You probably know of Dorothea Lange's famous 1936 photograph "Migrant Mother" (aka Florence Owens Thompson), an icon of the Great Depression. Perhaps you don't know, as I didn't, just how much the photo was staged and later altered. Evan Puschak of the video series The Nerdwriter breaks down the photo's origin, the alterations (ghost thumb!), … Continue reading Making Migrant Mother
More photography here. And on my Instagram. Pretty cool frost patterns on my car window (I call this one “Frozen Fractals All Around"): A few shots of my building's backyard in the snow: Scraping off the car one morning, the snow shavings fell in a pattern that encircled the car. They contrasted well with the dark … Continue reading Recent Views
More photography here. A log in our building's backyard bonfire was pushing out smoke from both ends: This wasn't taken for Memorial Day but it might as well have been: I liked the color combination here, and not because I'm a Packers fan: This bookshelf and plant are no longer in this spot, so you're … Continue reading Recent Views
More photography here. One of the many things I love about fall and winter is sunrise happens later in the morning, thus allowing me to go for a run in the darkness of the morning without having to get up at WHAT o'clock. On a recent run I broke my rule about not taking pictures … Continue reading Recent Views
More photography here. Just for fun I've started turning videos I take into GIFs using Giphy's super easy GIF maker. This one was on a flight descending into Raleigh, North Carolina. The rain was streaking on the window like that for only about 10 seconds, so I'm glad I had my phone ready: The breeze … Continue reading Recent Views
This happens to me all the time: I hear about a book (or movie or album, but usually book) and find it at my library, then I read it and see mention of another book or figure, sending me off into that direction, where I find another book to read. And so on. I'll call … Continue reading Technically First
It's fall outside, of orange and red.
More photography here. Flying above Idaho, returning from Portland. I usually don't take pictures from airplanes, but I'm a sucker for mountains, especially ones as pretty as these. They sparkled: Chicago at sunset, as lonesome and resolute as the celestial orb overlooking it: William Fitzsimmons concert. I liked the natural quadrants that formed outward from the violinist, … Continue reading Recent Views