Category: Personal

Then and Now I had not intended to take a self-portrait this evening; however, as I pulled out my flashes and umbrellas in preparation to take some photos of my friend Shilpa tomorrow, I thought: Why not. However, even deeper than that, I wanted to witness the change from more than a year ago, give myself a pat on the back, and thank those who have been behind me. At the beginning of each Zen Super Boot Camp, we make…

It didn’t seem so very long ago that we were waking up at 5:00 AM to another rousing rendition of The Count’s “Batty! Batty! 1-2-3, Count!” song from the Sesame Street VHS tape that played seemingly constantly at our house. Now, this young man never sees 5:00 AM on the waking side. He might see it occasionally on the sleeping side, but never on the waking. 🙂 This a shot from yesterday as we were waiting for the bus to…

What? I am meditating! Is there anything better than window light? Of course, Hobbs using my meditation mat and re-tasking it for his purpose. I’ve seen many flash photos taken by those who are exceptionally good with them, but I think that window light beats them every time. I think that it might have to do with the imperfections of the light, perhaps dirt on the window, blinds in the way, whatever. There’s just something special about that light. And…

My brother, Fred Jr. At this point in my life, I am fascinated by the passage of life and the changes in values that one goes through in midlife. Certainly, it has been called a crisis and for some, I’m sure that it is. Sometimes it is a complete restructuring of ones life. Values change. Things that worked before, no longer work. Relationships dissolve, others are born out of the loss. Amazing if you step by and look at it…

Chris shoots da Leica M6 If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know of my quest and intention to meet as many fellow bloggers as I can. To date, I have met a number of you: Earl Moore – North Carolina Mike Brown – South Carolina John Wilson – Formerly, California, now Connecticut Tom – The Photo Father – New Jersey Chris Klug – Pennsylvania Ibarionex Perello – a chance encounter in NYC As you’ve seen throughout…

My good friend, Monte, has given me a good shot to the ribs a couple of times about saving money for an M9. 🙂 This all started when he, Earl, and I had dinner when he was in town. I made an off-hand comment that I ‘might’ get, or was thinking about getting a Leica M9. To be sure, it was just a thought. Previously, I had exchanged a few e-mails with Paul Butzi about his experience with his M9…

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