Thursday, June 30, 2011


This is brain coral from my classroom. As I set it up, it looked much like an alien landscape. To visit the wonderful world of photography, zoom over to our out of this world host, Dragonstar, at

By the way, I got the title from the 1956 sci-fi movie Forbidden Planet, still a classic worth viewing for all you die hard sci-fi fans. Thanks for visiting. David/ :-)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


This is our family cat, Pepper, held by wife Melanie. I caught him at just the right moment before he jumped to the floor.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011


  This giant wall and roof  had all the right elements for a nice shot in our museum district. The fine foliage textures juxtaposed with the solid wall; the dark to light to dark elements; the sun rays all moving towards my son, Alex, and his friend are reasons to add this photo to this week's Weekend in Black & White. Plus, it's Father's Day so I thought it would be nice to include one of my two sons in a picture.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011


Painters of long ago had such a fascination with painting tables filled with food. After my best friend's 30th wedding anniversary, I was drawn to this table next to the window. The diffused lighting made the whole scene almost surreal. It's more about the shapes than what makes up the shapes.
And don't worry...they bagged up all these grilled veggies and took them home afterwards with nothing wasted.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

M.C. Escher Reflections

I was inspired by a little book filled with M.C. Escher (1898-1972) woodcuts. He loved to play with perspective much to the delight of his viewers. This photo is unremarkable until turned upside-down. Then it becomes a visual pun as the trees appear to go up a hill. Study the photo for awhile and you'll see what I mean....the reflection is on the top.  Hope you like it.
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Here's the book jacket. It's a small pocket-sized book with lithographs & woodcuts.