Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rule of Thirds


NOW what do you see?” – my brother-in-law, when I stopped to make this shot.

I saw
– those power poles, breaking the sky into three sections
– three ash trays
– three concrete steps
– three places with wooden lattice
– three lights on the building
– three tables
– and one trash can.

But I said, “Oh, I like that air conditioner.”

San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach
San Antonio, Texas
photographed 9.5.2015

A lot is going on but nothing is happening


Hotel room view.

San Antonio, Texas
photographed 9.5.2015

PhotoPlace Gallery

In the summer of 2014, I took a class from my very good friend Brett Erickson at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops; I struggled quite a bit during the week, and one morning was ready to put my cameras away forever because I was so frustrated. But, I’d already paid for the class, so I stuck it out. I’m frugal like that.

That evening, our plan was to shoot at a place near Abiquiu, New Mexico, but a huge thunderstorm thwarted those plans. The reasonable members of the class returned to Santa Fe. But Brett and four students decided the thing to do was to go higher into the mountains, and closer to the storm, so he could show us how to shoot lightning.

Safe, right? (Brett’s a lot taller than I am, so I figured…well, you know. Fortunately all of us returned safely to Santa Fe.)

Anyway, I just found out that my favorite lightning image from that wonderful night of shooting was accepted into the online gallery for PhotoPlace Gallery’s Landscape: Earth and Sky show. You can see it the entire show here.

And you can see my image here:


I must be confused


What’s going on here? Color? People?

(This shot is brought to you to satisfy my brother-in-law, who thinks that photographs lacking color and people are, well, lacking.)

San Antonio Central Library
San Antonio, Texas
photographed 9.5.2015



The part of the River Walk that’s known as the Museum Reach has art installations at every bridge crossing; the most famous is the one called F.I.S.H., buy Donald Lipski, which is installed on the underside of the Interstate 35 overpass. These fiberglass fish are replicas of native long-eared sunfish.

San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach
San Antonio, Texas
photographed 9.6.2015

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