Category Archives: Opinion


Pictorialism – What’s Old Is New

When photography was first invented, it was hailed as a new artistic advance. Then, in a few years, it was descried as a mechanical process with no soul. It was no longer an “art,” but […]

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Made the Front Cover

This is another example of my “if you don’t have a camera…” posts. If I hadn’t had a camera during Union Lodge #7’s installation, my Masonic lodge, I wouldn’t have caught a picture of the […]

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Discovering The Hidden

I did another drive-by photographic session yesterday. What I’m talking about is seizing a chance to take photographs by discovering opportunities to shoot that are unplanned. What I really mean is that I took a few minutes […]

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Carnegie Library

I love the smell of a library, and one of my first memories of that aroma was from visiting the Carnegie Public Library in Sidney, Nebraska. The high ceiling, the towering book cases, and the quiet […]

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Reaching Out

Steer wrestling is a rodeo event that doesn’t have the cache of bull riding or barrel racing, and, despite its seeming invisibility, it’s in every rodeo, is a simple to understand, and harder than hell to do. The wrestler, on horseback, […]

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Alfred Hitchcock

  Sir Alfred Hitchcock was born 117 years ago today, and my Lord! what a difference he made to movies. I own and still watch North by Northwest, being particularly interested in the cantilevered house […]

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Why Would Anyone Do That?

Why would anyone climb on the back of a bronc, an animal whose primary goal is to rid itself of the rider, knowing that the best they can do is stay on for eight seconds? […]

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You’ve Haven’t Seen This Before

  When I was young, the Sunday funny pages had a kids’ section that included two line drawings, apparently identical. However, there were twelve (or fifteen or ten) differences between the images, and the puzzle was to […]

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A Place For A Holder

As you can see, I have a vanity web site where I stick some of my photographs and publish blog posts full of sound and fury,  signifying nothing. Vanity, you question? Since the URL is […]

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The Mystique of Film

A number of my friends seem to be flirting with film, and many forums have posts discussing the advantages of wet photography. I understand some of the reasons for this fling. In the case of […]

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