Thematic Photographic 348 - Monochrome

Life awaitsLondon, ONAugust 2015 I did something yesterday that I haven't done in a while: I grabbed my DSLR and after dropping the kids off at choir, instead of heading home for the couple of hours until they were done, I took a long photo-walk around the bike paths that wind through the area.The humidity was well into icky territory, and I had rather stupidly not prepared well for the experience - no hat, no water. But I had a camera with lots of battery and free space on the memory card, so I figured I could tough it out in the interest of some long-overdue exploratory photography.It didn't take long before my brain shifted into a delightful Zen-like state as my eyes wandered from scene to scene and the squishy grey matter struggled to process it all. Nothing else mattered as I absorbed the lovely scenery around me and tried to turn the experience into workable pictures.I found myself digging into the camera's menus as I realized it had been ages since I shot in monochrome ....more

On leaving the past behind

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On the power of the mind

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Pink bike in a blue studio

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On location, location, location

‎"A good photograph is knowing where to stand." Ansel Adams ...more

Yay dogs!

‎I'm a dog person. I'm married to a dog person. Our kids are dog people ....more

They kill journalists now, too

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Thematic Photographic 347 - Grocery store finds

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The forgotten newspaper

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On learning to dance

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