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Steller’s jay

Last summer, in the backyard, peanuts as a lure.            

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Fall, really.

Hello. It’s been a while because there was a big move of hearth and cattage to a far away place that I’d only dreamed of. Washington! That would be the state. For the first few months of living here, every road sign with this distinctive silhouette of the man himself had me breaking into song. […]

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Xinchang Guzhen…

After recently watching the movie Lust, Caution a request for pictures of Xinchang was made of me. See, parts of the movie were filmed there and I’d forgotten about that and had also forgotten that I took some pictures there way back in 2009. I take a lot of pictures. Anyway, a few snapshots of […]

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I’ve been playing around with composing images on a flatbed scanner for a while now and little did I know there’s a name for that – Scanography! It took some time to find a way to make it mine, but I’m pleased with these results. I added a homemade filter on top of the glass […]

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Palladium portrait…

Eyeball portrait of my dear, taken on a Hasselblad with B&W film. I scanned the neg and made a palladium print with a digital negative. The print is much better in person, my scanner was intent on enhancement of paper grain and adding blotches!  

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Travels in Washington & Oregon…

A while back, when it still meant certain death to be in the Texas sun for more than a few seconds, I visited the Pacific Northwest. It was lovely. The weather, the trees, the food, the people.  I’m hoping for a winter visit to get my chilly beach walks and tea drinking on, but would […]

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While we were in the mountains, my niece found these bug-chewed leaves in the woods and gifted me a stack of them. I thought they were amazing, flattened them in a book and then later, took some macro shots of them. These prints were made with contact negatives from the original digital shots, I then […]

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Green, lovely green…

Back from Appalachia, it was green, it was mistly and I got rained on a bit. Tried to bring back some desperately needed rain for Texas. That did not work, sadly. All shots were taken on a Hasselblad 201f with slide film.                          

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In honor and excitement of upcoming trip to heart’s home, old photos of same.  Valle Crucis, Blue Ridge Pwky., etc… some are slide film on a Holga, some digital.          

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Sleeping, dreaming…

It’s been a hot and dry summer. My skin and temperament were not designed for all sun, all the time and so much of it has been spent indoors. Reading and watching movies, but some playing with tiny blue LEDs and plastic wrap. What, plastic wrap is a time-honored photography tradition. Good news for Fall […]

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