Category Archives: Black and White

Window Curtains

Window Curtains

Window Curtains

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” Elizabeth Gilbert

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The Gate

The Gate

The Gate

“I often think of my work as visual haiku. It is an attempt to evoke and suggest through as few elements as possible rather than to describe with tremendous detail.” – Michael Kenna

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Finals Are Over

It was along night

It was a long night

Graduation were the past two weeks so along with that are the long nights studying for finals. I noticed this young man at one of the local coffeehouses. Hope everyone has a great 3 day weekend!

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Starbursts

Late afternoon lighting at Bean Cycle coffeehouse

Late afternoon lighting at Bean Cycle coffeehouse

“To be aware that you are still alive, that you are walking on this beautiful planet—that is a form of enlightenment.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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Bokeh

Depth of Field, taken at 35mm f2.0

Depth of Field, taken at 35mm f2.0

The term comes from the Japanese word boke the “blur quality”. The Japanese term boke is also used in the sense of a mental haze or senility. The term bokashi is related, meaning intentional blurring or gradation.

The English spelling bokeh was popularized in 1997 in Photo Techniques magazine, when Mike Johnston, the editor at the time, commissioned three papers on the topic for the March/April 1997 issue; he altered the spelling to suggest the correct pronunciation to English speakers, saying “it is properly pronounced with bo as in bone and ke as in Kenneth, with equal stress on either syllable”. 

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Infectious Smile

Infectious Smile

Infectious Smile

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Through the Window

Through the Window

Through the Window

Lobby of the Armstrong Hotel taken through the window of Mugs coffeehouse. 

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