Tag Archives: on the road

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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on the b-36, with a guest photographer

Regular reader Wolfie started peppering my text app with photographs this morning, with the question “where am I?”  Nothing unusual in that but after a couple of interesting airplane bits I was able to guess that he was far from … Continue reading

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cheese monkey 2

Here are a couple more images of the Giant Cheese Monkey from Sunday’s post.  For extra fun, I’ve tweaked these a bit with the editing suite in my new tablet. Turns out that from another angle he is a Wine … Continue reading

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cheese monkey

We were in this grocery store in Ohio and there was a display of processed cheese there. And a giant statue of a monkey. All hail the giant cheese monkey.

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pastels

No, not the wimpy colors you get when you mix with white: pastels the drawing tools, as seen on display in a big city art supply store. (An old photo technique works as well as ever with a modern phone … Continue reading

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