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My Top 20

This is an attempt to pare my favorite photographs down to a manageable number. All of these photographs were taken by Gary Allman – that would be me :)

Smoke, No Mirrors – Reprise

One of the very first photographs I took when I bought my first digital camera. I’ve always liked this image, but it has always produced a ‘meh’ response from others. That was probably because while I could visualize the original… Continue Reading →

Big Fish – Thursday November 17

Lanie had an ensemble role in this year’s school musical – Big Fish. She had seven costumes and 14 costume changes, including appearing three times as a mermaid. I admit I’ve not tried to spot/count all the costumes and their… Continue Reading →

A Carpet of Fall Leaves

I really like the full frame version of this image, but I love how this close-in crop brings out what I call a ‘painterly rendering’ from the camera. It is a completely different camera and sensor, but it manages to… Continue Reading →

Font and Flag

Sometimes while I’m working I spot a picture that I want to take for myself, this is the second of the two pictures I took while documenting the area confirmation service at St. James’ here in Springfield. I was taking… Continue Reading →

Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City

I popped out of the diocesan office in Kansas City for a meeting and found myself in a pastiche of Sydney, Australia. Despite the 25°F temperature I had to stop and take a picture, the light and colors were just… Continue Reading →

Twilight Swimmers

Vacation Day 20 – Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

Hiking the Silver Trail at Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area

Hiking the silver trail at Busiek. The Silver trail loops here – whichever way you go you’re going to end up climbing and descending the 300′ hill in the distance.

Crighton Access

Today looked like being the last nice day for a while so we took Lanie out fishing on the James River.

Little Sac River, near Willard, Missouri

You can read about today here.

Bluffs on the Meramec River at Meramec State Park, Missouri

I love my little Fuji Finepix F30 compact, it produces such ‘painterly’ pictures.

A brief visit to the workshop (365:043)

Today the sun shone and the temperatures began to rise. Last night we stayed up late watching Dogma and enjoying a beer. Which was a bit foolish as we had to be up early for Alek, who took his ACT… Continue Reading →

Sunset – Cedar Ridge, Stockton Lake, Missouri (#2)

Tom took me night fishing on Stockton Lake, and despite a slow start we managed to catch some nice fish. The sunset over the lake was absolutely stunning. Photograph #2.

Sunrise on Table Rock Lake

We were up early and ventured down to the lakeside to see the sunrise. Fortunately the water was still very warm as I had to wade in up to my waist to get this picture of two fishermen who were… Continue Reading →

Ginger and Tubby

Our resident Cat lady and Tubby, one of our four cats.

Stretch (365:122)

It is about time the blanket box made a re-appearance, though it is not actually visible in the picture. The question is: am I inventive enough to keep the blanket box pictures going for a whole week?

State Street, Chicago

One of my all-time favorite pictures.


I spotted this picture while waiting for a train. I (correctly) judged I’d have just enough time to run over and get the picture before the train arrived.

Panoramic Sunset – South Parade, Southsea UK

A spectacular sunset and South Parade Pier, Southsea I’ve been going back looking for pictures I’ve accidentally missed. This is one of them, a fantastic panoramic view of a sunset and South Parade Pier in Southsea. I remember the evening… Continue Reading →

Modesty (365:108)

Waking Up (365: 29)

In the summer I sleep in the garden; I don’t rough it; I have a sofa bed, which stays indoors over winter while the air is damp. In October I vowed to spend one night a month sleeping out and… Continue Reading →

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