October 17, 1989 -- Moments before game three of the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, fans were thrown from their seats at Candlestick Park as the Loma Prieta earthquake brought the Bay Area to its knees. Players rushed to their families, cradling their children on the field. Outside, … Continue reading DAILY PROMPT: TOO CLOSE TO CALL
The cold sun in the sky and afternoon shadows herald a chilly night. Snow coming soon. I don't get the sun's rays or star by using a special filter. I use just a skylight filter to protect my lens and not on every lens, either. I can get the star effect by angling the camera … Continue reading COLD SUN, WINTER COMING
"Why did you take that picture?" I was startled. No one ever asked me before. Photographers instinctively know the answer; non-photographers don't normally think to ask. It gave me pause. To me, it's obvious why any picture was taken: the photographer saw something. Light, shadow, image, color. Abstract or representational, something about the image appealed … Continue reading WHY DID YOU TAKE THAT PICTURE?
In college, when you decided to do something, go somewhere, you didn't pack, plan or even tell anyone where you were going or when you'd be back. The blessing of youth was, for a little while, you could be genuinely spontaneous. As a senior citizen, I can still be spontaneous. But with some minor modifications. … Continue reading SPONTANEOUS WEEEKEND PACKING LIST FOR SENIORS