Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cinéma noir et blanc

I often leave the house looking for inspiring compositions.  Sometimes, they can be right in your house and discovered in the process of cleaning and organizing.

Don't miss the poignancy that randomness can create.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix 2018

I recently attended the Detroit Grand Prix held on Belle Isle.  I was invited by my brother-in-law Ed for the Saturday race.

Saturday saw nice weather and and Belle Isle is a very scenic location for the Detroit race.  The Detroit Grand Prix is unusual in that there are two days of racing.  The course is a difficult road course for the drivers but with the influence of Roger Penske, the race continues to be held as part of the Indy Car series, and has been held annually on Belle Isle since 2012.

It was a great time and fun to be back at a competition motor race!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

I will be visiting Michigan soon which will provide an opportunity to get some good barn images.  At least, that is the hope!  This barn is located just outside of Hale, Michigan west of M65.

This image was taken with a Canon 35mm.  I think I used a Rebel with a 40mm fixed lens.  I don't recall the film but it was probably unremarkable.

The barn to the right is located in Prescott, Michigan and the image was taken with my cell phone.

Both barns are examples of gambrel roofed barns which are quite common for the midwest.  Note the silo adjacent to the red barn in the image above.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tobin Bridge
Spring has finally arrived in Chelsea, Ma.  The cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the rest of the trees and flowers will be soon to follow!
An original home from the Chelsea Naval Hospital

A visit to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. was a good opportunity to try my Fujifilm XT2 and a Fujifilm 2.0 35 mm lens.  It was also an opportunity to use the newest version of Lightroom CC.  I have much to learn about the camera, lens and LR!

Monday, May 9, 2016

I am back in South Korea and I attended the Lotus Lantern Festival on Saturday evening.  It was a really nice day so there were lots of people out to enjoy the evening and the parade.

I became most interested in the many wonderful faces I saw there and spent most of my time looking around for interesting faces.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

 National Hangeul Museum

The National Hangeul Museum is located next to the National Museum of Korea so makes for an easy addition to a visit while in Seoul.

You will find art exhibits with Hangeul as a theme as well as lots of interesting history.  Hangeul is a very pleasing set of characters to view and it is fun to visit this homage to the Korean alphabet!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 25, 1950 - 64th Anniversay of the Beginning of the Korean War

I returned recently from a visit to South Korea so the events that shaped their history is still much on my mind.  I wanted to post an image in remembrance of the beginning of the Korean war and wanted to avoid using a standard shot of the Korean War Memorial or something similar.

I chose to focus on a detail of one of the sets of statuary that is located on the grounds of the Korean War Memorial.  I felt this helped to remind us of the victims of war and my creative interpretation is one that evokes chaos, fear  and confusion felt by the children represented in this image.