Dedicated to Daily Sketching

One of my goals for 2019 is to sketch each day.  So far, I have been choosing to sketch in the early morning hours prior to leaving for work.  This seems to work well with my natural ebb & flow of energy.  My mind is the sharpest and most focused during the morning hours. My …

Getting back to my old habits…

It’s been a while since I posted anything drawing related.  To be honest with everyone I actually put my pens and pencils away for a bit in order to concentrate on other things.  Lately, I have been feeling an urge to pick up my pencils and draw again. I must admit that I have missed …

Autumn Sunset

I love Autumn, it’s my favorite season. I like the cool brisk mornings, watching the leaves fall from the trees, seeing the frost laying on the grass and roof tops. Autumn can also produce some really vibrant sunsets as well.

For the Love of Apples

Every year, since my childhood, on the first Saturday of October.  My hometown closes the streets and makes preparations for the biggest day of the year…The Apple Festival. The Apple Festival is a single day festival that features crafts, artisans, food, music, fun & games.  The typically quiet streets come alive with spectators, performers, and …

Taking a closer look…it’s all in the details

This past week’s challenge was all about the details.  So with that in mind, I wanted to photograph somewhat everyday items but in a way that highlighted the finer details. I had originally planned to photograph details in the built environment, such as, architectural details, mechanical details, etc.  However, the weather was not cooperating and …

Abandoned & Lonely

There’s something about this image that I find intriguing.  To me, it speaks of loneliness and abandonment. The bars on the window indicate that perhaps, at sometime in the past, this building held items that were precious to someone.  The building and it’s contents where important and worth protecting. Now…only shards of glass and tattered …

Pursuing Textures…

This past week’s challenge was texture.  So on Sunday afternoon I grabbed my camera with the intention of seeking out textures. When you pay attention it’s amazing how much diversity there is in common day objects.  Materials that we are around each day…all of them with their unique texture or pattern. All of the photos …

On the hunt for reflections…

I took another trip downtown this past weekend to see if I could find something interesting to point my camera lens at.  I was on the hunt for reflections. Reflections was the theme for this past weeks photo challenge. I had high hopes of finding “photographic gold”.  Capturing a wonderful moment and coming home with …

Downtown Photo Walk

This morning the weather was overcast with periods of misty rain.  I was hoping to actually shoot during the wet morning conditions but by the time I could get out and shoot the mist had stopped and everything was dry.   The overcast skies remained and and I went downtown to see if I could spot …

The Green and Grungy Monster

So, me and a friend from Instagram have decided to help motivate one another by collaborating on a weekly photo challenge together.  This past week the theme was simple…green.  That’s it, no specific shooting styles or subjects.  Our photos only had to have the common thread of green. So, I started thinking about “green” things …