Category: Photography

Last Thursday, I checked the weather forecast and saw that we were expecting low to mid 70 degree temperatures. I called Tim and asked if he’d like to ride down to Greenville, SC and take some photos. Of course, he said that he’d like to and mentioned that he’d never been. Perfect. So, off we went on Saturday morning, around 11:00 AM. Upon arriving, around 1:00 PM, we parked at the library and made our walk to the main downtown…

So, here I am near my birthday, Sunday, February 20th, soon to be age, 49. That means that: 1. I have traveled 583,000,000 miles * 49 around the sun, or 28,567,000,000. Wow! That’s a lot of miles! 2. I’ve been around for approximately 17,897 days. 3. Have revolved 24,901.55 miles per day, or 445,354,385 miles in rotation. I’m feeling dizzy! Of course, in the grand scheme of things, these numbers are small compared to the age of the universe, but…

Pedro’s best friend, Stephen, who drove 1,040 miles, one way, to be at the wedding. I cut my teeth on an aperture priority camera. However, it wasn’t long before I moved to a fully manual camera, lollypop and stick and all. I soon went back to AV mode, as they call it. Why? Well, most of my subjects were landscapes and still life shots. In the mornings when I would go out, I didn’t want to have to remember to…

I stopped by Cedric’s place, as I love to do, yesterday and saw that he mentioned a photographer named Thomas Hawk. I’d never heard of him, so I followed the link and clicked on the about page. Thomas has a goal to shoot and process 1,000,000 photographs during his lifetime. Yes, one MILLION: When I’m not taking or processing the pictures I’m mostly thinking about the pictures. I’m trying to publish a library of 1,000,000 finished, processed photographs before I…

Leica M6 – Ilford HP5+ – Rodinal 1:50 about 1/30 @f/2 Well, Cedric beat me to the punch with his excellent post, Keeping it simply small, but since this has been on my mind, I felt the need to post it. For me, things keep getting simpler and simpler, by design. I try to remove anything from my life that does not serve me, especially material stuff. If find that when I have too much ‘stuff’ it takes a lot…

Getting my Tai Chi on! Once a year, I go to the doctors office for my yearly physical. Every year, he pretty much tells me the same thing in a kind way: You need to lose some weight, eat this, eat that, exercise, etc. Each year, well, honestly, I didn’t listen. So, today was my yearly physical. It went something like this when he came into the room. Doc: Hello, Paul. How have things been going? Me: Fine, thanks. I…

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