Monthly Archives: August 2014

Blue Marble is a featured group photograph

Marbre Bleu Small

Marbre Bleu (Blue Marble) was selected as a featured item by the minimalism group at Fine Art America.

Lyric Lucas is administrator of that group and has a wonderful collection of her own images.

Also check out more great images from the Minimalism group.

More selections can be found; just click here to see more minimalist prints.

A direct download of the 4500 x 3000 pixel photograph can be found here.


Marbre Bleu (Blue Marble)

Marbre Bleu Small

A macro-style closeup of a blue marble using a Nikon D3300 mounted on a tripod, ASA 200, Speedlight SB400 in bounce mode with a second LED light for curvature definition, and taken with a wireless remote to minimize camera shake.  Full sized image here.

Direct Photo Downloads

NEW – Direct Downloads of Photographs.

I’m trying an experiment — offering a selection of my photos for direct download.  Essentially very low cost, and the buyer can then print, mat, and frame as he or she chooses.  As I get them to the sales site, I will update this blog message.  The first photo on the sales site is Storm over Ozello.

Storm over Ozello direct purchase

Heron on Kings Bay direct purchase

Suwannee River Cypress

Garden Bridge

Dawn on County Road 138


This really was county road 138 in rural Florida.  The enhanced dynamic range photo contains quite a bit of detail, as you can see by going to its display page here and clicking on an area of the photo to see it enlarged to full size.  As noted on the image page, it was taken in the winter with haze rising from the marsh and pasturelands at sunrise.  At the right edge of the  photo’s background is an area called Evan’s Prairie, ‘prairie’ being the old Florida name for native marsh or swamp land.  Rural Florida before the entry of the developers bulldozers was a beautiful tranquil land.

Extended Dynamic Range – Ruby Glass Pitcher


Something of an experiment in that I used the high dymamic range software Photomatrix to adjust this image … I prefer to call this “extended dynamic range” to separate it from all the unusual colors of what some call HDR photography.  The idea was to depict how the light bounces within the glass itself.  Larger version which I think does the concept some justice can  be seen here.

A fascination with doors

Barn Door Small

I have been speculating about my fascination with doors … I have several, the one above is a barn door from Brattonsville, SC … the site where SONY pictures shot much of “The Patriot.”  A larger version is in my architectural photo gallery here along with other doors of fascination to me.

I’ll leave it to the psychologists to prattle on about the reason for my fascination, but remind that that Karl Jung pointed out that to correctly interpret they would need to have read and seen everything I had read and seen.

The photograph was an exercise in depicting the texture of the rough hewn lumber, and with the hard lighting I think that was successful.  There may also be an overtone of taking the mind through the door and into a simpler life when our country was new.  At any rate this would be an excellent image, along with the split rail fence I have in the black and white landscapes gallery here, for a vacation log cabin.