Category: Personal

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…

Found memories This is an image of the former YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association). When I was younger, we’d catch the bus downtown and walk to the YWCA. They had swimming for 2 hours for $1.00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It was fun stuff. Last year, I made a book for SoFoBoMo, In Retrospect, which can be found here. It was inspired by a trip that I made back to Ohio to visit my sister. In the book I took…

This is a photo of my favorite statue in Akron. It’s a sculpture of a Native American carrying his canoe between the waters of the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas rivers. Carrying a canoe or watercraft between two navigable bodies of water is called a Portage. This sculpture is on an appropriately named street, Portage Path. The history of Portage Path is that it was an 8 mile portage between the previously mentioned rivers. The Native Americans used this path to carry…

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