Portfolio: the Amazing Places My Photography Has Gone

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams Photography is a joy to me. I’ve written about it here many times. It restoresContinue reading “Portfolio: the Amazing Places My Photography Has Gone”

My Favorite Spot on the Charles Bridge, Prague

“There is something particularly fascinating about seeing places you know in a piece of art – be that in a film, or a photograph, or a painting.” ― Sara Sheridan I wanted to share a photograph for Light, an innovative new camera company, and their Vantage Point project displaying the best shots of a favorite place inContinue reading “My Favorite Spot on the Charles Bridge, Prague”

My 10 Favorite Photos of 2015

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld At the end of a year, I have a tradition of going back through my favorite photographs I’ve taken in that year. On this blog, I have several years on record. In 2009 through 2013,Continue reading “My 10 Favorite Photos of 2015”

10 Favorite Photos of Venice, Italy

 “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad   When my family and I moved toContinue reading “10 Favorite Photos of Venice, Italy”

Some News I’m Pretty Proud Of…

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ― Ansel Adams   Writing has always been my first creative love, but photography comes in a very close second. Often, here at my blog and site, I write about photography (link to a list ofContinue reading “Some News I’m Pretty Proud Of…”

My 13 Best Photographs of 2013

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” -Ansel Adams   There is something about an image that is rooted in change, hopeful toward the future, demonstrative of the past, and defines a period in time somehow better than any number or combination ofContinue reading “My 13 Best Photographs of 2013”

Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging and a Giveaway

 In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. – Edith Wharton, novelist (1862 – 1937)   Five years ago, in November ofContinue reading “Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging and a Giveaway”

Charles Bridge, Aristotle, and Italy’s Cinque Terre

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle I have 3 things to share this week: 1) Happy news: Capitol Prague, a new restaurant and cafe in Washington D. C. / Georgetown, has bought use of of one of my photographs of Charles Bridge in Prague forContinue reading “Charles Bridge, Aristotle, and Italy’s Cinque Terre”

A Birthday, a Blogiversary, and Gifts for You

“Writing and the business of words is astounding to me, as much as it is a love. To write something is to simply compose an idea—whether it is a greeting card of 8 words, a note of 80 words, an essay of 800 words, or a novel of 80,000 words—out of the elementary 26 charactersContinue reading “A Birthday, a Blogiversary, and Gifts for You”