Friday, December 30, 2016

Trees in Fog

Washington, Connecticut, 12/29/16

A little snow turning to a cold rain, rising fog from the farm fields.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Bluefield, Virginia

The small town of Bluefield, Virginia, appears devoted to its pets. The storefront on the main road through town seemed to be a combination grooming salon and pet portrait studio. Just around the corner was the sign for another grooming place.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Drain Pipe

Winsted, Connecticut

Part of an old factory complex, originally powered by the nearby river. Like almost all factories around this area, it is partly in deteriorating disuse, partly repurposed as warehouse and office space.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mail Slot

Torrington, Connecticut

The Yankee Peddler Inn is undergoing renovations, and some of the storefronts on Main Street at the first floor level of the building are boarded up. "Platinum" is a beauty salon that's clear and open for business.


Woodbury, Connecticut

Friday overnight they forecast three inches of snow, and we got ten. I hadn't gotten gas for the snow blower and messed up my back clearing a path out for one of the cars. Last night they forecast 15°, and we got 2°F instead. At least the lines to the darkroom sink are OK.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Boiling Seafood

Winsted, Connecticut

If the idea of the pictures is to make the food look appetizing, somehow they missed the boat.

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Middlebury, Connecticut

Yesterday afternoon. Sure looks like winter. Supposed to get our first really cold weather of the season today and tonight.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tuesday, December 06, 2016


Woodbury, Connecticut, 12/5/16

Just a light snowfall yesterday morning.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Morning Fog

Woodbury, Connecticut

I've always loved "interesting" weather. Over the coming fall and winter I want to make a project of a series of pictures in dramatic weather and light. The goal will eventually be a set of small-to-medium size platinum prints. The shooting will be digital capture to have a maximum of freedom and responsiveness to deal with rapidly changing situations. This first one came right after dawn yesterday. As always here, if you click on the picture area you'll get a larger and better view.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Theater Entrance

Pulaski, Virginia

Small downtown theater still surviving with live shows and special events.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Princeton, West Virginia

Another mural from Princeton. The painting is primitive, but the rendering of hand gestures is striking. Click in the image area for a larger and more legible view.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Missing Vines

Lexington, Virginia

Took me a moment to figure out if this was some sort of minimalist street art, then I realized someone had simply pulled a climbing vine away from the painted wall.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Library Closed

Woodbury, Connecticut, 11/25/16

Closed for Thanksgiving and Friday.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Guitar and AC

Princeton, West Virginia

Have to wonder about the little air conditioner nestled in the housing of a former unit. Also, what do you call a mural painted on a closed-in window?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Hills in West Virginia are Steep

Webster Springs, West Virginia

People from other parts of the country are surprised when I mention that we have no horizons in southern New England, unless you go down to Long Island Sound. All you can ever see is the short distance to the next hillside. This is true in West Virginia as well, except even more. The hills are just a lot higher.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Shadows, Warm and Cold

Waterbury, Connecticut

Lots of shadows and darkness going around. I'm going to be interested to print this picture. A nice effect, that probably won't be visible from the sRGB JPEG file on most devices, is the color shift in the shadows. The deep shadow at the bottom is warm in color because it's getting a lot of bounce light from the sunlit brick wall. The shadows on the wall are much colder because they're illuminated only by clear blue sky overhead. The difference is subtle but clear in ProPhoto colorspace on a calibrated display, so I'll be curious to see how much of that I can maintain, ink on paper.

Monday, November 21, 2016