Tag Archives: on the road

animal week: the amur tiger

An Amur (or Siberian) Tiger on a rainy summer day in the American Midwest.  This guy spent most of the time we spent in the Rosebrough Tiger Passage (a deluxe and stimulating state of the art tiger habitat) napping in … Continue reading

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eagle, in the rain, through the willows, at the wolf lodge

Spent last Friday at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo photographing the denizens.  So this week is Animal Week here at the blog, with lots of animal portraits, fun animal facts, and thoughts about animal characters in comics.  (For photo geeks, all … Continue reading

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jack in the pulpit (two stages)

Two Jacks-in-the-Pulpit* at different stages of development, side by side at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation last weekend. *Jack-in-the Pulpits?  I am unsure of the correct plural, so I used the one I thought looked cooler. (For camera geeks: … Continue reading

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weiner(mobile) in motion

What a difference a week makes, especially in the Midwest in the early spring.  Just last Friday, I was trying to photograph the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. With a phone camera. From a moving car. In a blizzard. I will photograph … Continue reading

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this is not a picture of detroit, michigan

It happened again for the second year in a row.  I was in Chicago (Illinois) for the Chicago Auto Show today, and I took this particular picture with my smartphone.  It’s a perfectly conventional view of the Buick show stand, as … Continue reading

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mammoth for sale

Do a lot of people just walk down the street with a spare 900 bucks burning holes in their pockets, see this display in a jewelry store window, and say to themselves “You know, what I really need today is … Continue reading

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that man at the musuem

I photographed this man on a recent visit to the Field Museum.  Do you recognize him?  His deeply shadowed eyes are his distinguishing feature, and present a challenge to making his portrait.  But he holds his pose very well. Who … Continue reading

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portraits of ancient china

Two portraits from the  “China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors” exhibition at the Field Museum in Chicago. Ancient horse and ancient officer, from the Pentax and the 55mm f/1.4 and some pretty terrible spot lighting.

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the great questions of life

Who needs ten pounds of blueberries? Nobody. Unless you are making lots of pies. Can I come over to your house?

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airplane cartoons from the air force museum (anthropomorphic division)

Anthropomorphic aircraft doing what the do best: attacking goofy enemy missiles with their mighty talons and … eating people’s lunches? That’s what happens when you paint a fighter with the classic “shark mouth” nose art. Weird stuff from the Air … Continue reading

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