Friday, February 24, 2006

Water Babies

You can see a full-sized version of this photograph here.

My children at the swimming pool, before lessons. I was playing with the high speed setting on my camera, I think this one is 1600. I love the grain, it was a proof of concept that B&W photography would produce a pleasant noise, like film grain -- not that the character of the grain is the same, but that the noise can be a pleasent kind of noise.

I also love the joy that is obvious from their running with abandon.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Her Parlour...

...was my family room.

You can see her in full-size here.

She was found by my children on the family room carpet. She was about the diameter of a quarter, so big for a spider in your home, but not huge.

I took her outside on the front sidewalk and got a nice shot of her. If you look closely you can see at least six eyes.

How many eyes does a spider have?


Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Bug One

You can see the complete and full-sized version of this photo here.

This guy built a paper nest in the half-built shed this summer. I heard him before I saw him and he was nice and complacent. My lens was about an inch from his face when I took the shot.