Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Light Tight Box

My camera is slowly dying. As I make exposures I get an error message, the shutter makes an odd sound. After doing some research on the internet, I found that the problem is supposed to be the contacts from the lens to the body of the camera. I have cleaned the contacts in the past but the symptoms always reoccour.
This problem  has happened at the most inoppourtune times. I bought the camera back in 2004. Five years is a long time for a digital camera to last. I believe, I have even made mention of its fits this in earlier posts.

A nod to the gods?

Yeah, to the gods. That he is fallible. That perfection is unobtainable. And now the wait begins shifting the exposure dial back to the left, pulled by the powers inside the earth. It's alive, this image! A living sculpture and down through contact, always down, striking the shutter gently but, with character. A tuning fork goes off in your heart. Such a pure feeling is the well-exposed image.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lucky Lease

When we came to Stevens Point to look for housing, we thought we had hit a brick wall. Somehow we landed in this rental just out of town. We love it.

Road Trip

This summer Melissa and I got the opportunity to go to Door county on the Wisconsin Peninsula. Our plan was simple, just to meander and see where the road went. We will return.

Campfires and Katydids

Little Grassy Lake, Jackson county, Illinois.

Someday I will get off this planet and fight the evil empire.

New Old Pictures

This summer while visiting with my mother she shared with me more photos of our family.  My Mother  had recieved some pictures from her niece that we had never seen before. After looking at them I took them with me our new home to scan and turn into digital files and then returned them. 

This is my Uncle Chuck. The picture looks to be from the Korean War. I don't know who took the picture but it is spot on.  Very captivating. More to come.

The River and Backwater Delta Land

The Mississippi river at Columbus, Kentucky.

I had seen this field as we drove through Kentucky. I am glad I stopped on my way back through a couple of days later.


A lot of miles have been put on this year. Moving and visiting family with only the bare minimum plus our two kittys. Toll roads, vending machines, rest areas, gas stations, burnt diesel, interchanges, campsites, lakes, fishing licenses, nightcrawlers, campfires ,primitive toilets ,catfish, bobbers,road construction, rainy night glare, crickets,  lawn chairs, camera equipment, roadside belt repair,coolers, 13 states...