Wednesday, August 12, 2009

fly gear

Wildon Church Road, Gordonsville, Virginia


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

elephant tracks

elephant tracks?
South of Erwin, Tennessee.


Saturday, December 06, 2008




Sunday, August 24, 2008

day of rest

Church of the Blue Dome, Resurrection River Valley, Seward, AK


Thursday, May 01, 2008


There's a place where mornings are an endless blue
And you feel mother nature walk along with you,
Where simple people living side by side
Still wave to their neighbor when they're drivin' by.--George Strait


Friday, February 22, 2008

Madison County, Virginia

Monday, November 26, 2007

Liquidambar styraciflua

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

divergent visions

Six days until election day. Important choices will be made by voters in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville concerning the future of our homeplace. Read the voter guides published by Charlottesville Tomorrow!


Sunday, September 23, 2007

day of rest

church of the blue dome


Thursday, February 08, 2007


east of the Suwannee Pit, Branford, Florida. Hey people of Branford, what is this thing? Does it employ people?

One day the money will be right and I'll purchase a professional level digital camera and lenses to bend light into it. Meanwhile, my only telephoto option is a 180mm purchased for newspaper work in 1976. Living a divided photographic life. Exposed this frame December 2005. Seeing the film result for the first time this morning.
Fourteen months ago I chimped the digital version on site.

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

day of rest

Millenbeck, Virginia


Saturday, April 29, 2006

PUD free

The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
The OD folk say I take pictures of "Scenes, and people from rural lifestyles. Old buildings, interiors, and candid portraits."
Dogs too!

The farmhouse above on Washington family lands near Pope's Creek.
Doing what I am supposed to do...

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Monday, March 20, 2006

not bisquit run

You have 900 acres of land? What will you leave behind? 5000 houses? A park? Maybe put the land under a conservation easement?

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

catalpa bignonioides

spent the day with doug and telisha williams, they have a cd slated for release in the beginning of '06, hoping to come up with useful images for the disc.
but it raises a question, how do you take a photograph of music? how, in a couple of hours, do you come up with visuals that rise to the level of music?

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

ineluctable visuality

fog at dawn over the Rapidan River
fog at dawn over the Rapidan River

Left Sophie in the care of my neighbor and spent 24 hours in the last best place in America.
Can't say last best place, the wannabe trademark holder might sue.
The house sits on the rim of a natural ampitheater in the Piedmont of Virginia. A river runs through it, cows and horses graze around it. Sitting on the porch at night there is a sky above, fields below, chorus of frogs and cicadas, 360 degree beauty and no "security" lights.
The ineluctable visuality of the house and surrounding countryside beats me senseless. My plan was to photograph for 36 to 48 hours. Couldn't live up to the plan, I was overwhelmed after a single rotation. Twenty four hours all the unmitigated beauty I could handle.
The photo method was to shoot first with digital (check placement and balance of rented lights). If the scene was good enough, shoot next with 35mm film. If the composition was still looking good shoot 120mm film with a rented lens (Hasselblad 40mm).
The plan worked fine inside, none of the furniture or windows moved while I was watching.
The panorama outside made a fool of me, beauty in flux. Much of the outside was shot with digital, should have gone straight to film.

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

lake anna

Louisa County, dawn
There are horns that sound in the event of a containment breach.

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