Posted on August 15, 2015
For my digital editing I use Lightroom 5. It is an Adobe product designed for photo editing (unlike the more expensive Photoshop which is designed more for graphic design). I rarely do more than very mild adjustments. Even in strong adjustments, I probably don’t use more than 50% of Lightroom’s capabilities. I thought you might be interested in seeing some of what can be done with digital photos.
Posted on July 23, 2015
Much like my previous post on barnwood, I also find a beauty in the aging process of metal. These images are from outside of the Beach Bar, a local hangout for nearly 70 years. For me, the blending of oranges, reds, and purples that make up rust become an abstract work of art unlike anything man can make. Enjoy rust.
Posted on June 21, 2014
These photos of various fasteners come from a one-day shoot last week. For people, buttons, zippers, and Velcro are important. For buildings it is more about cement, bolts, welds, and nails. The images below look at some rather beautiful fasteners. I welcome your thoughts, critiques, and musings.
Posted on June 12, 2014
The word “rust” usually brings to mind images of corrosion, decay, and demise. All true, but in all that there is a beauty of purples, oranges, and reds that seems to catch my eye. All these images are from an old storage and loading building for train transport. Captions tell a little bit of this rusty story. As always your thoughts, critiques, and responses are invited.
Posted on November 22, 2013
Despite the rather gloomy title, I find a real beauty in these reminders from nature of the transient reality of everything . . . whether created or man made. The chemical oxidation of metal produces rust that is often rich with reds and oranges as in the railing on a footbridge and the extra character added to a mailbox.
Posted on August 16, 2013
In boxing a roundhouse is a big punch. Jackson’s former economic big punch was its railroads. There is a good article about Jackson’s rail history (with pictures) by my friend Ken Wyatt at
Add rail.html to the above link. Word press doesn’t like long URLs.
Pat and I went with the intention of trying to see if anything remained of the Jackson roundhouse where her grandfather had worked. We were able to find some remains of the roundhouse; the circular foundation and tracks leading out. To our delight we also were able to see much more. The surrounding warehouses are still in use (mostly by trucking companies) and many of the tracks still haul freight. There was an intrinsic beauty in both the history of the ground we walked on as well as the beauty that remains in the aging infrastructure. These are just a few of yesterday’s shots; more later (Do notice the windshield wipers on the side window of the blue caboose!)