Blog: Words and images

Robin and berries

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It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another photo of the week and the story behind the image.

I seldom photograph American Robins because they are too easy to photograph. That statement may sound like a contradiction, but it’s fact. 

Robins are very common most of the year in my area so finding one isn’t difficult. They also aren’t as skittish as many other birds so they don’t fly off when I approach with my camera. It isn’t a challenge to get a photo of a robin, so I often ignore them. …

Market scene

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It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another photo of the week and the story behind the image.

It’s amazing how one everyday object in a photo can tie a street scene to a specific location.

Take this photo, for example. It would be an interesting street scene photograph without the red phone booths. With them, the scene becomes London.

The red phone booths (or boxes, as Englanders call them) are iconic symbols of the United Kingdom and are found throughout England. …

Capturing the Cubed Curve

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I like public art. The sculptures that dot sidewalks and parks in many major cities can provide interesting viewing and, in many cases, attractive photographs.

My featured gallery for June includes photos of Cubed Curve, a sculpture that sits outside the Time-Life Building on the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street in New York City. The sculpture, by New York-born artist William Crovello, was commissioned by the Association for a Better New York and installed in 1972.