Save yourselves!

I remember when we used to have warm, balmy nights like the one in this picture above.  Back then, we had so much. Disclaimer: This is a silly post, written amidst a very long, gray, and unusually cold winter. I admit, the weather has put me in a bad place (read: overly dramatized, a bit hopeless,… Continue reading Save yourselves!

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Good light and bad weather

    The best light for outdoor landscape and architecture photography  happens just before sunrise. Despite temperatures of 5 degrees Fahrenheit this morning and gusty winds, I was rewarded for going out. We’ve had gray, overcast skies for quite awhile now, so when I saw the forecast for some sun, I wanted to make the most… Continue reading Good light and bad weather

Homeschooling, Photography, and Surviving the cold

Glossy frozen business district

The DIY photography class has gone viral (at least in our family). My daughters and I are all three doing a module that will end up being at least a few months long. Right now, we’re using Karl Taylor Photography’s Masterclass series. We basically sit and watch a segment of the training and then go… Continue reading Homeschooling, Photography, and Surviving the cold

The Hills are Alive…

If you see a guy walking around Cincinnati singing Edelweiss, that’d be me. My youngest daughter Xela is rehearsing for her part as Gretl in the upcoming production of The Sound of Music. It’s playing at The Carnegie in Covington soon. After sitting through 3 or 4 hours a night listening to the rehearsals, the songs… Continue reading The Hills are Alive…

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Our travel [un]plans

I’ve alluded to this in some previous posts – we’re getting ready to hit the road and travel for an indefinite period of time. By “we”, I mean me, my wife, and our two daughters, age 7 and 15. This is something we’ve been working toward for a long time. We all enjoy travel and… Continue reading Our travel [un]plans

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I just checked the weather. Monday (3 days hence), the high temp here in Cincinnati is forecast to be -1F/-18C. In Kuala Lumpur, where we’ll be headed soon, the same day is forecast at a high temp of 85F/ 29C.
I love Cincinnati, but I don’t love cold.

Nothing Ever Stays The Same.

I’m part of a group of friends that’s been together – more or less – for 30 years. We’re all very different people – different tastes, likes, etc. For some reason, it’s as if this group has been suspended in time. At one point, we all spent lots of time together, complete with parties, group… Continue reading Nothing Ever Stays The Same.

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DIY Photography class continues

Still getting the hang of the new RX100 (a Sony camera that packs pro-quality components into a compact point & shoot form factor). Here’s a macro shot I took today of a plant leaf from our apartment…