Tag: spring

  • Spring flowers, courtesy my Yashica-D and a Spiratone close-up lens

    I loaded some Kodak Ektar into my Yashica-D and attached some inexpensive close-up lenses, and went out into my garden.

  • single frame: Narcissus

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  • Captured: Rose-Hulman spring morning, 1988

    Down the Road is on hiatus, returning Monday, 26 September. I’m rerunning old posts in the meantime. As a boy, summer was my favorite season, but as I grew up spring began to overtake it. I remember well the day that spring clinched the top spot. It was the day before I took this photograph,…

  • Beautiful for the moment, but soon withered and fallen and swept away by the wind

    People say that the best camera is the one you have with you, but I don’t go all the way in on that. The camera I always have with me is my iPhone, first a 5 and now a 6s. Both have been fine for everyday snapshots — far better than any snapshot camera I…

  • Purple tulips on the dining table Canon PowerShot S95 2016

  • Favorite Photos Week: Early spring crocus

    I wonder how many photographers can remember the moment when the bug hit. I can: this was it. I had been shooting film on my early road trips, but processing costs were killing me. I figured that an inexpensive digital camera would save me a bundle over time. I chose the affordable Kodak EasyShare Z730 for…

  • You probably wouldn’t do the things you say you’d do if only you had more time

    The tiger lilies and the phlox in my front garden always bloom last. Their annual emergence is my sure sign summer is here. The days on either side of solstice are my favorite time of year. The days last so long, with 15 hours of glorious daylight. It’s usually temperate in Indiana, with highs in the 70s…

  • Flowers marking the passage of spring

    A woman named Verna built my home and lived in it for more than 30 years. My neighbor tells me that a few years before she fell ill and died, she landscaped the yard. The house became a rental for several years after that, and her beds got little love from tenants. When I moved in,…

  • Row houses Pentax ES II, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar Kodak Ektar 100 2015

  • Rose-Hulman, Spring, 1986

    What was I doing on the roof of my residence hall that spring day my freshman year of college? Nothing more nefarious than taking photographs. I’m sure the administration would not have approved of me being up there, but when an upperclass friend with an illicit building master key bade a few of us come, we went.…

  • Just a random turtle

    I had just pulled out of my driveway the other morning when I saw what I thought was a small bag of trash lying in the street ahead. But then I wasn’t sure what it was. And then as I passed it I could see: it was a large turtle! I got out of the car to…

  • My garden’s flowers up close

    My front yard features a good-sized garden, placed there by Verna, the woman who built my house. Unfortunately, she passed away before she filled the garden. And so little by little over the years I’ve been filling it with flowering plants that I can enjoy – and photograph. My photography is pretty powerful motivation considering that I really don’t like digging…

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