Give Thanks for the Light

Give Thanks for the Light

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”
-Tecumseh

Fretboard

Fretboard

I wanted to find an interesting shot of my son’s Hohner Ukulele and thought the fretboard would be cool.  So I slapped my nifty 50 onto my macro extension tube, placed it in front of my desk lamp

The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest

“We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Looking at this image, I imagine an intrepid explorer journeying deep into the dark, foreboding, and totally unexplored jungle.

Ice Crossing

Ice Crossing

One of the benefits (can you call it that?) of the old, relatively un-insulated windows in our house is that when it gets really cold outside, in the morning, we get this really cool window ice frost.  The crystals form fascinating intricate fractals patterns all over the glass.  This is image started as a simple macro photograph of a small section of frost.  

Abstract Tones

Abstract Tones

I call this image Abstract Tones.  Can you guess what it is?  I’ll admit to using Topaz Glow and Topaz Impression in the creation of this image, but both of those plugins were used at the end of the process in the final touches.  The spiral/ concentric circles you see here is straight of the camera.

Flash Bulb

Flash Bulb

“At some point, a flash of sustained clarity reveals the difference between what someone would have you believe is true, and what you know from the depths of your own heart to the peaks of your soul to be true. What happens after that is up to you.”
–Aberjhani

A macro shot of a vintage flash bulb.  This particular bulb is part of the flash attachment for a David White Stereo Realist camera.  

Hot Rod Racer

Hot Rod Racer

This is my mini 1/64th scale 1953 Buick Century vintage toy hot rod car.  It was cold and west outside today, so I snapped a few shots of this baby and had a ton of fun processing the image.

Vintage Microphone Painted

Think (Again)

“Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.”
— Goethe

As a photographer and artist, I’m always trying new things, new techniques, and new equipment so I can continue to improve on what I have done and perhaps create something not done before.