Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Louisiana Wildflowers

Hot Lips (Sesbania punicea)
This is a "macro" shot of a tiny wildflower at the quarry on the east side of Highway 165 just north of Pollock, La. I stop to photograph at the quarry as often as I can; it is a place of strange beauty, both barren and incredibly rich at the same time. I stopped there on my way home from Camp Hardtner about a week ago and found the most amazing wildflowers blooming.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Louisiana Natives

Louisiana Natives: Crepe Myrtle
I'm really enjoying the painterly effects I can get with my iPhone 4G zoom lens.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Things Unseen

Walk in the Land of the Living
For you have delivered my soul from death,
   my eyes from tears,
   my feet from stumbling.
I walk before the Lord
   in the land of the living.
--Psalm 116:8-9

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Iowa Journal

Overcast Sunrise, Iowa
I took this photo many years ago--mid- to late-70s--with my first SLR camera, a Pentax with 50mm prime lens, on Kodak Ektachrome slide film. I was in a boat with either my father or older brother and I'm pretty sure we were on Coralville Reservoir near Iowa City, Iowa. We were bass fishing, probably at a bass fishing tournament.

This is still one of my all-time favorite photographs.