You’d think I’d have my hands full with just this blog, but no. Not me. I also write for two others and I thought I’d let you guys know about them.
The first is the blog section on Photography.ca. The most recent article is Bokeh Baby! It’s the third one I’ve written and there will be more to come. I’ve tried to confine myself to a single aspect of photography, but fell off the wagon last month. If you scroll around a bit you’ll find it. Who else would write about cemetery photography?
Basically this gig came out of my participation in the forum which after lurking in others became an obvious breath of fresh air. No gear bashing, technique glorifying, nasty-for-the-sake-of-it criticism, and most of all no preaching. If you’re sick of that at other photography fora sites, check it out. And bookmark the blog, too. All kinds of useful and fun information pops up there and other forum denizens also write about their photography, so it’s a great mix.
The second one is The Backside of America; a blog devoted to abandoned places and urban decay, but with a slightly different take. We’re not all about secrecy, trespassing, avoiding the cops and rappelling off roofs. It’s a little more intimate; documenting the mundane, but fading aspects of America and how it changes. Places and things that once had vitality, but are now forgotten, buried and somehow shameful to the people who once valued them. I owe Dave an article so I’ll wrap up.
Before I do though, I’ll share a photo I took in the woods while on the mill quest from the previous post. A fleck of blue in the leaf litter drew my attention. Boy was I surprised at what it turned out to be –
Isn’t that the weirdest thing? Both in terms of what it is (a crayfish claw presumably) and the color. Blue crayfish. I knew lobsters sometimes turned up blue, but crayfish too? Huh. I spied this on the trail that was some yards from the brook and mill pond, so I assume it came from there; dropped by a bird or raccoon.
So that’s it for now. I may go try to check on some waterfalls later on…if the weather holds. Knowing me I’ll be caught in a downpour. Yay for Goretex!
Love the claw pic Kris, lucky find. You would be amazed at how far crayfish travel. There is a pond near work, more than 1/2 mile away, and when it rains really heavy in the summer it’s not uncommon to see one or two walking across the parking lot towards the marsh on the end of the property. I used to think they came out of the marsh, and maybe they do, but they are always traveling from the direction of the pond towards the marsh.
Keep up the good work, I can always count on your posts for a good read.
I can’t believe you actually just found that picture. At first I thought you must have set it up.