Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Enameled Clearwater Beach


Playing with pictures and Paint Shop Pro can give some interesting results. This is a sunset at Clearwater Beach, FL, enameled and adjusted. I don't know- I like the effect. Maybe you can pretend it's a moonlit night- bright shining harvest moon - and we wait for the Halloween bewitching hour? Or maybe not.

Date of original: 1/3/2005

Monday, October 29, 2007

Minnesota River Autumn

Minnesota River Autumn
This was taken on the bluff above the Minnesota River near Mankato a few years ago. While there's not a lot of wild and vivid colors, I was struck by the many different colors and lines and light. The river in the distance is over-exposed, which makes for an interesting contrast with the shrubs and leaves.
Date: 10/16/2004

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cosmo and Bug

Comso and Bug
Let's not forget summer yet. Bugs and flowers make such great subjects.
Date: 8/12/2003

Monday, October 22, 2007

Maple Red Autumn

Maple in Autumn
This tree in our front yard adds so much to the Fall each year. Except this year. The extremely dry summer followed by a lot of wind and rain short-circuited the beauty in 2007. Maybe next year.
Date: 10/9/2004

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bluegrass Shadows

Concert (5)
The Minnesota-based bluegrass band, Monroe Crossing performing. I liked the interplay of light and shadow. Maybe I should turn it into black and white and play around a little on Paint Shop Pro?
Date: 8/25/07

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

NFL History

Packers-Vikings 9/30/07
Okay, I know it's not a great picture. I was way up in the stands and this is a zoom-in using Paint Shop Pro. But it is history. Brett Favre throwing TD pass number 421. And I was there. Neat.
Date: 9/30/07

Monday, October 15, 2007

Gulf Sunset

FL06 090.b
Still in Clearwater Beach, FL. A very photogenic place!
Date: 4/22/06

Friday, October 12, 2007

Lines in the Sea

Clearwater Beach 058b
Lines are everywhere- even in the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater Beach, FL
Date: 1/2/05

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Posing Nicely

This guy was really cooperative. Nice pose. Black Hills, SD
Date: 7/27/07

Monday, October 8, 2007

Relaxing Casting

What a way to fish. Sylvan Lake, Black Hills, SD.
Date: 7/24/07

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A (Really) Way Back Machine

A mastodon skeleton- or at least the tusks of one- in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This is one of the most important such digs with more skeletons than can be counted at this point. Don't meet one in a dark alley.
Date: 7/27/07

Monday, October 1, 2007

When the Train Still Ran


In this scan from a slide, my 2 year old daughter watches a Conrail train head down the line in Pine Creek, PA. The tracks are now long gone and the rails turned into a trail which I hope to travel next summer.

Date: Summer, 1983