Thursday, July 29, 2010

Heat and Humidity

New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, Connecticut

The amazing wave of hot humid conditions continues in southern New England. The haze is so thick you could cut it with a knife. This is what it looked like from Long Wharf in New Haven today around noontime.
Woodbury, Connecticut
Woodbury, Connecticut

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Guardrail, Two

Woodbury, Connecticut

Guardrail, One

Woodbury, Connecticut

Working Pictures: The Pennsylvania Series

[As always, you can click on the picture, or poster in this case, to get a larger, more legible version.]

Earlier this year, the folks at Camerawork Gallery invited me to have a late summer show in their Scranton, Pennsylvania, gallery. I was intrigued by a very simple display approach they had been using as an alternate to traditional mats and frames for photographic prints. They've got walls, and they've got thirty sheets of 11x14-inch Plexiglas. Simplicity itself. This appealed to me right away as a way to show some of what I've been doing on this blog, but now as ink-on-paper prints rather than pixels on a screen.

So, how to choose which of the nearly 2,000 pictures that have appeared here? The thought came to me of narrowing the selection down to pictures made in the state of Pennsylvania. There was still a large selection, partly because I did a lot of digital capture photography around the state on road trips associated with my 2007 Camerawork show, "Coal Country." I hope some of you can stop by for the reception on Friday, August 6, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. For a little more information about the show and a peek at some of the pictures included, head over to the Camerawork Exhibition web page.

Country Boat Two

Woodbury, Connecticut

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

UP to SALE % off

Watertown, Connecticut

Several astute observers have noted that the pictures in recent postings here at WP have reverted from the expected 2:3 proportion to the 4/3s proportion seen at the beginning of the blog. No, I haven't gone back to using the Olympus E1, but in fact last week got a Micro 4/3s Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 and EVF. You can see it in this picture. I'm learning to use it, and finding a lot of interest in the new form factor and the camera's performance.

WP Supplemental: The Tire Store

Watertown, Connecticut

Early this morning Brunhilde got herself a pair of brand new tires in anticipation of upcoming road trips.

Farm Stand

Bethlehem, Connecticut

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cheese Apple Raspberry

Woodbury, Connecticut

They wouldn't have stacks of them displayed in expensive refrigerated cases if people didn't buy them. The "Nutrition Facts" section is bad enough, but the list of may be better not to see it all the way to the end.

This is Steam for Cooling System

New York, New York

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


New York, New York

Find the Fawn

Bridgewater, Connecticut

Early this morning we were at the house where my wife grew up. I took a walk in the woods and encountered this little fellow. That camouflage is pretty effective even in full green summer.