I would like to introduce you to my mother and grandmother. The photograph is circa 1937, restored by me. My grandmother would have been 26 here. She died in 2005, at the age of 95. My mom is still here, still feisty, and still cute. 🙂 One day, I hope to be able to walk as fast as she does. I used to feel like a kite, walking with her as a little boy.
I post this as an introduction, and to raise a subject. Some of the photos on this blog – and it should be obvious which ones – are taken from the internet. (I do not have any personal dragon photos, for example.) The vast majority, however, are taken by me, and copyright by me. I don’t make money on my photography, nor do I have the slightest inclination to do so. Thus, if you see photos you like – to download, print, or use – I’m fine with that. I would appreciate a heads-up and an attribution, however. (Not for any reason than it helps me to draw readers.)
I do this blog for two reasons. One, it’s good practice writing extemporaneously, without a plan (or editing, heh.) Two, I write books and short stories, and want people to read them. My photographic “eye” comes from my visual cortex. It’s the same one that feeds the visual imagery of my writing. Thus, if you like my photographic eye, there’s a chance you will like the sensibility, the “voice” if you will, of my writing. In short, this blog is marketing. The other marketing I’ve done has been a waste of time. This place is me; it is my family room. Use it, but respect it, please.