About the photographs: the “Picture “ Part.

All photographs used are my mine and are covered by copyright. Please do not copy or distribute without permission.

The photograph used in each post is meant to illuminate rather than illustrate. For example, the post entitled “Disrespect” discusses Common Eider ducks but the photo used in that post, a shot of the same local flock of Eiders, was taken in the winter while the writing relates a summer incident.

What looks like fog in the photograph is actually steam rising from the warmer-than-the-air water. It is called “sea smoke” and it occurs only on the bitterest of cold days, the days when no one would want to be walking on those rocks.

October 12, 2018

I am particularly attracted to Irony. The posts for October 5th and October 12th are prime examples of this. Irony provides great opportunity for us to laugh at ourselves, or grimace, or do both at the same time. I can promise you more irony in these pages. I struggle with the love of detail and also larger context in photography and it will be clear here that I come down in favor of both. Irony? Hypocrisy? I only know the truth of holding oppositional viewpoints at the same time. I am at a loss when it comes to defending this trait.

October 19, 2018.

The photo used in this post is basically a grainy mess. It was taken with my iPhone, so handy unlike the Nikon’s bulk, but the iPhone’s camera has difficulty reading intensely saturated and/or slanted light. It was designed, I think, as a people picture taker or a recorder of who-what-when documentation. Still, I used this photo in this post anyway because it captured the bluegreen feel of the not-usual Fall palette.


April 5, 2019.

From my photo archives. I took this shot in 2012 in Grand Isle, Vermont. I am hoping that farm family has continued such a magnificent level of maintenance.