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So it’s hurricane season (or has been for weeks but has finally been picking up). And that means, among other things, potential for good storm clouds (perfect for watching and picture snapping). Having grown up with hurricanes, I actually look forward to the crazy storms. While I wait for this year’s batch of end-of-summer storms and ‘canes, here are a few of my favorite storm cloud pics from the recent past:

How about you guys? Do you like watching big storms?

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Had forgotten about this lovely little ‘A’ I photographed a while ago. The contrast of color makes me smile.

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Rainbow

10/08/2013 — 1 Comment

Some days you just need a rainbow. A little color to perk you up and brighten your day.

Today, I need a rainbow. And this is my idea of a beautiful, rainbow-y thing. Not a field of daisies or a pink cosmopolitan or a wiggly little puppy. Nope. Oily old machinery on a rainy day is all the rainbow I need today.

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How ’bout you guys? What brightens your day?

Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Wet

09/08/2013 — Leave a comment

It’s been a rainy week in Charm City which is always a nice change from the usual hot, sunny weather we tend to get this time of year. Even so, it’s been a little frustrating to work around when you’re trying to swim laps outside.

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How about you guys? How’s the weather been in your neck of the woods?

B&O

07/08/2013 — Leave a comment

Lately I’ve been catching myself noticing bits and pieces of numbers and letterforms as I go through my day more often than usual. I’ll be walking to catch a train into town or to meet a friend and a peeling sign will catch my eye, or utility work stencils or some such. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed this habit of mine already.

Here’s a pair of letterforms that caught my eye in a rail yard. If you know your railroad history, the letters should be familiar.

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Spray paint

31/07/2013 — Leave a comment

This photo has been resting in a folder on my hard drive longer than I care to admit, even so I still like the contrast of colors and the drip of paint frozen in place.

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Flowers

24/07/2013 — Leave a comment

There’s not much of a story behind these little flowers, but they leapt out at me among a yard of decaying machinery.

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Springy

22/07/2013 — Leave a comment

Kind of in love with this springy combination of colors and the subtle textures in this photograph. Maybe I’m nuts, but rotting machinery can be so strangely beautiful.

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Pink

15/07/2013 — Leave a comment

I’m not really a pink person, but the contrast of the bright pink against the pale blue and the almost violent abrasions to this surface work for me.

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Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

Wet

12/07/2013 — Leave a comment

Another rainy day in Baltimore…

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Registered

10/07/2013 — Leave a comment

Found this forgotten shot of mine while organizing my hard drive over the weekend. Really really liking the color palette in this one.

Registered by AmandaMuses

Update: Like this photo? Now it’s available as a matted archival print here in my Etsy shop.

A-B Sorting

07/07/2013 — Leave a comment

For some reason, today I decided to start sorting and moving old files from a local drive to a backup. And since I am the visual sort, it is inevitable that I end up looking through folder after folder of old images. This will probably mean a flurry of posts featuring some of what I found while sorting. Here’s one for instance:

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527 Raw

21/06/2013 — Leave a comment

I may not approve of wearing fur, but there’s something about the layered type in this old sign that caught my eye. Tripping over finds like this in my travels always makes me smile.

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Layers

08/02/2013 — Leave a comment

Maybe it’s wanderlust, or maybe it’s just the winter but on an overcast day like today, I could use a little color. Last year I managed to travel quite a bit and made a a few trips down to New Orleans where I took this picture. There’s something about the layered letterforms and deteriorating colors and texture that just feels warm and summery.

Layered found type

Winter

11/01/2013 — Leave a comment

It’s not often that I miss living out west (see also: the Rockies), since in general I am a coastal creature. But this time of year when my mountain state friends start to post pictures of heaps of snow or other more traditional winter-y scenes, I start to miss those Rockies a little:

Snow filigree

Buried in the Blizzard

Blizzard Tree

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Autumn

11/11/2012 — Leave a comment

It’s hard to believe, but today it was warm and sunny enough to be driving around town with the windows down. Even though it’s November, Baltimore is, as usual, somewhat reluctant to admit that it’s fall and that winter will be on the way soon enough.

Light leaves

The leaves are still hanging on though. And some flowers too….

Fall Flowers

Oh well. At least it’s fun while it lasts…

Update: Like these photos? Now they’re available printed on pillows & totes here on Print All Over Me.

Geometric

29/10/2012 — Leave a comment

The other day while pausing for a coffee to warm up after a swim, I noticed the light and shadows as they did something special on a quiet afternoon…


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Mercury

22/10/2012 — Leave a comment

The other day I took a long walk through town. I had an old camera with a roll of film that needed to be finished for processing so with a bag full of cameras I set out on a photo hunt. While exploring, I came across a building with the most incredible texture. It seemed as though the entire facade had been coated in Mercury.

Mercury

Jungle

14/10/2012 — Leave a comment

Not all that long ago, I found myself in a tropical jungle…

Purple jungle

Ok, maybe not…But the sun was hot, the air was humid and boy were the plants pretty…

Midwest

10/10/2012 — Leave a comment

One sunny morning while exploring, I came across this little fella…

Midwest

I thought he was pretty charming. What do you think?