black & white shots, duh!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This was from my first attempt at making a pinhole lens for my DSLR and was taken on my 2011 Photowalk in Colonial Williamsburg.  While it did succeed in capturing images, it's sharpness was far less than I had hoped. Still it has a quaint, early-photography look to it without any crazy filters being applied in Photoshop. I think all I did was adjust the contrast and desaturate and tone it.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I know, at first glance this looks like an old-timey photo from the mid to late 19th century. Ha! Nope. It was shot just recently with a highfalutin digital camera and had some nifty filters applied.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Moldy oldie Monday again (even if it is almost Tuesday). If you remember last weeks MOM then you already know what this is. If you don't remember, now is your chance to go back and see it again (or maybe for the first time). Go ahead...I'll wait.  Ok, great, now you know what this is! Yay for you!

Friday, July 18, 2014

It's Friday, so you know what that means.  Me either. Here's a photo (well a series, I guess) of a giant tortoise at the Norfolk Zoo.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

According to Google, this photo has been posted before...in March of this year (so says the almighty Google), but I'll be darned if I can find where I might have posted it. So forgive me if this is old news. I like this photo, so I'm posting it (again, apparently). It is of the sunrise one early morning on or around March 14, 2014. The grid in the sky is obviously the holodeck-like thing that draws the sky for us so we can pretend we are on a planet in space and not in the snow globe of a race of giants.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Another "work" shot. Deck prisms for sale in the gift shop.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A big blue (well, I guess more aqua, or turquoise) house in West Point. (Virginia...not NY). And yes, lots of instagram-y filters have been applied.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Another Monday Moldy Oldie. This is from 1994 (I think) during the Perseid meteor shower in the mountains around Santa Barbara (that's the glow behind me and the telescope). I don't remember the specifics (I do have them dutifully recorded in my comp book) but it was a long exposure...long enough for me to open the shutter and go sit at that telescope in the lower right corner and track the Triffad and Lagoon nebulae...which if you are nice, I might publish in a future post. On the left, you can also see one of the little meteor(ite?)s.

Friday, July 11, 2014

I suppose this technically isn't "my" photo, as I didn't actually take it...my dog did. But I think the copyright would still fall to me, so here it is.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Another overly-dramatic, highly filtered sky. This time on I-64 in Newport News, right after a heavy rain.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

I ran out of time to look for something better, so here is a photo I like with lots of wacky lens flare going on. This was taken while driving down the Colonial Parkway (I was not driving...that would have been dangerous).


Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July. Here is a token firework photo (an admittedly bad one) taken from my front porch of an illegal firework that looks scarily closer to my house that it did when I actually took it (although it was pretty darn close and probably ran afoul of several laws...but it was part of a free (and very handily located) show that went on for maybe 15 or 20 minutes and which I look forward to every firework-friendly holiday (dear neighbor with the cool, illegal kind of fireworks, if you are reading this))

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Remember those three photos of that long, skinny boat from a few posts ago? Yes? No?  Anyway, here are two black & white details of that same boat.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lots of cheesy Instagram filters going on here. But I like the spikey alien flowers...looks like the set for a Star Trek (TOS) away mission. In fact, it is one of the many gardens at Colonial Williamsburg.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

These are some bottles I shot for work. This is really what they look like...no cheesy filters or effects here. There were recovered from the bottom of the York River and are really old.