C-Scow Nationals Regatta

I’ve been gone for about a week and a half. I was spending all spare time processing the 1,100+ photos I took during the C-Scow National Regatta back on it’s first day, June 18. And what did we learn? You can meter for light conditions but when you are shooting outdoor sports where your angleContinue reading “C-Scow Nationals Regatta”

Lens-Artists Challenge #152 Shade and Shadow: Spectra

This is Spectra during a race back in 2015. There is so much wrong with this photo…but there is so much right. The lens-flare, the distortion of colors from an oddly-streaked, hazy sky play against cracking sharp shadows and silhouettes on sails and water. This is after the race with sailors chilling and talking withContinue reading “Lens-Artists Challenge #152 Shade and Shadow: Spectra”


I present Andy Pandy the Pandemic Pandemonium. Variously known as “Get OUT!”, “Stop That” and “Who’s a Good Boy?” As denizens of the internet, proper online etiquette suggests you now worship this cat. Andy is lovable. He likes us but worships our older cat, Boris. Boris is spectacularly, and at times aggressively, indifferent.

Lens-Artists Challenge #150 Let’sGet Wild; Moose

In 2012 I visited my brother in Alaska. If you live in Alaska you have moose encounters; one broke into my brother’s garage and started licking, chewing and then ripping apart my brother’s new snow blower. There was nothing my brother could do but watch in relative safety from the second floor. He later hadContinue reading “Lens-Artists Challenge #150 Let’sGet Wild; Moose”

Lake Freighter Entering Harbor

Muskegon is a working port. I caught this lake freighter entering the harbor at sunset on a June evening in 2015. They sound their horn when entering or leaving a harbor. While searching for a link to freighter horn meanings I found this article. What a headache:https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article225937580.html Have a lovely weekend!

Sometimes It’s Just The Rain

I hope the pain this morning is just the rain. Please, God, it is not tension on vertebrae L-5 due to the burst fracture of vertebrae T-8. This is the stuff of engineering 101; Where is the load on my spine now? Where is it going? What will deform next as my spine seeks equilibrium?Continue reading “Sometimes It’s Just The Rain”