Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April Fire

Spring is here, in the air and all that, so one of the "rituals" of spring that we often engage is the "burn pile". There's nothing like fire to watch as the day closes to night and the sparks fly and the firelight becomes brighter as the sky becomes darker. One of my students asked me about photographing fire last week and I told him that there's nothing like it, nothing at all! There isn't, fire has it's own properties, it's own way of behaving, and it is unique, not only in and of itself, but also in the many forms and circumstances that can surround it. Here are two shots of the 60 or so that I took tonight at the "burn pile" that were taken with a fast (1/1000) shutter speed and two that were taken a bit more slowly (2-3 sec). They each have their own specific qualities, but the circumstances are also important!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

Ahhhh.... and another one bites the dust!

...and a "Socrates Selfie"!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Eggs

Jen and I visited New Gloucester today especially to spend time with the kids and our grandson, but also to watch him gather Easter Eggs at Pineland. It is such a wonderful place and does so much for the surrounding communities. I took so many pictures and put some on FaceBook, but I'm just going to share the one that makes the point here!

Friday, April 11, 2014


Maine Teacher of the Year Association

I am trying to provide a image link that allows me to use a graphic for this organization, so I need to post it on the web. Blogger is my choice of web presentations!