Month: February 2013
They have a nice bamboo grove/forest/stand at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. I heard later though that bamboo, or at least golden bamboo, is an invasive species in Alabama. Really? It seems such a benign plant compared to the mother of all invasive plant species in the south–kudzu. Of course I was also surprised by the fact that the plural of bamboo is bamboos. I thought I was being bamboozled until I looked it up in the dictionary.]]>
I see that my home town of Wichita, Kansas just got 14.2 inches of snow the other day. That’s the second greatest snowfall from any storm ever recorded there. I was living in Wichita in 1962 when the record of something like 17 inches was set. I don’t remember that storm in particular but I do remember the one in 1970 that dumped the most snowfall in any 24 hour period(13.5 inches).
It seems like we used to get that kind of snow in Montana fairly regularly, but haven’t in a long time. I miss the occasional storm that literally stops us in our tracks for a day or two. It was snowing hard when I got up yesterday morning, so I took a walk, hoping it would be one of those large dumps. Alas, it stopped at about 4 inches I think. I did get some nice shots though, including this one which reminds me of a similar one I took in Wichita back around the time of the 1970 dump there. I remember it because it was my first photo publication ever, picked as a winner in a photo competition put on by the Wichita Eagle newspaper. (Or was it already the Eagle-Beacon by then?)]]>
Here are a couple of zoomed photos with descriptions and prices of the work for sale: The two proof prints of the crow photo, Night Moves, on the wall are for sale. You can compare them to the final float-framed print on the floor. The actual differences between these three prints in this photo are not really noticeable at all. (There is more difference due to the lighting in the room than what actually exists in the images themselves.) These photos are 34″x34,” printed on 36″ paper. There may be tape marks on the white border of the prints from where they where hung on the wall. The final finished print, without framing, will sell for $595. These two proof prints are for sale for $75 each, including shipping (rolled in a shipping tube) in the continental U.S. At a price little more than the cost of production, this is a real bargain.
Above the Night Moves photos is a photo titled Fallow Field Matrix, an expanded version of a triptych I published on this blog some time back. This is one of my current favorite images and we have a framed version of it hanging on the wall in our dining room right now.
The proof print is just like the one in our dining room except it is printed on matte rather than luster paper. It measures 24″x32,” printed on 36″ paper and also may have tape marks in the border. The price for this proof print is $70, including shipping in the continental U.S.
This final proof print is of the photo titled The Secret of the Rooky Wood. It is the same dimensions as the Night Moves images described above and is also for sale for $75.
To purchase one of these four proof prints, you will need to contact me via email and I will instruct you how to make payment via credit card, PayPal or personal check. Obviously there are only these four prints available at these proof prices, and it’s first come, first served, so don’t hesitate if you are interested!]]>
We just returned from visiting relatives in Kentucky and Alabama. In this shot from the air on the way there, snow cover on the ground (but not in the trees) revealed an intricate pattern of roads overlaid on the natural drainage of some Midwestern state or the other between Minneapolis and Louisville.]]>