Friday, March 30, 2012

Dogs Love Trucks

And so do I.  It’s not that I spend much time thinking about my love for trucks but when I see one like this I stop in my tracks.   While I consider myself primarily a landscape photographer, I could easily take a year off and shoot nothing but old rusty cars and trucks.  Unfortunately I just don’t know of enough places where I can find these magnificent machines.  When I do get a line on something like this I don’t hesitate to shoot them.  Experience has taught me they will not be there forever.  A favorite I used to call the “car farm” recently sold their entire collection because steel prices were just too good to refuse.   I can only hope that somewhere people are parking today’s old cars so another generation will have the opportunities I have had in another few decades.   After all it takes time for them to age in place. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blue Poppies

Yesterday I took a day off work to go to Longwood Gardens to shoot the Blue Poppies with a couple of friends.   Having heard that this year’s display was the best in recent memory I was not disappointed.  Also known as the Himalayan Blue Poppy,  it is my understanding they can be difficult to grow and perhaps the reason why the displays at Longwood vary from year to year.  One of my other challenges is to try and capture something I find compelling and yet different from what I have shot in the past.    Yesterday was a good day!