Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Boots were made for Walking

Did a nice little shoot in Ft Smith Arkansas last week. With a little free time I rode into town to look around and maybe buy some new boots. It's hard to find boots that actually fit my freakishly wide feet but I lucked out with a pair that just felt so right I immediately set out aimlessly ramblin'round town, letting my new boots lead the way. These boots may be magical because within a few minutes they lead me to this wonderfully crusty old train yard a few blocks away.
Now I don't know about you, but I could spend all day, and almost did, looking at rusty bolts and hanging around dirty old buildings. I just love things that are old and stinky. For me there is a real natural beauty in rust and decay. This little train yard was like a treasure trove of lost art. Here are just a few from my afternoon walk with my new pair of boots. (click images to enlarge)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Holiday Cheer

The Holiday Season is officially here and with it a seemingly endless string of fabulously hip parties. Well, I guess for the fabulously hip that's the case. I've been to only one party so far and it was one we helped produce through APA so I guess they kind of had to invite me. It gave me a chance to hang out with some of my fancy friends at a bar downtown, that's always good. Afterwards, feeling particularly festive, full of good cheer, and a number of Holiday type ales, I decided to take a walk through Lafayette Park to see what I could see. Stopped by the Capitol to see the Christmas Tree before heading back to my Happy Home feeling good. (click images to enlarge)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Autumn Weekend

Had a chance to get up to Deep Creek Lake with my family before the spectacular display of Autumn Glory radiance faded away. It was a little past peak color, and as usual the weather didn't fully cooperate, but when conditions are favorable it's almost effortless to make good images up there. It's just a matter of being there, Walking the Earth, and seeing the wondrous World around you. Point your camera in any direction and shoot, you can't go wrong. I made so many images, I can't help it. Now that Winter is upon us, and Fall is but a memory, it's nice to edit through these. Here are a few from a huge group of images. You can see more in my Scenic Maryland stock collection if interested. (click images below to enlarge)