Tag Archives: Photography

Photo 101, Final Day: Triumph, best shared

Today’s Photo 101 assignment asked us to capture an image of triumph. I went to the files for one of my favorite vicarious triumphs — one of my sons completing his first half-marathon, in 2011. I snagged the above shot … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Nineteen: Double, double, toil and … stars!

Today’s Photo 101 assignment — find something that’s a “double” and then rotate the image if you feel like it — was a fun challenge. I actually caught myself looking for sets of twins everywhere I went, but quickly decided that … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Eighteen: Finding the edge

Today’s Photo 101 assignment — “show us an edge” and use a photo editing tool to check the alignment — made me think of an outtake from Day Seventeen’s assignment with classmate Mark Bialczak. I retrieved this shot of our city court … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Seventeen: Glass and a happy hour

Every day of Photo 101 has been instructive, and today was no exception. It also was fun, because I teamed up with fellow blogger, Photo 101 classmate and long-time friend Mark Bialczak of markbialczak.com on the “glass” assignment. It was … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Fourteen: Scale and Observation

OK, I admit I’m having fun with this one. But just a little. Working at a medical university, I’m surrounded by tools that are crucial to advancements in medical science. It’s hugely important stuff and very serious business, but that … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Thirteen: ‘Ultimately, life is fleeting’

I struggled today to find an image to satisfy the Photo 101 assignment, “Moment & Motion.” And then I thought of these shots I took last summer. Family and friends of a 22-month-old girl who died of kidney cancer gathered … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Twelve: Architectural study, in monochrome

Today’s Photo 101 assignment sent us to find architecture that was just as striking in black & white as in color — if not moreso. I wandered a few blocks from the Syracuse University campus and came across this Methodist … Continue reading

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WordPress Photo 101, Day 2: Street Scene

A not-so-famous actor on his deathbed allegedly said, “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” Well, so is photography. Today’s assignment reminded me of this. As did yesterday’s. As will tomorrow’s. Today: Street scene. Think about foreground and background. Maybe try a … Continue reading

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Wordpress Photo 101: How to represent “home”

The WordPress Photo 101 assignment: take a photograph representing what “home” looks like or means to me. I’ve chosen an admittedly “busy” photo. Some objects are easily identifiable, some are not. The piano and mandolin represent the importance of music … Continue reading

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On vacation in California, the camera goes to the dogs

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — It takes about a week in Northern California to give up trying to capture the beautiful scenery with a phone camera, so you do the next best thing — take pictures of dogs. That’s easy to … Continue reading

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