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A little boy lost in an imaginary adventure with his Lego hero. (click image to enlarge)

Men in conversation often sit with their hands on their knees…at least, in this part of the world. (click image to enlarge)

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Watching my favorite photographer bird watch from his back porch. (click photo to enlarge)

It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul.  If that is true, the hands are the windows of history.  It is the hands that tell us where we’ve been and who we are, I think. (click photo to enlarge)

Gargoyle I suspect it’s characteristic of amateur photographers to experiment with the built-in features of whatever simple graphics program they’re using.  I was no different.  When I first started to photograph objects in the garden, I saw the old gargoyle sitting there with the leaves of a bush on his shoulder.  I snapped him and played with the image in my limited way.  I still smile when I see this one.  After… Read More

Decay: An aging pilot boat awaits for a much-needed replacement This is one of the photos from Shutterbug’s series on Nauru.  He is a phenomenal photographer, of course.  That isn’t why I posted this photograph.  What interests me about these photographs and this one in particular is the tone.  It isn’t simply “sepia”.  It’s a “post-sepia” tone that’s golden…the boat itself resembling a bas relief sculpture in gold.   Intriguing effect. http://travellingartist.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/nauru-boat-scenes/

Modern Bedouin

This photograph reminds me of the sect of Arab Bedouin men from photographs of life in the desert. I have an etching by the Australian printmaker, Stewart E.Wade, “Bedouin Mendicant” (1921) who looks very much like this man.