Hot Walk Around

It was so hot today that every time I went outside I felt like I was going to just pass out. The humidity has been so super high this summer that it just feels suffocating. I decided before dinner I was going to get off my butt and go for a walk, and I made…

Last Breath of Summer from a Beach in Gulf Shores

Busyness has many enemies, but to me, one of the greatest causalities of busyness is the loss of creativity. When life turns into a checklist of task items the thing that loses out, at least in my life, is always the creativity of reading, writing, photography, poetry, contemplation, prayer, games, music, and so on. Many…

Photographic Week in Review of Outtakes :: Saturday Summary

I started thinking about all the photos I take during the week that never see the light of day. They could be photos on my phone or when I haul around my DSLR (which is most places right now until I find a suitable replacement for everyday stuff like the x100), but most get archived…

Southern Drought No News Wants to Cover :: Friday Feet

We have been in this drought for some time now, it seems like years, because it has been. For about the last 5 years or so we just have not had any steady rain at all. The best evidence of the drought, at least on our property, is our pond. This is basically a 2…

Summer in Opelika Leads me to Shoot the Church in Black and White

I finally put together everything to get a print actually hung on my wall. Amazing what a process that has become. I'm so use to posting and shooting digital that it just felt like quite a task, and took 4 years if you count when I purchased the frames, or 2 months if you count…

Photos of the 4th of July Fireworks in Auburn

Yes, I know I'm a little late with the fireworks pics but oh well. The fireworks in Auburn were good as always, the only thing that just kills me every year is they don't go high enough in the sky to get up over the power lines, and I have tried different locations every year.…

A Nasty Tomato Hornworm Caterpillar Closeup

This is just about as perfect a photo of the day as I can get for summer in the south. These nasty things attack our tomato plants every year and they look so much like the plant leaves they are almost impossible to see. The only part you see is the evidence they were there…

Rolling Summer Thunderstorms and Dramatic Clouds in the South

It seems like these storms have been way to far and few between the past few years, but at least we are getting a small amount of rain. This thunderhead rolled by yesterday afternoon about 2pm and today it's the photo of the day. Down here you see these nice little points developing in the…

A Midnight Summer’s Dream in the Night Sky

Ok, well it's not Shakespeare but it is just about that time of year when the days are really long and the nights are clear and hot. Sometimes it's hard to find new and fresh images when your routine seems to stay the same, but there is always a lot more to creation than meets…

Late Evening Thunderstorm and Some Lightning Photos

Last night just around midnight we finally had a thunderstorm go through our property. Feels like the first one that has come across our house this year, but it brought some nice lightning with it, for a very short time period. I took these shots right out my office window. I rendered the one image…