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My favorite pictures and posts. The pictures, people and events that are special to me.

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2. Artist: Evan Penny. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. [3 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (black and white)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (black and white) [6 pictures]

Chihuly – In the Gallery + In the Forest

Photographs of the Dale Chihuly Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art [17 pictures].

Crystal Bridges Restaurant – ‘Eleven’

We chose to visit on a record breaking day for the museum. I think that helped with these pictures taken in the restaurant. [8 pictures]

Wall Drawing #880: Loopy Doopy

Yes, the colors really are that bright. Artist: Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. [4 pictures]

Twentieth-Century Art

Unfortunately this gallery was closed. It made up for it by making a great picture though.

The Bubble

I couldn’t get the camera to brace for a long exposure in portrait orientation (I’ve since worked out I need to rotate it until the eyepiece is against the wall / corner, which is a bit awkward to use). So… Continue Reading →

Sappho – Alone in the crowd

Art galleries and museums are often dimly lit places. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is no different, and working in the dark provides challenges and rewards. I came to Crystal Bridges hoping to be inspired, I was. I wanted… Continue Reading →

Late Night Self Portrait

I’ve not taken a self portrait in a while – so it is time to redress that situation.

Paper Napkins

Earlier today the light on the kitchen table caught my eye, and I wanted to take a picture but was too busy. Fortunately the sky has been heavily overcast all day, when I stopped for lunch it was still looking… Continue Reading →

Function vs Form (II)

Function vs Form – Knives. When I first wrote a few thoughts about Function vs Form I used my lighters as an example. This time I’ve been pondering over the knives I’ve been using for the past 30-odd years. I… Continue Reading →

Armadillo Belt Buckle

During our Fathers’ Day weekend visit to Jim and Carol’s, Jim asked me if I wanted a belt with an armadillo Buckle. well, actually I’m pretty sure he said arma-dildo but we’ll gloss over that. Much to my surprise the… Continue Reading →

Poking Around in Jim’s Workshop

A little bit of black and white workshop photography. I love visiting Jim’s workshop, there’s always some new project going on and lots of things to see. [3 pictures]

Jim’s Pickup – Color

The prints have been delivered (July 2017) and I can share the color versions of the pictures I took of Jim’s pickup. [7 Pictures]

Jim’s Pickup – Black and white

Jim’s short wheelbase, 400″ block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup, just back from the shop after a new paint job. [8 pictures]

Flower Frog

I had not heard of the term ‘Flower frog’ until a few weeks ago when one was suggested by Ginger as a good way to store / hold / display fountain pens, whereas normally a flower frog holds the stems… Continue Reading →

Hibiscus – Color

And the same picture in color … When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got… Continue Reading →

Hibiscus – Black and White

When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got the sunlight in the background behind the… Continue Reading →

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm

Taken for no particular reason except I wanted to take a picture and didn’t have anything else to hand that would fit on my desk that was vaguely photogenic. If you’ve visited this page expecting to find more information on… Continue Reading →

Leather Writing & Work Surface

For a long time now I’ve been using a piece of 16″ x 20″ black card on my desk as a rest and writing surface. It has begun to look a little the worse for wear, with water stains, cat… Continue Reading →

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