Monday, April 26, 2010

Bose in his throne

Bose making himself comfortable

This photo marks my first experiment with simulated cross processing (defined at wikipedia as "the procedure of deliberately processing photographic film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film").

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Crazy skies

We had intense storms yesterday in St. Louis, with tornado sirens sounding for about an hour or so. After the storms passed, there was a brief period of intense sunlight and huge, puffy clouds. I took the following shots using different lenses on my Hipstamatic camera -- and got dramatically different results:

Blue sky
Red sky

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My most interesting photos

Illuminated Japanese Maple

I'm proud to show off what Flickr thinks are my most interesting photos. There is an algorithm that Flickr uses, and while the details of the algorithm aren't published, it has something to do with the number of people who have clicked to see a photo larger, commented on a photo, marked a photo as a "favorite," added a photo to a gallery that they manage -- and more things, such as how people stumble upon a given photo.

In any regard, here are my most interesting photos, updated each day by Flickr. And the photo shown above, taken in the last month, is the #1 most interesting photo of mine according to Flickr.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


A couple of recent self-portraits. The first was from a few weeks ago, right after having gotten caught in a downpour during a dog walk with Sara in The Loop. The rain stopped and the sun came out. Reflections in the puddles were stunning! The sun was also shining in the second photo, taken last Saturday, with Oliver joining me in my self-portrait.

Oliver and me

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hip birthday party

My nephew Willie's 10th birthday party was Sunday, and I had fun taking photos -- using the Hipstamatic camera app on my iPhone. I also took some photos with my Nikon D40, but relatively speaking, they weren't nearly as interesting!

Below are a few of the Hipstamatic party pics, and here are links to the whole set and to all of my Hipstamatic prints.

Getting ready to make a wish
Happy Birthday, Will!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Happy iPad Day

I'm at the Apple Store right now, typing this on an iPad. And all I can say is that Newsweek definitely gets it right!

Happy iPad Day

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Warmth and spring color

It was a beautiful day in St. Louis on this Thursday before Easter, with a high around 88! Late this afternoon, the dogs and I walked over to a nearby park where I took the following photos of some spring color (using the Hipstamatic camera app on the iPhone):

Cluster of beauty