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Some Rehearsal Faces – Rogue Swan Continued

Friday, April 19, 2019

I’m noticing that further along in rehearsals there is a lot of concentration on making facial expressions match the action on stage. And since real action shots, other than those of assistance to the cast, are pretty slim until at least the dress rehearsal,...

A Smile from the Steps

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

I was climbing into the drivers seat of the car, saw this, and stepped up to peer over the roof with the iPhone. Darn, it should have been a full camera shot. Anyway, the iPhone did a passable job, even with all the cropping. It won't print much larger...

Rogue Swan Vaudeville Rehearsal 3 – Part Two

Saturday, April 13, 2019

A couple of shots from one of the scenes being rehearsed. The shot above is, of course, the final image in this sequence –heck, why be orderly here. Anyway, the young lady below is helped out of a box – I imagine that the cardboard box is a fill-in...

Rogue Swan Vaudeville Rehearsals Update

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Just a couple more images from Rogue Swan's rehearsal sessions for their upcoming Vaudeville performances at the Opera House. I've been sworn to secrecy on penalty of bodily harm, so some things are off limits. I'll have more in a couple of days, but...

Sometimes You Just Gotta Have Fun – Dave DeRan and Jack Radcliffe at Liriodendron

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A very animated Dave DeRan is having fun here playing the base whth a little Bluegrass group at the reception Sunday. I had a little fun trying out a little fisheye camera app on the iPhone. Dave was moving a bit, so there is some blur, but that makes...

Rogue Swan's all-new Vaudeville in Rehearsal 2

Saturday, March 30, 2019

If any of you were at Rogue Swan’s sold-out one-night Vaudeville last year at the Opera House, you are sure to be looking forward to this. It’s two nights and all-new, Friday and Saturday May 24 and 25th. We’ll be there, already having our tickets....

Hard Bound Painting Record Book – Now Easier than Ever, Fun and Rewarding – An Updated How-To

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Nan paints, sometimes a lot. And over the years she has accumulated quite a record of her works. I realized that there was no longer any need for the awkward collection of prints, color slides, digital images and paperwork. I knew it would be simple...

Hi There Bob – On the Wilde Portrait Series Exhibit

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

As most people in town know, artist Pam Wilde spent a year painting a hundred or so portraits in the window of Artists Emporium on Washington Street. Beginning about half way through I bacame aware of this and began my – somewhat experimental – series...

At the Opera House's "Phenomenal Women" Event – We renew our acquaintance with a phenomenal woman…

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The two images above – on the left is a picture I took of a very serious (reflected in her eyes) young student at Lincoln University in 1989 or 1990. On the right is the same "phenomenal woman" this past Saturday (a quick iPhone grab-shot) when she...

Rogue Swan Prepping for Vaudeville at the Opera House in May

Thursday, March 14, 2019

OK, it's only this one shot at this point. After all, this was the first rehearsal of the year. This is the Director, Katy Gordon (on the right) and one of the many cast members showing their exhaustion and the bottoms of their feet after over two hours...

Just a Couple Mardi Gras Shots – and the Passing of Jim Duvall

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Not that I'm getting tired of working on my Havre de Grace Street and related images project, but it's been a while and I'm looking forward to some more "scenic" work as soon as the weather improves a little. Perhaps even something of a mini-project....

The Latest on Ordering My Fine Art Books – Availability, Price Changes and Some Tips Thrown In

Friday, March 1, 2019

I have some experience with this in that I've now had eight different books printed by six different companies, using at least nine different preparation systems. I'm posting this because I have just ordered the next two copies of my The Moon has been...

An Appeal for People to Pick Up Their Havre de Grace Street Freebies – and I'm UN-BANNED from Artists Emporium

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

My Havre de Grace Street freebies-box, very graciously displayed by RiverView Gallery in town, is getting full, beyond full. Last time I looked there were four dozen waiting to be claimed. In the past year maybe a dozen people have come in, seen themselves...

What I Got Nan for Valentines Day – an Other People's Art Posting

Thursday, February 14, 2019

When Carolyn Blazeck brought her unique work into Riverview Gallery last Fall, Tamara immediately put them in the front window. They are kind of magnificent. Not only are the "pots" exquisitely executed, the woven pine-needle work that tops them is...

"Still Waiting" – A New Annegarn Piece

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

One of our favorite collections of other people's art is our grouping of area artist Maria Annegarn's seated ceramic figures. They often come with their own bench or chair. One lady even has a purse. We display them in a neat wicker shelf rack – guests...

January Hafla 2 – Luvlee

Friday, February 1, 2019

Jessica Lee Fenwick – aka “Luvlee” – does her solo dance in the January Moonshine Hafla at the Opera House. Even from my vantage point in the back corner, standing on a stool, it was almost impossible to get a full-body shot with all the heads in the...

January Hafla I – April

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This is the second Hafla I’ve shot at the Opera House – it’s getting to the point where there’s not enough room in the Black Box. Here’s hoping they can move upstairs in the future. I've gotten shots of April Monique (her dance name) in the past that...

Last of the iPhone Window Series Portraits

Monday, January 28, 2019

Artist Pam Wilde's series of portraits painted in the window of Artists Emporium has come to an end. Sometime in the Spring there will be an exhibit of the more than 100 paintings done done. The last two of the more than forty that I managed to capture...

More from the Ice Festival

Friday, January 25, 2019

Not a lot more – just a couple of moments I managed to catch. The image at the top is the second one in a row where I used a trick that I grab on rare occasions for street shots. I create a copy layer over the image and apply a selected degree of motion-blur...

The Usual Suspects – an Ice Festival Lineup

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Changed my plans and decided to post a fun shot from the Ice Festival next. I was already thinking of this group as looking like some sort of police street line-up when Nan, seeing what I was working on, remarked: "The Usual Suspects". Now I can’t get...

Ice Sculpture from the Ice Festival – from La Banque

Monday, January 21, 2019

Really busy this weekend, but I managed to do up my favorite Ice Sculpure from the Ice Festival. It was set up “walking by” La Banque de Fleuve – our local wedding chappel located in a historic old bank building.This thing was life size, quite impressive....

A Little Clear Sky Do Make a Difference

Monday, January 14, 2019

Yes, definitely a little clear sky “do" make a difference. I’ve been playing with this iPhone series since early August, and in that time it seems that it has always been raining, just got through raining or was building up to rain again. Looking back...

A Contagious Smile + Notes and a Rogue Swan Appeal

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The series that Pam Wilde is painting in the window of Artists Emporium draws to an end this month. I began my iPhone series, catching these sessions, almost as an accident about half way through by taking out my iPhone and snapping off a shot as I...

An Unscheduled Year Ender

Saturday, January 5, 2019

This Window Portrait was not on the schedule, still isn’t listed. But we happened to be in town Sunday December 30 and walked by the window. Raining much? Duh, it seems like it hasn’t stopped raining this year. Check out the dingy sky and water on the...

Year-End Entries into the Series – Includes the Mayor

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Above – our town's Mayor, Bill Martin. I guess he decided to go for the relaxed look for his portrait. I'll admit that that would be my preference too – but I say that with the knowledge that Nan wouldn't allow that at all. Neat how a series of portraits...

Playing Catch-up with two more in the iPhone Series

Thursday, December 27, 2018

I’ll finish up the year with these two followed by a posting of one more I have and the Mayor getting his portrait painted in the window Friday. That one by January first. It’s interesting seeing the different ways people pose, expressions, what they...

Norberto Seebach – Tribute to a Fine Photographer and Good Man

Friday, December 21, 2018

We met Norberto Seebach in 2006, not long after arriving on Easter Island for what we planned as a year-long project. In October we were able to do him a big favor – he lost his place to stay during his last week on the Island at the same time we were...

One of My Favorite Expressions – on both Subject and Portrait

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

I think "oops" is beginning to be a regular thing with me. Somehow this one got skipped over. What with Christmas shopping, oral surgery, Christmas stuff, getting myself up for the Reindeer Run coming up Saturday, Christmas family arrangements, missed...

Yes, that's Jessica Cleaver – Cultural Arts Board Coordinator

Saturday, December 15, 2018

I've enjoyed this series, and it seems a goodly number of locals have enjoyed it too – over 800 last month on the Blog, I have no idea how many on Facebook. It's a shame I couldn't have started it earlier than half way through. And it's a lot of fun...

Nan Wants an Image Added – and a color version included

Friday, December 14, 2018

Here I was, hard at work running some tests for the notes below on RAW conversion, and Nan comes into the room wanting to see the color exposures for the B&Ws in my last posting. A few minutes later she "informed" me that it's Christmas and that I "need"...

First Friday in December and Christmas Parade

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

I'm not sure what it is about our local ove affair with after-dark, winter goings on in town. But I guess I'm getting used to it because we spent friday evening – First Friday in December out at the Christmas Parade and Street thingie. There were even...

HCC Student Pottery Sale – Other People's Art

Sunday, December 9, 2018

I haven’t made one of my Other People’s Art posts in a while – there’s a long running section here on the blog for the posts though – HERE. Recently we attended the latest Harford Community College Pottery Sale. We really look forward to these, never...

More Wilde Christmas at Artists Emporium and the Blog hits a milestone

Friday, December 7, 2018

I catch as many of these as I can – fortunately we live very close and they occur at a handy time of day. I'll admit to getting a little tired of seeing that darn bear on the tree on the right edge – a workaround seems in order on that. Christmas decor...

Local Troupe Rogue Swan and HCC Actors Guild's Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Rogue Swan asked me to do a video of their performance of Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf at the Black Box Theater at H.C.C.. I jumped at it, having already purchased tickets and anxious to put my new Fuji X-T3 through its video hoops – and of course...

Two in the Window

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Today I have the next two Wilde portrait sittings in the wondow of Artists Emporium, complete with Washington Street reflections. Above is Isobel Jessell. She was a quite animated sitter, so I decided to make use of it and catch her making a point....

The Window Goes Wilde Again

Monday, November 26, 2018

As Washington Street Windows Go All In this Year for Christmas……She's baaaaack in the Artists Emporium window on Washington Street. Havre de Grace is Wilde once more. Friday's window-torture victim was Catherine Stewart. And the setting is all Christmassy....

OOPS – BANNED!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The shot above is, to the best of my knowledge, the only one I will be able to add to this iPhone B&W series from the storage room at Artists Emporium. Here Nettie Owens poses amid stored art – actually kind of a cool backdrop. If nothing else, it’s...

Final Sidewalk Wilde Thing before Planned Sequestering

Thursday, November 15, 2018

I saved the last one of these – at least until January when Pam Wilde will be re-allowed to continue her series of portraits in the front window of Artists Emporium – for using at the head of some notes I've gathered together on shooting a serious B&W...

A Pair of Wilde-ings – as exile to the storage room looms

Monday, November 12, 2018

For two of these shot on consecutive days, I found these results interesting. It was about the same time of day, and lighting seemed similar, but the difference in reflections in the glass is striking. In the shot above Chip Paradis poses with a good...

First Friday in November – Different Strokes

Friday, November 9, 2018

This was an odd one. Far to late in the year for the street event, so they sponsored artists to demonstrate or perform in store windows. Friday is a huge dining out evening in Havre de Grace, so there is at least some foot traffic – just try to get...

A Wilde Selfie

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pam Wilde s becoming a fixture downtown – By the end of January she will have completed well over a hundred portraits over the period of a year Two to four days a week she and her vidtem occupy the sidewalk window area of The Artists Emporium on Washington...

Two Wilde Things

Monday, November 5, 2018

This is Elaine Hirsch getting her portrait painted by Pam Wilde – almost right on the sidewalk in the window of The Artists Emporium in town. Because of timing, I had to take the shot in-costume, dressed as Tyrone from the old Laugh-In. Ms. Hirsch was...

So – What About My New Fuji X-T3

Monday, November 5, 2018

FUJI X-T3 REVIEW NOTES – I add my 37 cents worth to a pretty thorough on-line review: I was recently sent a link to a thorough test and review of the new Fuji X-T3 – a camera I have been using for a little less than a month now. They gave it a gold...

"You Want a Walnetto?" or Tyrone Gets the Girl in the End

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nan didn't want me convert this to B&W, so I'm posting both – the color version is below. Maybe, just maybe someone out there can see why, when the kids were growing up, I shot the vast majority of our family pictures in B&W. In the end it made for...

Two From the iPhone Series that I Really Like

Monday, October 29, 2018

Well, it IS Halloween. At first I was going to select an image from this set where Rebecca Jessop – "Executive Director" of our town's  Opera House – wasn't laughing. But between the fact that she hardly needs the help of a photographer to look good...

Two FANTASTIC new FREEWARE opportunities for B&W photographers and/or Fuji camera users

Friday, October 26, 2018

I have to make a posting out of this, in spite of the fact that it applies to so few of you. The first one, PhotoKit,  doesn't really effect me – I paid $50 each for the darn things long ago and one would have to pry them out of my cold dead hands to...

Window Clicking Again

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

It's getting to that time of year where between a lot going on for all of us, the weather and not as much going on in town, the Havre de Grace Street images slow down a bit. If it weren't for Pam Wilde's marathon portrait series – which will run into...

Both of Him Want to Know What the Heck I'm Up To

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This is John Zimmerman, both of him giving me the evil eye while I frame my shot. I hope it's not too impolite to speculate how his expression would come across in a house-of-mirrors. Pam Wilde's series of portraits painted in the window of The Artists...

Stalking Wilde-life in Havre de Grace –The iPhone series continues…

Monday, October 15, 2018

A two-fer this time – I'm really enjoying this. In the shot above, both Pam and her subject, Mycki Ebel, have just noticed that I was outside the window and turned to look at me. That was quick and easy – and adds a little variety to the series. I don't...

Two More Wilde Action Shots

Thursday, October 11, 2018

When there is a series of shots, it's always a question as to which one to feature on the top of the blog. This one was a no-brainer – that is one cool hat, lady. And her name isn't far behind: Paula Casagrande – ironically she probably lives in a small...

First Friday in October

Monday, October 8, 2018

Just a couple of shots this time around. August First Friday cancelled, September reduced to a minimum and now October at about half-strength. Even the Drum Circle stayed home. With as much rain as we’ve had this year, it’s a wonder that so many First...

More Moonshine Hafla

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The rest of a very triciky story. OK, the results aren't all "that" bad – but when you shoot 500 shots and, after deleting the total failures, wind up with a 110 to work with, well…. the shoot was a tad problematic. And add to that the fact that part...

Moonshine Hafla – Just the first three. With the lighting these are not easy.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The rest of my images from Saturday night's Moonshine Hafla at the Opera House will have to wait a couple of days. But I thought I'd post the first half. The title of the image at the top is something that flashed before my slightly demented mind at...

Continuing to Catch some of the Wilde Window Portraits

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The good news for me is that the doctor says I’m coming back nicely from the surgery and I’ll be back to jogging by October 1. Good thing, I have a 5K Halloween and don’t want it to be a complete embarrassment. I should also be ready to hang in there...

My Havre de Grace Street and More from Wilde Portraits

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Continuing with the iPhone shots of the Wilde Portrait Sessions lets gives me something to work on while I'm recuperating from my surgery – very little hiking required to park the car and walk a few yards, carrying naught but an iPhone. Besides, It's...

Two more from the iPhone series on Wilde Portraits

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Now that I'm moving around like something close to my normal third or fourth gear, and Nan has signalled my recovery by ceasing to wiat on me, I'm anxious to get back to work. This posting offers up two more of Pam Wilde painting portraits in the window...

First Friday in September

Monday, September 10, 2018

I managed to spend a little time shooting First Friday, albeit not without a good deal of "discomfort". Surgery just three days before proved a bit too much – especially in the heat and humidity. Swelling soon became unbearable and I had to head home...

Quick Fix for iPhone Image Numbering when Shooting RAW + JPEG

Friday, September 7, 2018

Tuesday I underwent an epididymectomy, from issues that began when I had the mumps at the age of 40. Not exactly a major operation but I spent Wednesday in and out of ice packs.  Thursday I'm actually walking normally. In my advanced state of boredom...

Three More from the Wilde Portrait Project

Monday, September 3, 2018

Art projects are fun to watch evolve. Pam Wilde's portraits-in-the-window project in town here is no exception. I began shooting my B&W series of these as an iPhone project – thinking of trying both the iPhone and regular camera on the next one. Still...

Notes on my Presentation at the Opera House

Friday, August 31, 2018

I copied the intro image from the Opera House web site – https://hdgoperahouse.org/gallery/ – I hope that was OK with them. They have a Gallery section where their photographer puts up images celebrating events held there. This is me as I got to the...

Reflections on Portraits Behind Windows and a reminder: my upcoming presentation at the Opera House

Friday, August 24, 2018

One unexpected development in my Havre de Grace Street series is its branching out into a number of sub-sets or series. I knew First Friday might stand alone – but that's just the beginning. Within First Friday is a developing body of work at Cliff...

The Weather Complimented the Show – Torturous, while not a complete washout

Monday, August 20, 2018

I hesitated to post our latest little Other People's Art acquisition because I knew that I couldn't resist adding a couple of related observations that are sure to tick-off some people – OK to be honest, I enjoy that part a lot more than I dislike having...

Group Shot from Last Week's Rogue Swan Performance

Thursday, August 16, 2018

I finally got around to posting a group shot of the whole Rogue Swan troop singing the final number from thjeir nrecent performance in town. It’s also added into the Havre de Grace Street set from this event. The complication was that it comes from...

From the Street Looking In

Monday, August 13, 2018

…artist Pamela Wilde painting artist Jonathan West. Walking through town, without my camera, of course, I spotted area artist Jonathan West getting his portrait painted by portraitist Pamela Wilde in the window of the Artists Emporium. So I whipped...

I Update My 2013 Column on Out-Gassing of Art Work Behind Glass

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Or – the evil that lurks undetected on the inside of the glass on your art work… I've updated my 2013 How-To on Out-gassing to include some notes on our recent foray into cleaning our collection of art from other artists. Some of these pieces we've...

Two More from Rogue Swan last Weekend

Thursday, August 9, 2018

It can be risky catching a woman unawares with a camera, even if you like the result – they may not. April (Burril, Monique, whatever – I can’t keep track with these show people) was sitting on a stool, out of the already too low light waiting for her...

Suddenly Seymour – Rogue Swan's Tara Vin

Monday, August 6, 2018

OK, I admit to a little prejudice here. But we all have song favorites so I have a right to my choices. We attended this weekend's performance in town of Rogue Swan a little worried that we would be hearing familiar material – but I was shooting some...

This First Friday and my "Freebie" Box of First Fridays Images

Thursday, August 2, 2018

First Friday in August I'm going to be trying a little experiment – in spite of the fact that I'll be quite busy. Along with wanting to cruise the streets a couple of times just to keep an eye on what is going on, I will need to spend some quality time...

I use a new Easter Island image to Expand a Little on YouTube photographer Jamie Windsor's 9 Quick Tips for BETTER BLACK & WHITE Photos

Friday, July 20, 2018

*At first I wasn't sure whether this was a good choice to illustrate a posting where I'm featuring a YouTube video someone posted with tips for shooting B&W – where the first and most important tip is to shoot with B&W in mind from the get-go. I had...

Mini-me and the Beast

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Last year when I sold off my Canon equipment and went all mirrorless, switching to Fuji, I was stuck for a full year without a decent backup camera – or second body for those special needs. This posting is a little break to do a quick review of my solution...

First Friday in July – Part II

Friday, July 13, 2018

First Friday in Havre de Grace has come into its own. And surprsingly it has become a great place to take the kids for an evening out. I'm always makeing new discoveries – while some simply land repeatedly on one section of one street (like Cliff's...

First Friday in July – Part I, Cliff Giles' Drum Circle

Monday, July 9, 2018

It was tempting to stay right there the whole evening – it was a really good session at Cliff Giles' drum circle. It's held every First Friday now, almost dead-center for all the activities. Cliff brings the drums and a plethora of miscellaneous, unique...

Announcing Opera House Presentation and Olives Baby, Olives

Thursday, July 5, 2018

This is my way of donating to the Opera House – a phenomenal addition to our community that brings so much in the way of culture, entertainment, and variety, at very reasonable prices to our town. So, get your tickets, pick up your free book, enjoy...

A Visit to the Les Picker B&W Exhibit

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

and a small addition to our Other People's Art collection. Wow, it's been a while since I've been able to go see an exhibit of B&W photography, OK – monochrome to Les Picker, the photographer in this case. The showing is in town at the Artists Emporium...

Pirate Fest 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

With Opera House Talk Update and Recent Reads. This year’s Pirate Fest, a kid-friendly fund raiser for the local Lock House (the beginning of the old canal from Havre de Grace upriver), was a couple of steps up from the past couple of years. It even...

First Friday in June 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

I didn't get up, down and around the streets as much as usual – I'm sure a familiar story to some – I wound up stuck wearing the wrong shoes and about an hour in my feet were killing me. Put a damper on my usual pace. Then at 7 we had to (got to) take...

Unified Jazz Ensemble at the Opera House

Monday, June 4, 2018

Plus  – Update on my Upcoming O.H. Presentation / Site Fix-Its / On B&W. As everyone (sometimes I joking refer to everyone as both of them) probably knows by now Havre de Grace Street refers to anything going on in and around Havre de Grace, including...

Rogue Swan's Vaudeville Cabaret at the Opera House – finally

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hey, I not only got busy and had a few issues to handle, there are so many nice shots from this performance that it was a major effort to go through them all. In the end I sort of copped out – flagging anything that tempted me and calling Nan in to...

Upcoming Easter Island Presentation – Hand-Made Easter Island Candle for Mother's Day and Catching a Moment

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Just a quick little posting while I work up some images from Rogue's Swans Vaudeville Cabaret. The subject of Easster Island came up a couple of times recently. First – our youngest sent Nan a Mother's Day present made by her youngest, Aaron – above....

First Friday in May

Friday, May 18, 2018

First Friday in May • havredegracestreet.com and Easter Island Journal PDF • As is obvious from my Havre de Grace Street page, I've gotten behind on posting local excursions – been busy. Here we are half way through the month and I'm just now posting...

The April Monique Poster

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A quick posting while I'm busy with other stuff – and playing with my new adapted lens. This is only the third time I've created an 18x24 color "poster" of a performer, but it worked out great the first two (both of them on Easter Island) and it was...

Two Images of April from Rogue Swan's Vaudeville Cabaret

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ALSO: Fuji X-T2 Battery Grip – More than Advertised and 4K Video with the Lumix LX100 – Not so Great – The image above and the color version below, along with a second, are the only two images out of over fifteen hunderd exposures – half of which I...

The Frustrated Bluebird Suitor – First Test on My Birthday Lens

Sunday, April 22, 2018

OK, it's not B&W, so shoot me – and it's not my birthday yet, so shoot me again. But a male bluebird decided to perch atop our little birdhouse and try to entice a female. It didn't work, or he simply gave up to easily, I don't know. A female did show...

A Couple of Rehearsal Shots from Upcoming Rogue Swan's Vaudeville Cabaret at the Opera House

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

After over a week of very severe bronchitis, feeling stronger but with a voice box barely working, I ventured out to take some shots at one of Rogue Swan's rehearsals for their Vaudeville Cabaret at the Opera House this Saturday, April 21. I've seen...

Final Images from our First First Friday of 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

I saved two of my personal favorites for last. So called "street Photography" is something new to me, never having even considered it. Then on Easter Island, in order to complete my "portrait", I found myself including some of just that. Something I...

More Images from First Friday – Kids, Dogs and Performers

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The shot above shows "daddy keeping an eye on the kid(s)" as they romp in the little bounce house always set up on one of the side streets. Center of town is blocked off to traffic for First Friday – for three main drag blocks and a number of the side...

First Shots from the First First-Friday of the Year

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hushdown in front of the Easter Bunny's Bridal Shop and Oh Bunny Me… This Friday was a complete surprise to me – past years saw May as the beginning of the event. And hey, April can be quite iffy as far as weather goes. Boy did they/we get lucky – it...

Something Close to My Heart: old ArtQuest T-Shirts

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Plus: Camera Remote Apps for the Phone • How-to Books for Digital Cameras • Camera Cards are not Created Equal • and Another Great Book Read.  While I work on my first set of images from the Spring launch of happenings here in town, I find I have a...

ARRRRGH!!! • AAAAH!!! • E. I. SCREEN SAVER • RECENT READS

Monday, March 19, 2018

ARRRRGH!!! – I have a selection of my Havre de Grace Street shots on display at a local coffee shop, across from the Gallery. Along with the framed images I hung a framed POSTER explaining that they were on sale to anyone who is interested for the cost...

Do You See Yourself 2017

Monday, February 26, 2018

Most of the information is in the view of the exhibit poster above. On or about March 1, and lasting for the month, I’ll be setting these up in Concord Point Coffee in town, directly across the street from RiverView Gallery where I show my work. This...

My Favorite Twenty One Havre de Grace Street Images from 2017

Monday, February 19, 2018

Plus some notes on tools of the trade and a couple of lessons learned… My 2017 Havre de Grace Street series is now printed up as 8.25x11s and framed 11x14. I selected twenty-one of them (including a couple from At the Opera House) and was able to frame...

Flattening Roll-paper Prints

Monday, February 5, 2018

A simple trick using an empty paper roller. I had a couple things I wanted to include in this posting, but no new image – hey, it's early February in Maryland, and it's flu season, everyone's in hiding. So I posted a January iPhone shot of the $6000.00...

Cutting Down Aluminum Frames

Monday, January 15, 2018

This is a combination How-To and Review of the solution to a tricky problem. Over the years I have occasionally run into the issue of not having the right size aluminum frame for an image. All I would have to do is cut down existing frame lengths to...

Rogue Swan Portraits

Friday, January 5, 2018

While shooting the video of the Rogue Swan Christmas performance in December I grabbed my trusty Fuji and zoomed in for a few close-ups. The intro picture is April Burril, also known as Chain Saw Sally (hard to see that when she's singing sweet Christmas...

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