A social media shark made his first appearance yesterday on my Instagram: IKEA shark in its native habitat. #shark #sharks #toy #toys #stuffedanimal #yellow #bag #pillow #store #ikea #ikeashark #phonecamera #ipodtouch And then he popped up, in a different pose, on my personal Facebook in a shout out to his place of … Continue reading
An Amur (or Siberian) Tiger on a rainy summer day in the American Midwest. This guy spent most of the time we spent in the Rosebrough Tiger Passage (a deluxe and stimulating state of the art tiger habitat) napping in … Continue reading
Spent last Friday at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo photographing the denizens. So this week is Animal Week here at the blog, with lots of animal portraits, fun animal facts, and thoughts about animal characters in comics. (For photo geeks, all … Continue reading
Two Jacks-in-the-Pulpit* at different stages of development, side by side at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation last weekend. *Jack-in-the Pulpits? I am unsure of the correct plural, so I used the one I thought looked cooler. (For camera geeks: … Continue reading
What a difference a week makes, especially in the Midwest in the early spring. Just last Friday, I was trying to photograph the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. With a phone camera. From a moving car. In a blizzard. I will photograph … Continue reading
It happened again for the second year in a row. I was in Chicago (Illinois) for the Chicago Auto Show today, and I took this particular picture with my smartphone. It’s a perfectly conventional view of the Buick show stand, as … Continue reading
Do a lot of people just walk down the street with a spare 900 bucks burning holes in their pockets, see this display in a jewelry store window, and say to themselves “You know, what I really need today is … Continue reading
I photographed this man on a recent visit to the Field Museum. Do you recognize him? His deeply shadowed eyes are his distinguishing feature, and present a challenge to making his portrait. But he holds his pose very well. Who … Continue reading
Two portraits from the “China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors” exhibition at the Field Museum in Chicago. Ancient horse and ancient officer, from the Pentax and the 55mm f/1.4 and some pretty terrible spot lighting.
Who needs ten pounds of blueberries? Nobody. Unless you are making lots of pies. Can I come over to your house?