Week 52: Blairsville – B&W

I have never been really good at following rules.  While on our holiday vacation (see previous post) I took along a few rolls of film and shot more than one.  Since they were different stocks and much different feels, I felt it was better to break them into two posts. One of the things I…

Week 52: Blairsville – Color

After Christmas we took a few days and traveled just north of Atlanta to Blairsville Georgia.  As you travel north on Highway 19 you go through a section of the north Georgia mountains and over part of the Appalachian Trail.  When you get to Blairsville you enter a town like so many in rural Georgia…

Week 51: Christmas 2016

If you have read pretty much any of my posts over the last year you are aware that I have two young children.  For them, and for us, Christmas is a very important time of the year.  A few years ago I photographed our entire Christmas day using a Polaroid pack camera; just the way…

Week 50: Company Holiday Party

One of the joys of being the “photography” guy is that there is an expectation that you will photograph every major company event for free.  This years “ugly sweater” themed holiday party was no exception.  Since there was an expectation that I was going to shoot the event I used it as an excuse to…

Week 49: San Francisco

My day job is working at a software company here in Atlanta.  As part of that job I have to travel for either meetings, or in this case, training on a new tool we are using as part of our solution.  This time my travels brought me to San Francisco for a week.  I was…

Week 48: Tallahassee Cross Country

This year my youngest daughter has joined a cross country team.  I love running and ran cross country when I was in high school.  I was ecstatic when she took and interest.  It also turns out that she is pretty good.  She runs in the 8 and under group so she races primarily against girls…

Week 47: Polaroid Thanksgiving

Over the years our Thanksgiving plans have changed.  For a number of years, my wife and I  would go to the beach and spend our time together.  As the girls came into our life we would sometimes return to the beach.  Other times we would get with family locally or plan a trip where the…

Week 45: Georgia Tech Football

Before I get into the post I want to share a few things I have learned recently.  When you want to review, edit and publish a large number of photographs, don’t try to use new software and expect it to work like the programs you are used to .  The second is that I need…

Week 46: Marietta Square

Marietta is a town that is about 15 minutes north of my office.  One day during lunch I drove up to photograph the square.  At one time I had worked closer to this location so I was very familiar with it.  There are always some interesting things to photograph and I love seeing what is…

Week 44: Polaroid SX-70 Color

It’s holiday break and a chance to catch up on my posts.  I have been doing well taking photos and having them developed and scanned but I have done a poor job recently of posting.  I plan to spend a good amount of time today catching up and scheduling posts over the next week. This…

Week 43: Polaroid SX-70 B&W

The last store in my neighborhood that sold film cameras and processed film closed.  As I attended the retirement party of the stores owner, there was an auction for some of the vintage cameras in his collection.  After a few cocktails I purchased a Polaroid SX-70 with sonar auto-focus.  The day after I realized what…

Week 42: Southern Bar-B-Que

In our neighborhood there is a church that has been holding a yearly bar-b-que event for over fifty years.  The men of the church start smoking the hogs the evening before the event and continue their watch through the night.  It is a right of passage for members of the church to be involved in…