Rural Obscura

I've always been intrigued by broken-down buildings on the side of the road.  In New England they are everywhere.  Little shacks.  Barns.  Garages.  Unidentifiable buildings that make you wonder what they used to be and why they were hammered together in the first place.  Mostly they're wooden, but occasionally metal and almost always difficult to... Continue Reading →

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Robot Lords of Tokyo

Ah!  You've found me out.  I'm a Clutch fan.  And when I found these tiny, wind-up robots in the basement their most excellent song popped into my head. Aren't these the best? Rescued from a box of junk, my husband set them aside so they wouldn't get tossed.  He thinks he got them in high... Continue Reading →

The Elegance of the Forest

I've been doing a little winter hiking and snowshoeing lately so thought I'd share some shots. The forest is an amazing place to me in any season, but in winter it seems to be draped in finery. This first one I shot today while out in the afternoon.  Those shadows are hard to beat.  The... Continue Reading →

Digital Photo Storage Strategy

A while back something happened to my primary hard drive that nearly gave me a heart attack.  Suddenly, with no explanation I could find, my drive was no longer seen by the operating system.  OMFG!  Years worth of raw files, gone.  Panic-stricken I researched data recovery services and found prices ranging from $800 to $1800.... Continue Reading →

Attitude of Gratitude

I'm a little dizzy from the time on the front page.  Wow.  Thanks to the folks at WordPress for the honor.  I had no idea and came back from an afternoon away from the computer to a ton of views and comments.  Thanks to everyone who had something kind to say about my work.  It's... Continue Reading →

Junk or Junque?

Before I take on writing a Black and White Photography 201, I'm going to share some more junk drawer photos. Well, this first one isn't from a drawer, but a forgotten cabinet over the fridge.  In a clean-out binge I found a bunch of weird booze we stuck there for some reason.  Pepper flavored vodka. ... Continue Reading →

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