Lost Photographs, revisited

Sometime back I posted about a "Generation of Lost Photographs."  Basically, I stated that we were losing a photographic record of a generation because of the impermenance of digital images.  My original argument still stands – film images are longer lasting and better suited for long-term documentation.  However, there is a unique feature of digital … Continue reading Lost Photographs, revisited

Skagit Valley Views

I absolutely love the Skagit Valley and area surrounding Mount Vernon/Burlington.  If I didn’t have such close ties to South Carolina, I’d move out here in a heartbeat.  Unfortunately, many others feel the same way.  Hence, the weather conspiracies, etc. The farmlands above are dotted with Victorian-styled houses and huge old barns.  Something is always … Continue reading Skagit Valley Views

Even More Pumpkins

Laura:  I think pumpkins are the most photogenic vegetable. Mrs. Wright:  Eggplants are interesting, too. And so, we found more pumpkins to shoot.  No eggplant, though. For some reason, people in Washington like to stack rocks… We went out to dinner at a Chinese place in Burlington.  Parked next to the restaurant was this bike … Continue reading Even More Pumpkins

Pumpkin Photo Phun

With the weather so lovely, we decided to go to La Conner for shopping and lunch.  We seemed to encounter pumpkins everywhere, first at the end of our driveway, and even on our table.  Here are some of the images.  I’ve linked to the larger images on Flickr, because you need to see the full … Continue reading Pumpkin Photo Phun

A Thousand Words

In previous posts I have lamented my lack of photography skills. Anytime I find someone who has an artistic eye as well as the skills, I once again lapse into self-loathing of my own meager abilities. Such was the case when I stumbled across Brent Crawford’s new Flickr account. Continue reading A Thousand Words


The additional memory cards I had ordered for my new Nikon CoolPix S1 just arrived.  I already had one 256 MB Secure Digital card, and I ordered two 1 GB Multimedia Cards.  If I’m to believe the little counter on the LCD screen, at normal 5.1 megapixel resolution, I can store nearly 200 images on … Continue reading MegaMemories

A Generation of Lost Photographs

Family photos depict smiling faces: births, weddings, holidays, children’s birthday parties. People take pictures of the happy moments in their lives.  Someone looking through our photo album would conclude that we had led a joyous, leisurely existence, free of tragedy.  No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.-Sy Parrish, One Hour … Continue reading A Generation of Lost Photographs