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Confronted with one of those people who, even though the camera obviously likes them, believe firmly that they are not photogenic and do their darndest to sabotage any pictures. I kept at it, telling the young lady that she probably couldn’t look bad...

Rain, Rainbows and Sun

…plus a new exhibit print, site updates and a big deal for Fuji RAW conversion. To be frank I don't really know what I'm going to do with this one. It's a B&W iPhone shot – will stand up to a 12x16 image, where it's most effective. Nan likes it – not...

A Big Giant Raspberry

Again the Question comes up – why B&W. This is a short rant in response  to recent "advice" that I might want to work-up for sale some "color" images from my thousands of Easter Island exposures At the same time a good friend and really fine photographer...

Jet Blaq and Red Alert

As I mentioned in the last posting, on First Fridays in Havre de Grace, there are one or two bands on every block. By far our favorite to stop and watch as much as listen to is Red Alert – sponsored by Joseph’s Department Store (a very old fashioned,...

First First Friday of the Year

First Fridays in Havre de Grace can be a lot of fun, and hold numerous opportunities to shoot. It had poured rain here for two days, ending just a couple of hours before 5 when things come alive on the streets. It remained a little cloudy, but nary...


In the process of converting my folios to the new system, I finally came to the Portrait section, and this shot of Nan from 1978. I can’t believe I’ve never made it the subject of a posting. It’s my absolute favorite – I’ve kept a darkroom-printed copy...

Children Swimming Hanga Roa O Tai II

Plus:  Island folio conversion finished – includes this additional Image, by request. Even though I have thousands of exposures I was thinking that 150 B&W images was enough. But this one isn't "my" fault. Nan was looking over my shoulder and jumped...

Morning Havre de Grace Railroad Bridge

And Folio Image Updates Update • Camera Notes – I just had to see what my new toy could do. This is a hand-held shot at F22, in poor light. Darned if it didn't work. And I get an easy 18x24 image from it, whew. If it comes across a little muted here...

First Warm Day in March Stroll into Town

Took another crack at this “Street” type stuff, roaming around looking to see what I can aim the camera at – not the way I’m used to working but I’m getting a little used to it. Walked down the shore first – saw these guys fishing under the RR bridge....

First of the New Folio Pages Done – Check it Out

I've began updating my Folio image pages from the plain format I was forced to set up a decade ago – and kept up simply because I was too busy to tackle the job of upgrading – to something much more up to date and effective. It will be slow going though...

First Fridays Flashbacks

As I await my next foray into the streets of Havre de Grace, work diligently at making the new camera an intuitive extension of self, change my shooting perspective to match my new subject matter, scan event calendars, etc. I thought I'd review any...

It Rained on Our Parade

I hate it when the weather prediction is spot-on! Havre de Grace likes to hold its own Mardi Gras Parade. Never could figure out why – how often is it good weather the last Tuesday in February? Well, this year was no exception. The weather forecast...

Updating Nan's Painting Web Site

…and a new slide show on the RiverView Gallery site. I try to update the RiverView Gallery web site every few months with a new slide show. The site is my contribution – usually that amounts to posting the Saturday sitting schedule. I took advantage...

If I Didn't Already Know the Year and Season…

First of all this is 2017, not the sixties. Second, it's over 70 degrees in mid February in Havre de Grace – just two of the many ways the world seems turned on its head right now. We were delivering some new pieces to the Gallery and saw this scene...

Moon over Maunga Tea Tea 2

Naturally as I was working up the newer versions of the Catalog and Book PDF files I found one I missed posting here. Oops. Nan likes this and wanted it included. We were setting out for a long, grueling day on Poike. I stopped and braced the camera...


Grabbing that peak-of-the-moment action shot, at night, on a stage sporatically lit with shifting color lights, is quite a challenge. This one tells a story that I feel is needed – it's a Tapati Rapanui 2007 reenactment of the Birdman cult contest where...

Island Flower and Bee

…for lack of anything else to call it. I shot this with my iPhone as a TIFF. It was windy and I wasn't sure I got it, even after a few tries. In the end two were sharp – surprisingly sharp. I used the other good exposure in a posting from the Island...

Rano Raraku Vaka Ama Race

The first leg of the Tapati Rapanui "triathlon" is rowing a reed canoe that one has made oneself across the lake in Rano Raraku, a volcanic crater. If that isn't tiring enough, each contestant will then hang 44 pounds of bananas around his neck and...

Home-made Mat Cutting System

Inexpensive, easy, convenient –  There are a couple of reasons to go this route: money – good mat cutters are expensive, especially if you don’t really need to use one all that often; and simplicity – my reason. I have never appreciated the fine craft...


…and a new RAW conversion app that ROCKS. Holidays and our trek around the country to visit our kids is over - so I'm back to my "final" review of the Rapanui images for printing. Again, this last trip, while rough in some ways, somehow gave me a revitalized...



2006 thru 2016


Easter Island Project


2006 thru 2016


Easter Island Project