Leaping Fawn

A young deer leaps into the underbrush in this image. I don’t normally post photos I consider a bust, but every time I look at this I like it a little more. While I’m not a fan of images with blur added by camera movement, in this case, it works well with the young deer […]

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Complete with glass robot Christmas tree ornaments.

What is it?

What Is It?

Today’s photo is obviously a little more abstract. Some sort of alien antenna? Nebulous growth under a microscope? Malformed unicorn horn? What do YOU think it is?

Bulldozer Treads

bulldozer treads

I combed the archives for today’s photo. Regular readers might recognize this from my post on Labor Day, where I showed a slightly different view. This image is available for purchase via Getty Images; click here to view the J. Ronald Lee collection.

Getting Drilled

Bowling Ball and Drill Bits

Want to bowl a perfect 300? You should probably start with a good bowling ball. This is a nice starter ball – getting prepped at Striker’s East, where the pro shop has limited hours, but an incredibly friendly staff and reasonable prices. If you’re going to buy a ball, find a local pro-shop and buy […]

November Fungus


We went walking in the woods this weekend, and I brought my camera along. Luckly, I brought my flash, too. In this shot, I held it in my left hand as far away from me as possible when I took the picture, and set the camera to underexpose the image slightly. I like the way […]



How to levitate dice, in 58 easy steps. 1 to 57: Have your assistant gently throw the dice in the air, snap photo, fail. Step 58: Same as steps 1-57, but omit the fail. Sometimes persistence is what gets you the shot you want. This is one of those times. Technical photo details: 1/200 second […]



I snapped this photo of stenciled letters off of a passenger car on a vintage steam locomotive train. I’m not sure what significance the letters are supposed to have, but I thought they made for a nice image. …and since it’s been a week since I took a photo, I dug through my archives to […]

Flowers and Bees In Flight

I took a few shots of bees buzzing around some flowers this summer on a trip to Virginia, and for some reason, haven’t posted them yet. Here are a couple photos that I thought turned out well. My tips for taking photos of flying insects? Take lots and lots of pictures Use a smaller aperture, […]

Ebony and Ivory

computer keys

Side by side in perfect harmony… or something like that. Okay, I admit it – this photo is a bit of a throw-away… but I’ve been hanging on to these jars full of black and white computer keys forever, and I’m not sure what else to do with them… so it’s time to get rid […]