Anne and bicycle

Anne and bicycle

1959, Evansville, Indiana.

My wife Anne Latham and her (blue) bicycle. She was 12 when this image was taken.

Anne’s sister Betsy was cleaning out a drawer and found this photograph and sent it to us. Anne hadn’t seen it or thought about it since it was taken. Amazing how an image can be a wormhole back to another place and time.

Robot making springs

An industrial robot (some might consider this a group of robots working together) making springs in multiple steps filmed in HD and put to music. The soundtrack really works well with the way this process is filmed.

I think the fact that I watched all of this full screen puts me on the spectrum (which spectrum I’m not sure). I love this stuff, both from an interest in industrial processes and the choreography of it all, thought up by some human using a computer no doubt, or maybe some robot using a human.

If you’re into this stuff, here’s some more at their YouTube channel: INDUSTRIAL JP 工場音楽レーベル.


Between Blackhead and Black Dome

Between BlackHead and Black Dome Mt

My flickr contact Tyler Sparks pulled this fantastic shot of the col between Blackhead and Black Dome in the northern Catskills from a video he shot with a drone: Fall 2016 Catskills.

I’ve hiked up both mountains numerous times including snowshoeing in winter and it’s a beautiful spot. The ridge behind the col is the various mountains that make up the Devil’s Path, one of the best hikes in the Catskills.

Wind on the Oregon dunes


My flickr contact and good friend Gary Sharp has captured a brewing storm kicking up a fierce wind on the southern Oregon coast with his iPhone 7.

Gary was texting me images and video in real time yesterday while he was out there and I could see on my computer’s radar that it was a big storm he was in the middle of.

This second image is actually a video* and you’ll have to click through to Flickr to play it. It’s worthwhile, the wind and blowing sand is quite amazing.

Wild wind on the dunes

*Now that Yahoo is completely broken I doubt things like video controls in Flickr embeds will be fixed any time soon. Sorry.

Water color

Fall reflection

Sage’s Ravine, Sheffield, Massachusetts.

I was back in the upper part of this spectacular ravine today doing more trail work.

The light and the fall colors were so intense in this pool I stopped to take a few pictures. The water was too still and to me, the reflected seen had no interest as it was simply the far bank of trees turned upside down.

There was no little dog to splash around in the pool to make waves so I tossed in a small rock just to mix things up. I took four pictures in rapid succession hoping one of them would have just the right amount of water movement in it. To me, the water movement gives this image a painterly feel.

Note: this image is straight out of the Fuji X70. I ran it through Lightroom to downsize it for uploading but made no adjustments at all.

Oak leaves in turbulent reflection

Oak leaves in turbulent reflection

Sage’s Ravine, Sheffield, Massachusetts.

Tom and I just finished re-blazing the first few miles of the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts and we were resting at Sage’s Ravine before turning around for home.

The fall colors were spectacular and I took a few reflection shots of the canopy in the still water of Sage’s brook when Tom’s small (and very cute) dog Scout started splashing around upstream. Initially I was irritated that my glassy reflection was ruined but then realized that the ripples would add a nice, psychedelic touch to the seen.