Thursday, August 30, 2007


Due to my oversight on posting yesterday, I have decided to include two today. The two I choose both have sun flairs on them. I do not have a flair filter on my camera, rather I just noticed this tendency by mistake. I have grown to really enjoy using the sun as an addition to many of my shots. It seems to add something special, magical about a scene. Though I think I could reduce the effect if I took better care of my lens.
- jon

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


My guess is that this is a valid warning sign. Though I found out later that this still only qualifies as medium voltage. Good grief.
- jon

Monday, August 27, 2007


Chasing butterflies turns out to be good fun. When it works out of course. I seem to run across more moths than butterflies, which I really haven't figure out the true difference between them. Taken in a patch of wildflowers in a boat graveyard, I was happy to chase this one for a good fifteen minutes.

- jon

Friday, August 24, 2007


A friend saw this shot and asked where the picture was taken. I thought this was great. He passes by this building on several occasions a week, and never took note. I suppose sharing the style of a building to someone who missed it is something to be proud of.

- jon

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


A piece of sculpture is as about as abstract as I get for photography. I work on it occasionally but normally come out with out of place shots instead of anything beautiful.
- jon

Monday, August 20, 2007


It is enjoyable to think of black and white shots as a fallback. I must say that color can be a little much and the simplicity of black and white is very appealing. Focusing on composition and contrast is much easier for me than searching for 'wow' colors.
- jon

Sunday, August 19, 2007


The windswept grass, the continental divide in the background and Earl looking for his golfball 15 yards from the tee box. Classic

Friday, August 17, 2007


I like flowers. There detail and color are so astounding. Every one seems to draw my attention. And many have hidden beauty still. It's rather odd for a boy to make that his main subject, but part of it is that it seems easy. Pictures of pretty things, pretty easy.
- jon

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Drunk Bunny

My favorite part is that I did not set this up. This was outside my old apartment building as I waited for the bus. In fact I rushed back inside to grab my camera before the bus came. For whatever reason I get a tremendous kick out of this shot. Something about Bugs Bunny as an indigent drunk in my neighborhood was too much.

- jon

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


This picture survived as my mother's and my desktop background for over a year combined. Something about it lends itself to a background. A sort of subtler muted beauty that doesn't fade over time. Well I hope you agree.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


More like cool as in cold. One of my many shots out of a car window this reminds me of cool winters looking out at Colorado ranch country.


Monday, August 13, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Objects standing in contrast to there surroundings make my job easy. This abandoned shack was taken in Tabernash, Colorado. Interestingly it is most certainly not in the middle of nowhere. It is across the street from my brother's landscaping shop and the hills in the background our covered in 'McMansions'. Of course, I would like you to imagine this is some exotic mysterious location hidden in the mountains. So go ahead and do that.
- jon

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Though I realize I am not the greatest writer, I do appreciate those who read my little captions. Watching a snow cat climb a hill in a wet snowstorm is beautiful and scerene. The lifts above were empty and the snow dampened the sound. It was special to have it so quiet in a busy spot.


Friday, August 10, 2007

Curbside Weeds

This particular flower is a curbside weed in the city. I passed by it several times before I took a shot. After I noticed that the stamin of this particular flower had an almost irridescent blue glow that stuck with me.