Saturday, May 05, 2012

Supermoon Over Madison

Supermoon Over Madison
Using that invaluable tool The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) -- free for the desktop, paid app for iOS and Android mobile devices, the difference having to do with map licensing -- I lined up my shot early and was ready with my camera and tripod for the Supermoon to rise over the Madison isthmus. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. It was so cloudy that I had to use my Full Spectrum X-ray Vision Photoshop plugin to see through the clouds, and this is what I saw. Or thought I saw.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The changing colors of a rainy afternoon in May

Spring Downpour Spring Downpour Continued After the Rain
Short, but very intense, thunderstorms moved through this afternoon. One moment it looked as if the whole world were about to be washed away. Next minute the sun was back out. May in Wisconsin.

Blue winged teal lost in a watery world straight out of a painting by Monet

Blue Winged Teal Lost in the Watery World of a Painting by Monet Tiedeman's Pond, Middleton.

Monday, April 30, 2012

What's wrong with this picture?

What's Wrong with This Picture?

"I'm turning 18 in the year 2012. I'll have less rights than my mother did in 1978."

United Against the War on Women rally at the Capitol Saturday.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
More low-hanging fruit -- or are they leaves? -- from Sequoya Library's Poetree, in honor of Poetry Month, which ends today. Invictus, by William Ernest Henley, another one of those grand old spirit-risers from the 19th Century that everyone used to memorize.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bikes in the Rain at Trader Joe's

Bikes in the Rain at Trader Joe's
Rainy light + iPhone = photographer's delight. Makes a parking space at the store a studio.

Déjà vu all over again

I Thought We Had Resolved This Shit in the Seventies
United Against the War on Women Rally, Madison.

The future looks bright, but we have to stand up and make it happen

The Future Looks Bright, but We Have to Stand Up and Make It Happen
"Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!" Hope and determination brightened a dark, gray and rainy day at the United Against the War on Women rally.