There are a lot of trains traversing the Great Plains. On many of the boxcars you can find some form of "art." Here are some photographs, taken from larger scenes, of boxcar art.
Here are some recent black and white images taken on a small farm in south central Nebraska. Medicine Creek runs through the middle of the property. It's a relaxing place with woods, wetlands, pastures, wild turkey and plenty of mule and white tail deer.
Parts of eastern Wisconsin near the Lake Superior shoreline and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can offer some great early October scenes. Attached find a few.
Here are several stitched together photographic collages/montages/composites. Hope you enjoy them.
Here are some summertime images taken while traveling through rural Nebraska, Kansas and the eastern plains of Colorado. Enjoy
There's somethng magical about spiderwebs. These amazing structures, so frail and fragile, are remarkable works of engineering. When viewed with backlighting on a dewy morning, they can be spectacular. Here are a few from the field behind our barn. Enjoy!
Here are some images taken from just above the middle of England while traveling across the island. The images are not in any particular order.
Here’s a slice of contemporary American life from the heartland-the 48th Annual Connealy Angus Spring Bull Sale. This multi-generational family operation is dedicated to improving the genetics of the Angus breed of cattle. Their bulls are bred for hardiness, mellow disposition, great beef production and ability to pass these traits along. The bulls are raised on the rich grasses of the Nebraska Sandhills using ATV’s without use of horses or dogs. Each bull in this artificial insemination program is extensively characterized as to pedigree, phenotype and genotype which collectively provide significant progeny predictive information. More than 400 individuals from throughout the US, South America, Scotland and Canada attended the 2017 Spring sale. The 400+ yearling bulls are penned by sire group and buyers assess them up close. The top bull sold for $275,000. While I’ve attempted to provide a photographic glimpse of the sale, the images do not capture the warmth and graciousness of the Connealy family, the interest and enthusiasm of the returning and new buyers and the smoothness of the operation.
There is some great art in LA-MOCA, LACMA and The Broad are some spots where it can be found. You'll see some interesting architecture along the way.
Nothing like a few warm days on a broad, sandy beach. Throw in some cycling, street art and good food and you have Venice Berach in mid-March.
Here are some views looking up.
Here are some images from the 100,000+ that gathered at Civic Center Park in Denver, CO a day after the inauguration The people, the signs, the chants, the overheard conversations and the vibe collectively created an unique atmosphere and made for some interesting photographic opportunities.
All across the plains, several types of structures are used to store the harvest. I like the old wooden ones. Often delapidated, they nonetheless serve as reminders of the source of the nation's "breadbasket."
Here are some images of the south central Nebraska countryside taken over the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy.
Here are some views of Maine taken in mid-October. Enjoy.
Usually moderate temperatures, the US Tennis Open, great food and lots of visual delights in NYC the first week or so of September. Here are some views.
Not enough time to photograph Colorado's magnificent scenes when you have only a few days and are working. Here are a few "worked in" from the end of July.
Here are a few colorful scenes found here and there.
Here are a few views of the Stars and Sripes or variations thereof from my collection of hundreds of flag photographs taken throughout the US. Happy 4th!
Purses are unbiquitous in New York City. It's rare to find two alike. Here are some examples
If you are in the Pacific Northwest, don't fail to visit some of the beaches and forests in the Olympic National Park. Here are a few views.
I love to walk the stairs. I'm always curious at what can be found either up or down. Here are a few sets of stairs from many sites.
You would think that fire hoses in the stairwell would be a thing of the past. Not in these pre-1940 structures in New York City.
Peace, solitude, immense beauty, abundant wildlife and cold. crisp air characterize Yellowstone in the winter. Here are a few views.
Here find some out-of-the-way places that you might not have visited. Maybe it's time for a look!
Here are a few holiday images from several places over the past 10 years-best wishes!
Want a few days away that is sure to take you out of your routine? Try Las Vegas. Here are some traditional views.
While a few days off are always nice, unfortunately it's not always enough time for experiencing optimal conditions for excellent nature photography. Here are some images from Yellowstone and Glacier when recent forest fires in Glacier put some "haze" in the atmosphere..
Big skies, grizzly bears, majestic peaks and more. Here are some lesser appreciated views of Montana's unique cities and installations.
Here are a few views from the streets of Manhattan.
Here are some images from rural south central Nebraska. Enjoy.
There is no privacy anymore. Here are some "eyes" that are looking at you from the streets of Manhatten.
Art displayed in the public domain can be found and appreciated everywhere. Check out this handful of examples
Sometimes, you either can't find subject matter that catches your eye or the light isn't right. When the sun shines, there are shadows. Here are some shadows, most made while walking the dog within a few blocks of home.
Looking for sunshine, great beaches, whale sightings and seafood in the dead of winter? If so, head to Maui. Here are a few images.
In New York City, unique shoes are everywhere. Not ordinary black or brown oxfords but a dazzling array of colors and styles. Here are a few of hundreds I've seen.
New York City is a photographer's delight. Here are some of my favorite images form the lower half of Manhattan.
For some pleasant scenery and nice people, consider spending a few days in northern Arkansas in the Fall. Here are some scenes that you may encounter.
Here are some images found within a 1 mile radius of 13th and Adams in Denver, CO. All were obtained while walking a rambunctious 1.5 year old Weimaraner.
The River North (RiNo) Arts District contains Denver's best street art. Here are a few views from alleys on the southeast side of RiNo.
Colfax is the main east-west route through Denver. Never charming but always something intersting to see.
I had to make an overnight car trip to Kansas. Not enough time to see what it has to offer. Here are some scenes of a Kansas summer.
Busy, noisy, always something to do and see plus great food-here are some images from walking around Manhattan last Saturday afternoon and evening.
Colorado has some unique, small mountain towns. Here's a glimpse of one of them-Paonia. Enjoy.
I'm attracted to the variety and attempts at "adornment" of parking lots. Here are a few.
Ready for great food, interesting sights and warmer temperatures-head for New Orleans!
Here's a sample of some images from the archive. Enjoy.
For some great scenes, the National Werstern Stock Show each January in Denver always delivers. Here's a sample.
Denver typically experiences very moderate winter temperatures. An uncharacteristic cold snap with temperatures in the double digits below zero hit for about a week in mid-December. Each freezing morning, a new pattern of frost appeared on the window of the door leading into my garage.
Walking the dog these Fall mornings, I'm struck by the variety and beauty of leaves. Windy conditions, the dog pulling on the leash and other factors conspire to make excellent photography difficult. Here are a few of the views from the Mile High City.
Seeing the neighborhood yards decorated for Halloween reminded me of my fascination with cemeteries, the older, the better. Here are a few views.
Starting in the last week of September, some beautiful fall scenes are available throughout Colorado. Here's a sample.
I enjoyed walking by Rockefeller Center daily for three years. Always an impressive sight!
There are few places as relaxing as this slice of eastern Washignton and western Idaho. A significant per cent of the nation's wheat, peas and lentils are grown in this area. Peaceful rolling hills, winding back roads and charming small towns with great food!
Want something different for a Saturday night? Here are some recent images of the Denver Roller Dolls in action.
We are pleased to announce that the Robert Anderson Gallery will be opening on Wednesday, 26 June 2013. A Grand Opening reception will be held from 5-8 pm on Friday, June 28. The gallery is located at 2426 East Third Avenue (Cherry Creek North), Denver, CO 80206. The gallery will initially show the work of 10 outstanding photographers from throughout the United States and Europe. Gallery hours are from 11 am to 6 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and by apppointment. The gallery can be contacted by phone (303-388-1332) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almost every Sunday morning, I'm up early either walking the streets of lower Manhattan or cruising in central Denver. Here are 10 images taken during these excursions. Can you identify which are from either site?
Moving from Manhattan to Denver afforded the opportunity for some photography. Some of the images were on "the fly"-taken from the passenger seat at 60+mph.
Here are a handful of photocollages from images obtained in New York City from 2011-2013.
Here are a few images from early mornings on the Isle of Mon. Often foggy, always very peaceful and relaxing.
The phrase “decisive moment” implies a degree of spontaneity that is often not the case. To catch a critical moment one does not merely look and snap, but rather stops and looks, taking the time to observe a space, evaluate the visual possibilities, and then, wait for all the elements to come together before releasing the shutter, sometimes multiple times.
Robert Anderson’s collection of portraits of pay-for-play “chessmen” in Union Square Park is a good example of this. On his commute through the Park, Anderson observed these players, their boards set up on makeshift tables, ready to play all comers for a small wager. Stopping along the way to or from the subway, he has photographed them since 2010, recognizing the regulars and their opponents. Twenty portraits of these players are now on view in the Robert Anderson Gallery.
Entering the back room one feels like an observer in the middle of the action. The 11 x 14 pigment prints are framed in white mats and hung in two rows. The faces are closely cropped, mostly from the chin to the forehead, and shot as horizontal images that provide only a small bit of out-of-focus background to place the subject in the context of the street. Taken while the players were in the “game,” these are not posed portraits. The faces are rich with texture and, printed in black and white, offer no clue as to what decade they might have been taken. Aside from the close horizontal cropping, what unites these images and makes them a cohesive body of work is the reflection of a chessboard in the eyes.
In several images the subject appears to look impassively at the viewer, sometimes with the slightly superior smile of a master. Generally, however, the player is not looking directly at the viewer but at the board, brows furrowed, presenting a façade of utter concentration on the game. But since they are playing on the street, they are “players” in more than one sense of the word and must allocate at least a modicum of attention to their surroundings, if only to note who is watching and who might be their next opponent.
While I don’t normally associate close-up portraits with street photography, this body of work definitely fits within that genre. And in a digital world where color is the norm, consciously suppressing color in digital media to concentrate the viewer’s eye on the essentials of the image is a welcome continuation of a tradition that works quite well here.
One of the great things about New York City is the multitude of small independent stores and shops. They are disappearing quickly!
Here are 12 of my personal favorites from 2012
Visiting these canal cities in October can be windy and wet. Despite the weather, there are always great views to enjoy!
Paris in the fall can be cold, grey and damp. Nonetheless, you can always find something to photograph and of course, eat!. Here are a few images from the last week of October, 2012.
Here's a selection of black and white abstractions done over the last couple of years. Enjoy
Want a change-up from New York City? Try Leadville, CO. At 10,152 ft elevation, this old, quaint, chronically down-on-its-luck mining town is interesting. Here are a handful of images. Enjoy.
Always "action" here. Protests, performers, speed chess, vendors of "art," sand painters, food trucks, Farmer's Market, a new generation of hippies. You name it, you can find it here. All pretty orderly and peaceful. A haven for people watchers.
The High Line is a public park built on an abandoned elevated rail line on the west side of Manhattan. Now comprised of a beautiful walkway with lush vegetation, it is crowded during the day. Before 7am on weekend mornings, you'll have the place to yourself. Here are some views taken in-between enjoying the greenery.
I walk about 6 blocks through the heart of mid-town Manhattan's commercial district several mornings a week and in SOHO about twice a month early Sunday mornings. I am continually impressed with the store windows-imaginative, often colorful, always changing. Here are some views rendered in black and white with glass reflections thrown in.
Each year several blocks are cordoned off along Fifth Avenue for an unofficial Easter Parade. It's jammed with people and interesting sights.
If you are looking for sun, temperatures in the 70's, pleasant people, great food, a gentle pace and uncrowded sandy beaches, try the low country of South Carolina in late March. Here are some images from Pawley's Island, through Charleston to Edisto Beach.
You don't have to walk far in NYC to see a sign that catches your eye. New ones show up with great regularity. Here is a handful of hundreds I've seen- sanitized to remove the edgy/risque ones!
Throngs of people, low wind chill, a long stream of unknown politicians to address the crowd and then a great spectacle. Here is a very small sample.
You don't have to look very hard to find someone asleep somewhere in Manhattan, not counting the subway where everyone is either asleep or on their iPad. Here are 11 "sleepers" encountered over the past year.
In the southwest corner of Union Square, you can almost always find a game of blitz chess ongoing. There are a handful of Chessmen that take on all comers. Most of the Chessmen are very skillful and a few I've never seen lose. The action heats up when the Fall semester at NYU starts and a new crop of young blood comes to test their skill. These games don't last long and the balance of payments is strongly in the favor of the Chessmen.
Apartment life in New York City often requires schleping your dirty stuff to a neighborhood laundromat periodically. Each has its own character and clientele. I've seen more than fifty in lower Manhattan. Here is a sample.
About the last week of September each year, Colorado's immense aspen forest produces some great scenes of nature. I enjoy photographing the aspen but am always looking for a different view.This set of images are a handful of hundreds that I've made over the years by either making multile exposures of a single image or moving the camera during the exposure. I hope you enjoy them.
Friday nights are spent trying to find the world's best dive bar. Trouble is, there's no definition and the really good ones are closed down by the health department. Photographing them is even more of a challenge-dark and no one inside wants to see a camera. Here are a few candidates.
Denmark is a striking contrast to Manhattan. Generally slowed-paced, peaceful and quiet, neat and tidy, cool and temperate in the summer, surrounded by magnificent pastoral scenes and supported by clean, efficient and well-maintained infrastructure. Altogether, a wonderful respite from the city. I hope you enjoy the views.
New York City loves parades. They come in all flavors and frequently. Most are colorful and many attract throngs. Here's a really brief look at the recently completed Gay Pride Parade.
A constantly changing panorama of views is the norm in New York City. Here you'll find some New York City doors.
I walk near Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in mid-Manhattan daily. I enjoy seeing the fruits of the labors of what are surely some of the best window designers around.
One of the longest, coldest and highest snowfall winter seasons in New York City history made a sunny, warm weather respite essential. In five words, Old San Juan was sunny, colorful, balmy and slow-paced. Old San Juan was narrow, cobblestoned streets, short hills, colonial architecture, ocean breezes, kites, cats, great dive bars, friendly people, massive cruise boats with ant-like streams of passengers disembarking, plenty of history, blue-green oceans, a variety of small beaches and, sometimes, tangled automobile traffic.
I like to walk the neighborhoods of lower Manhattan early in the mornings. I especially like to find small "scenes" within larger pieces of street art, rusting surfaces etc. I call it accidental art. I'm not sure you will consider it in such favorable terms!
Each year seems to fly by more quickly than the previous one and this year was no exception. The last week of 2010 afforded me the opportunity to do a lot of walking, much of it in snow and slush, around New York City. You will find nine diverse images from these "last of 2010 walks." I hope you find the views enjoyable.
Whenever you want some sensory input, head to Chinatown. There are fabulous side streets with tiny shops, people crowded into doorways, vendors sitting on boxes, children talking excitedly, ads marketing everything imaginable. Wonderful sights, sounds and smells. I prefer it early in the morning on the weekends or late in the night. Always a pleasant experience.
For many years, I have started each Saturday morning at a Farmer's Market, either in Denver, CO or New York City. The sights, colors, tastes, smells and freshness and variety of what is available bring me back each week. The seasonal progression of herbs, produce, fruits and other offerings is a reminder of earth's bounty and the cyclic nature of life. Here are some Farmer's Market images.
The last week of September and first weeks of October are when I head for the hills of the Rockies or the forests of Vermont and New York. Cool nights, usually sunny days and hundreds of shades of gold, red, yellow, amber and green cover the trees. Long hikes, peace and quiet, small towns and villages, friendly people and a feast for the eyes at every turn draw me back year after year. The images depicted in this section are from the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York and rural Vermont.
One of the many appealing aspects of photography is the variety of applications. One such application is photocollage. There are multiple ways to create a photographic collage. In this series, several were created "in-camera" via the use of a reflecting surface which results in superimposition of multiple images.
When the temperature exceeds 90 degrees and the humidity is high, outside activities, including photography, take a rest. Enclosed find images from the last two weekends taken either early in the morning or in the evening when the temperature has moderated. The images are mostly from street-level although a few are from unique vantage points. Enjoy.
I enjoy walking the steets and noticing things. Signs, passersby, storefronts, pets, street scenes, graffiti, street art and just about anything else catch my eye. Here is a handful of images, taken over the last few weeks while meandering the streets of New York. Certainly not "fine art" and maybe a little quirky. I hope you enjoy some different sights.
I ride the NY subway about 20 times a week. Some of the stations are caked with grime and you may have to wade through ankle deep puddles to get to out when it rains. On the other hand, it's relatively inexpensive. You come to appreciate the massive people-mover function it serves. You can also find some hidden scenes not present elsewhere-brilliant colors, snippets of art, unusual posters and signs and, of course, some "street performers." You might as well learn to enjoy playing with the cards you're dealt! Here are a few subway scenes from across NY.
One of the most pleasant aspects of traveling the back roads in search of a good image is the "unexpecteds" you encounter. I have made many visits to the Hillcountry of Texas during the the first two weeks of April over the past 20 years. I always enjoy myself and am enriched not only by some timeless scenes, but also by the friendliness of the people and the unique culture. You'll find some sights from my most recent Texas trip in my "New Work" gallery. I hope you enjoy the views and come away with a sense of place for this unique area.
The 20 or so images in this gallery are drawn from many that I have taken during several visits to the high plains over the past five years. The high plains represent a large geographic area including parts of eastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, western Nebraska and Kansas and northeastern New Mexico. These high and dry short grass prairie plains are punctuated with abundant, low-lying cactus and scrub brush. A few trees can be found near creeks and rivers. The population density is among the lowest in the United States. This is the land of extreme temperature variations, constant wind, dust, hailstorms, tornados, and ground blizzards. Dryland farming, ranching and some oil/gas industry are the main draws. The small towns on the plains are progressively disappearing. I have tried to capture a sense of what was and what is left in this lonely, slowly vanishing landscape.