Welcome to my little studio space! It has come about haphazardly, with specific goals only becoming clear in the last few months. Drawing, painting, and still life photography sort of wandered into my life and made themselves at home. Planning had to wait until I had a firm idea ofContinue Reading


I have always given credit to impressionist painters for the juxtaposition of colors in my garden. Purple shades are next to yellow hues, and red crocosmia flutes are surrounded by greens. The bellflowers, the closest to being blue, are next to purples, and the only orange blooms have a yellowContinue Reading


Description: Overhead shot of a coneflower cluster taken immediately after a welcome summer rain Background: I knew my garden would have coneflowers before even considering any other plants. They have a certain relaxed elegance that handles summer sun with grace. Here in Atlanta, the first round of buds appears in late AprilContinue Reading

In February 2019, when my first camera arrived, the Maxxum 7000i, my only goal was to capture better images of my small flower garden. That was it. I never expected to show anyone else my pictures (except my wife, who now receives prints on demand). I certainly did not seeContinue Reading

There are now 81 posts on Earth, Sun, Film. This has been a year of growth and exploration. I wrote these posts to help me process my journey and how I and the world have changed.  As I began to make plans for the next few months, I went throughContinue Reading

I’ve gotten behind on many things, mainly due to a case of Covid in the family that put everything on hold for two weeks. Now that things are back to normal, it’s time to catch up.  At the top of the list is a business project that should have beenContinue Reading

I’ve written about zombie plants before, bee balm and German thyme being the main culprits. But now, I’ll have to add a new name to the list, lantana. Yes, the lantana whose label said it was an annual. Bee balm and thyme are perennials, so one could reasonably expect toContinue Reading

I have noticed a weird behavior on my part. When shooting film, I usually take the time to write down every shot in advance. I note the film that I’m going to use, the lenses, and many times the specific apertures. Subjects, angles, and how many shots to take ofContinue Reading