Thursday, June 7, 2012


Hi, welcome to my new blog.  After being gently nudged for some time by my wife (with a cattle prod), I finally decided to take the plunge and start a blog.  I guess Lee got tired of my constant blathering about photography and figured this would redirect me to the web, where I could ramble on and nobody would have to pay attention.  So here I am!

The photograph at the top of the page is our dog, Winston, with a new friend.  Winston is an old guy of 16 who still has a zest for life.  He was in our back yard the other day when I noticed him looking at something very intently and wagging his tail.  It was this baby robin.  Putting Winston back in the house, I ran upstairs and grabbed my camera.  After taking a few shots of the robin alone, I let the dog back outside and took this picture.  Immediately afterward, the mother robin squawked and the baby flew away.  Winston is the gentlest dog I have ever known.  Until she died last year, his best friend was a cat named Sabina.

Last Friday, I met my friend Dick downtown for lunch.  Leaving early, I stopped by Cleveland's industrial area, the Flats, to take pictures.  My favorite is Escher's Stairway, taken with my Nikon D200 modified to capture infrared light.  I decided not to convert it to black & white as I thought the red color was kind of cool.  It's a closeup of a curved stairway going up a large storage tank.  Taken in bright morning sunlight, I found the shadows very interesting.  Even though I know what it is, I find it difficult to see it that way.  The shadows often become stairs to me, or I can see some of them as shadows and others as stairs at the same time in different parts of the image.  Very confusing.  I have always enjoyed Escher's work so I named it after him as the photograph could not be the way I often see it.

Well, this ends my first post.  The good news is that I finally have a blog.  The bad news (for Lee) is that I'm still going to blather endlessly about photography.  Hope any of you who stumbled onto this site enjoyed it.


  1. Congrats on the new blog Bill! I shall bookmark it and follow it as I have with other photographers I know. I like your photo at the top of the blog. :)

  2. Love your photography. Congratulations on starting a blog so I can listen to you blather and enjoy your art.
    I found you via Cindy Allman's blog and that via a google search because I liked her painting in Splash 9. My surprise was her Medina gazebo pen & ink picture.
    I lived in Strongsville and Medina from 1989-1996. We have kids and grandkids in Medina so come to visit several times a year.
    I haven't been to the Flats since probably 1994ish for a concert. Sometimes I think I'd like to move back, beautiful state - I miss the Metropark big time.
    I have been doing photography since 2000. Started with b/w film. Doing digital since 2008.
    I will watch your blog grow while enjoying your art.
    Thank you for sharing.