Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Drive-By-Shooting, 11th St., Springfield, IL (Infrared Grab Shot)

       
            My files contain several thousand "Drive-By-Shooting" exposures. Most of them are
             shot at fairly high speed as Mrs. Hill drives me all over the landscape. I keep my
             little IR camera pointed out the window as she traverses the highways at around 70 MPH.
             I focus on things out of the corner of my eye hoping to catch instances of ephemeral
             landscape about which I have no idea of the parameters of composition or any sane consider-
             ation of technique. By the time I shoot more than 1/5th of a second has passed and the
             scene has been altered from that which caused me to press the shutter in the first place.
             Very few of these exposures are done within city speed zones. This photograph is one
              such example.
           

Washington Park Duck Lake (Infrared)


Spatial Anomolies, 11th @ E. South Grand, Springfield, IL


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Devastation

 
                                Devastation

                            devastation tears
                            in a summer afternoon.
                            the fight now begins.

                                              -  Jim Hill

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Homo Erectus, Pebble Beach, CA (Negative image)


Dumpster Dive 3172


This maze was seen at the bottom of a dumpster and is part of my Dumpster Dive Series which is comprised of more than a thousand images - most of which are not very good. The elements of the photograph are made of broken glass and a few electrical wires. You never know what can be seen inside a dumpster until you look.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Skinny Dipping At Volo Bog


                             Photograph treated with Topaz Simplify

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Two Figures & Cats


          Topaz methods were used on the final print to achieve this effect.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Boy At Peoria Botanical Garden


InfraRed Photograph

Metal Sculpt In IR, Peoria Botanical Garden


It usually isn't a good idea to use another's artwork in an effort to make it your own. I don't know the name of the artist but feel that the work is quite strong with the selection of the proper background in InfraRed. My only addition is that back ground and the selection of that part of the work which makes the strongest presentation.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Walking On the News


I don't often take this genre photograph. There are so many other great photographers who excel at this stuff. However, after watching a lot of people walk across this spot it finally occurred to me that it might make an interesting snapshot.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Resignation

                                                                        Resignation
                           
Entered in Gallery 510's 2017 October National Art Competition; Breast Cancer Awareness Section. Winner of 1st place over all other sections. Depicts a woman with left breast removed. The following poem by Martha Manning from Undercurrents appeared along side the photograph:

Depression is such a
cruel punishment. 
There are no fevers,
no rashes, no blood
tests to send people
scurrying in concern,
just the slow erosion
of self, as insidious as
cancer. And like cancer,
it is essentially a
solitary experience, 
a room in hell with only
your name on the door.


Luthy Arboretum, Peoria, IL


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Lake County Barn Cat & Figure


It has been nearly two years since any addition to this blog. Although not many see this work - usually just a few friends - it is none-the-less a valuable site for any artist by virtue of the effort to make and present various works which others may comment upon and either like, or dislike. This contributes to the growth of the artist in no uncertain way.