Recently, I’ve been enjoying a small, illustrated volume by the early 20th century German author Hermann Hesse. Appropriately titled Trees, it is a compilation of Hesse’s essays and poetry about a subject he clearly loved, the many species and situations of trees that graced his life. Sensitively written, his writings explore the features of theContinue reading “A Love of Trees”
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The Pleasures of Fountain Pens
Fountain pens are a beautiful and expressive way to put words to paper. Here are my thoughts about pens.
A Blanket Chest Creation
I recently completed a blanket chest in my woodshop. This essay shows photos and describes its construction.
The full moon, before the start of the eclipse
Covered Bridge Photos
I have long had a fascination with covered bridges. A throwback to bygone days, when horses and buggies were the principal mode of transportation, many still survive throughout North America. Though some have been retired from service, many are still in active use. And, because they can be an efficient method for bridge-building, in someContinue reading “Covered Bridge Photos”
New Photos Available for Purchase
I’ve recently updated my site to include a selection of photos of railroad locomotives. Featuring both vintage steam locomotives and modern diesels, the photos are available for sale in several sizes. The larger size, 16 X 20 inches, looks especially good hanging on a den or hobby room wall. The photos may be viewed underContinue reading “New Photos Available for Purchase”
My friend Jeff Fleisher and I drove out along a lonely country road to a spot I know where, each spring, there is an extensive field of Virginia bluebells to be found and photographed. Situated in a lowland woods bordering meandering Goose Creek, these lovely wildflowers inhabit both sides of the river. While they’re easilyContinue reading “Virginia Bluebells”
British Church Note Cards
I’ve traveled quite a lot during my life. One of the places I’ve visited most often is Great Britain. Always cameras in hand, I’ve recorded many of the sights and scenes I’ve encountered. One of the most fascinating things for me are the churches. Great Britain has a rich array of them, many with longContinue reading “British Church Note Cards”
Making Intimate Landscape Photos
The best advice I’ve found is to identify photographers whose work you find inspiring and study their techniques.
Intimate Landscapes: What They Are
An intimate landscape is simply a smaller selection of a scene. It might be a composition of the foreground rocks in an otherwise grand landscape setting or an interesting stand of trees or patterned image of just the trees’ branches abstracted from the entire forest. It might also be a close-up of colorful lichen on the rocks or the leaves on the forest floor.