16-05-05 Going Up The Country

I bring the youth of America home from sophomore year of college tomorrow.

I put this playlist together to cover the three hour drive to the school…
They get to choose the ride home list.

Whipping Post (Live) The Allman Brothers Band
Cowgirl In the Sand (Live)Neil Young
Desolation Row Bob Dylan
Sultans of Swing (Live) Dire Straits
Matty Groves Fairport Convention
Madame George Van Morrison
Ball and Chain (Live) Big Brother & The Holding Company
Mortal City Dar Williams
Three O’Clock Blues B.B. King & Eric Clapton
Amen Leonard Cohen
Sugaree (Live) Grateful Dead
Layla Derek & The Dominos
When the Music’s Over The Doors
Blackstar David Bowie
Purple Rain Prince & The Revolution
New York City Serenade Bruce Springsteen

These particular versions (many live) actually give me 30 minutes extra in case of traffic jams.

Sunrise over Queens, New York.



15-03-22 He Shoots

I took Abigail and her friends back to college today so haven’t really had a chance to work on anything. I really like the colors and light on this building but I could not find a position in the few minutes I had where I could get the building without the branches.


8-27-14 The Glass Has Water In It

Today ended the “Abigail/Lilah Transition Show” as it is time for us all to go our separate ways. These are the last two photographs I took. Hardly my best but important due to the timing.





8-21-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

I thought before the week ended/began I would get back to basics with the photo challenge: silhouette. Just a simple studio setup.




Other silhouettes:












8-19-14 Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away

“When you’re 20 you care what everyone thinks, when you’re 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you’re 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place.”



8-17-14 Sometimes You Play

Those of you who have been kind enough to follow the QH  know that I tend to stay in the real (or at least near real) when it comes to my work. But, inspired by Vlad over at Wind Against Current, and his response to both this week’s photo challenge, Silhouettes, and Ailsa’s theme, Horizons, I went wandering through the archives and found this shot that I had started playing with when I shot it in 2011 and then dropped and picked up again in 2012 and then forgot about.

In 11 days Abigail goes off on her next great adventure, college. This is good and the way it is supposed to go but I do feel as if my world has turned into some weird Peter Max/Teletubbies land.

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7-24-14 – Five Weeks (Who’s Counting)

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss


I had the chance to go out and shoot Abigail and Lilah for the first time in almost a month today.  We went out to Riverside Park or at least the path outside it. I tried to get them to the river but no luck… We were all a little rusty and we all are a little distracted. We are coming up to the end of this project. In 35 days Lilah leaves for college. In 35 days we take Abigail to college.  I am not very happy with what I shot today but I do think I got a few interesting images. You will be the judge of that…









9-4-13 Another 500 Miles


“I asked the girl if the beer was in the back.
She said
It’s a dry town
No beer, no liquor for miles around
I’d give a nickel
For a sip or two to wash me down
Out of this
Dry Town”
Miranda Lambert

Arrived in Fort Washington PA at a little after 9pm. Left Oberlin, OH about 1:30pm. Just managed to catch an Indian restaurant before it closed and grab some take out. Asked about a beer. They shut down their bar. New ownership. Asked where one might buy a beer. “All stores close at 9.” “Perhaps you could drive to Philadelphia?”
Doubt that.

Then I remembered that I had bought an extra Yuengling last night in Elyria, OH.

So, if you will excuse me…