Unfortunately the weather is getting cold and darkness is falling earlier.  It saddens me that the golf season is over for me as I can’t fit nine holes in before dark.  I’ll have to make a run to a few driving ranges before winter sets in.

I’ve always enjoyed taking photos of items that are off-center, completely in focus, and everything else around them is not.  I’m not exactly sure what it is about that method but to me it just looks good.  Especially when the colors are so vibrant!

Canon EOS 550D
F/4 – 18mm
1/125sec - ISO/100

Rusted clover

This is part of a series of photos I took of an especially large and colorful set of purple clover.  What was nice is they were growing right through a rusted chain-link fence.  The contrast was between the beautiful plant life and the rusted remnant of man’s desire to section off land was staggering.  I hate chain-link fences.

Canon EOS 550D
F/5.6 – 55mm
1/100sec - ISO/500


Back in the summer of 2004 I took an art class which had a field trip to Griffy Reservoir.  The whole point was to find shadows that we could use in a 2D graphic.  This was the method that the instructor used to transfer a 3D object into the 2D space.  It made sense and allowed you to explore different facets of the shape before deciding on a specific aspect.  That class turned out to be one of the best FINA classes I ever took…come to think of it, one of the most memorable classes I ever took.

Sony DSC-P72
F/5.6 – 6mm
1/100sec - ISO/400


I decided to break into some of my older photos.  This one was taken circa 2005 when a good friend of mine and I went on an expedition to an abandoned Knights of Pythias building.   The whole jaunt was simply amazing and was one of the most enjoyable photography outings I’ve ever been on.

Canon EOS 350D
F/3.5 – 18mm
1/60sec - ISO/400