Sunday, July 29, 2018

Photo Shoot

New York, New York

The guy, the girl, and the fellow cleaning the door glass all seemed oblivious of each other. The other guy having a snack is the only one paying attention.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Shepaug River at Hidden Valley

Washington, Connecticut

Hidden Valley is part of Steep Rock Preserve. We've been getting a lot of rain. Out in early fog and mist this morning working on the fourth of my "Steep Rock Four Seasons" platinum/palladium print folios. The low-hanging, heavily-leafed branches and the swollen stream say "summer" pretty clearly, I think.

Graffiti and Politics

New York, New York

Friday, July 27, 2018


New York, New York

Classical reference. Although when I first saw it I wondered if it was a delivery van for luxury goods.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DAWN at Grand Central

New York, New York

DAWN Wildlife turns out to be an environmentally oriented dishwashing detergent promotion campaign, that's been going on for forty years according to the web site.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Naugatuck, Connecticut

If the new address seems a little strange—Rubber Avenue?—Naugatuck is the ancestral home of the Uniroyal Company, and of course, Naugahide.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Pair of Billboards

Waterbury, Connecticut

Seems like another odd pairing. The board is a public service announcement. But that Subway ad, wow. Off-putting to a vegan/vegetarian of course, but I really can't see it being very appealing even to a meat eater. The wraps and fillings look like plastic replicas, sort of like the awful posters you sometimes see at cheap Chinese take-out places. You'd think an organization the size of Subway could manage to get some decent food photography, but I guess not.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Waterbury, Connecticut

UPDATE: Once again I've found that Blogger has failed to notify me of incoming comments to the blog, so apologies for the belated posting of comments sent in over the past week or more.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Monday, July 09, 2018


Torrington, Connecticut

The factory building has been vacant for years, but I've never seen the telescope there before.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Uniform Store

Torrington, Connecticut

The blog has been on vacation for a few days, partly because of a really bad heat spell that kept me from shooting, along with some computer/printer problems that now seem to be solved.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018


Pawling, New York

Purveyors of stuff has a nice ring to it. While this place looks a touch on the casual, not to say dingy side, it's just half a block off the main drag. There, the eateries are kind enough to display menus, which show prices that would be right at home 80 miles south, in mid-town Manhattan. Because it's right on MetroNorth with a station in the middle of town, it's been an upscale commuter exurb for decades.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Steep Rock Spring

A new gallery at my web site, the third in a "Four Seasons" set of folios—pictures made at Steep Rock Preserve in Washington, CT. They are 7.3x11 inch platinum/palladium prints.

Here's a link to "Steep Rock Spring, 2018."


Derby, Connecticut

No, I don't know what the initials indicate. The entire first page of a search on them refers to kilowatt hours, which I suspect is not relevant here.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Ear Buds

New York, New York

Not to sound like my age (about to turn 69) but doesn't living your life listening to—well, it could be music, or talk radio, or an audio book for these three folks, who knows?—sort of interfere with experiencing your actual surroundings in real time, especially the soundscape? I've never been able to get those earbud things to stay hooked up to my ears even while sitting still, which may actually be a piece of luck.