2011, abandoned, America, celebration, Christmas, Christmas lights, Christmastime, Detroit, Leica, Leica M6, Leica M8, Leica M9, night, rangefound, storefront, Street Photography

Merry Christmas 2011 / Happy New Year 2012

Merry Christmas, heading into 2012, a year I never thought would come. Meanwhile downtown Detroit, a streetside window on Woodward sends it’s bright light holiday chill into the air. Plenty of seats left for singing, souping and lecturing.

rangefound Christmas tree photo

2010, California, car wash, cars, Christmas lights, discarded, Leica, Leica M9, off-road, parking lot, photography, rangefound, Street Photography

Dust Bowl Blues

South of Fresno, CA (Fall 2010) a couple cars parked off the highway next to the fill-er-up. Dust caked and time baked to distinction. Ultimately bound for glory in my book. Nice juxtaposition with the Christmas lights permanently fixed to the house.

Christmas, Christmas lights, Christmastime, rangefound, service, Street Photography

Season’s Greetings From Your Sinclair Dealer

And even more greetings from a Christmas Day drive thru the backroads, all fossil-powered and very traditional. That’s Santa back there with the Misses, behind the dinosaur.


Christmas, Christmas lights, Christmastime, Uncategorized

The Christmas Bulb

Nearing the end of the year, a time to sit back and edit all those shots that stretch years into the past. Many not scanned, resting like cordwood on contact sheets under camera parts and cans of air. Changed my OS so many times that I’m sure the scanner needs emergency driver updates too. But here, I’ve found the secret to Santa’s lead sleigh-runner. And in case I become forgetful, Merry Christmas! Bring on 2010.


Christmas lights, Leica M8, trophy, weight lifting

It may sound strange, but I just finished a 2-day jury duty and I enjoyed it. Started wondering if one could be a professional juror. Eat at the courthouse cafeteria, become familiar with all the jury rooms, acknowledge the judges silently as they pass in the halls. That knowing nod of yep, I’m back again. Collect, what, $40 a day.