Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Great Egret Goes Fishing

Making Waves
This late in the season, the Great Egret is still hanging out at Stricker's Pond and taking its meals there.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

I stayed in the neighborhood to photograph the eclipse

Blood Moon
Lunar eclipse over Wingra Park, Madison. I used a very useful app called The Photographer's Ephemeris to plot the sightlines for the lunar eclipse early this morning. I found a perfect place to photograph it across the lake from Monona, from where it would have appeared to hang blood red over the downtown Madison skyline. But that would have involved driving across town and finding an unfamiliar street with my GPS in the predawn hours when I would be half-awake. In the end, I opted to shoot it in my neighborhood instead.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014


That time of year -- iPhone, Military Ridge Trail between Verona and Riley, WI.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Five Photographs of a Banana in Seach of a Theme

Five Photographs of a Banana in Search of a Theme This made perfect sense to me once. It started out as a high concept illustration years ago. Trouble is, I no longer remember what the concept was. Now it's just five photographs of a banana in search of a theme.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Kodak: When Giants Fall They First Go Bonkers

Kodak played a major role in developing digital photography, but like Xerox before it with the personal computer, they had no idea how to bring it to market as a consumer product (mainly because they were concerned about cannibalizing film sales). By 2006 they were thinking about playing catch-up, but it was already too late. That's when they made this batshit crazy promotional video to show at sales meetings and other corporate gatherings. It's hilarious in a funny-sad benefit-of-hindsight sort of way.

Great Egret on the Prowl

Great Egret Still at Stricker's Pond yesterday. Wonder how long it will stay around.