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PJ Charles

22nd August 2014

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Waiting out the storm

Waiting out the storm

Tagged: black and white photographyLeicamonochrome

21st August 2014

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Reflected City

For the many faults Dallas is credited with, I have to confess that I really enjoy shooting here.

Reflected City

For the many faults Dallas is credited with, I have to confess that I really enjoy shooting here.

Tagged: black and white photographyLeica

20th August 2014

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For as long as I can remember PD and I have shared a birthday dinner. Early in our relationship they were raucous good times where we stayed out late and toasted another year with a bottle of bubbly followed by bottles of wine. This year was a difficult one to schedule. He was celebrating a milestone (see my post of 8.4) and our schedules happened to have us in different places until mid September. Quite unexpectedly the stars aligned and on Friday night two tired and slightly less raucous celebrants headed off to one of my favorite dining establishments in Dallas – FT33. To me the bar seems the stuff of legend. Old Skool mixology using new ingredients (anyone ever had a gin old fashioned or the $20 milkshake?) and bar keeps with personality and panache.
Dinner is an adventure with unique flavor combinations artistically presented. We had a few cocktails, a lovely dinner and sadly made our way to our respective homes well before the bewitching hour of…. 9 pm. Ahhhh…. such are the vagaries of the years but the dinner couldn’t have been lovelier. For years, my Dad has sworn that it is “never too early to go to bed” and on this Friday night I had to agree. FT33 http://wp.me/s31Oko-ft33 For as long as I can remember PD and I have shared a birthday dinner. Early in our relationship they were raucous good times where we stayed out late and toasted another year with a bottle of bubbly followed by bottles of wine.

Tagged: diningphotographyrestaurants

19th August 2014

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Years ago for Christmas my mother gave me a book titled “Wisdom”. It inspires me not only for the message but for the beautiful portraits – tight and cropped – where you can see the experience of a face. It sits in my favorite room on a cocktail table. Often in my photographic journey I have thought it would be fun to be able to do that. And so I set about learning. And, if you are going to do portraits, what better way than call upon those that have been willing guinea pigs throughout the process – TG, PD, PC and the incomparable Ellie – who, on this day, was in rare form due to the end of camp and a monstrously large cupcake. Three hours, 388 photos later, some laughs, and an even greater respect for Peter Poulides of the Spot Studio, I had completed my first attempts. I love the photos I now have and it is hard for me to pick one. Over the coming weeks, I will work with them, and tinker but here is a first glimpse. Portraits Years ago for Christmas my mother gave me a book titled “Wisdom”. It inspires me not only for the message but for the beautiful portraits - tight and cropped - where you can see the experience of a face.

Tagged: photographyportraits

18th August 2014

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Self Portrait

And rain it did! Nearly all day the rain came down in steady torrents. Finally, I decided to head out braving the downpour to take some photos with a Leica Monochrome I had rented for a few days.

Self Portrait

And rain it did! Nearly all day the rain came down in steady torrents. Finally, I decided to head out braving the downpour to take some photos with a Leica Monochrome I had rented for a few days.

Tagged: black and white photographyLeicamonochromestreet photographyurban landscapes

17th August 2014

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Rest Day

A week of non stop activity has left PJ a bit tired. I am looking forward to a rest day.

Rest Day

A week of non stop activity has left PJ a bit tired. I am looking forward to a rest day.

Tagged: coffeephotographyrest

16th August 2014

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Summer visits

alone with Little a. and J. are finished for the year - which makes me sad. Whether the visits to LBI in the early years or the routine of the summer week with us in California, I look forward to our time with them.

Summer visits

alone with Little a. and J. are finished for the year - which makes me sad. Whether the visits to LBI in the early years or the routine of the summer week with us in California, I look forward to our time with them.

Tagged: photographysummer

15th August 2014

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940 http://wp.me/s31Oko-940

The weekend upon us and longing for the California sky

940 http://wp.me/s31Oko-940

The weekend upon us and longing for the California sky

Tagged: Architecturephotography

14th August 2014

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What I have always appreciated about California is the brilliance of its blues contrasted against the verdant greens – best seen in places like Big Sur and Tahoe, but on this morning walk in Laguna, the spectrum was inspiring.

Blue skies What I have always appreciated about California is the brilliance of its blues contrasted against the verdant greens - best seen in places like Big Sur and Tahoe, but on this morning walk in Laguna, the spectrum was inspiring.

Tagged: Laguna Beachphotography

13th August 2014

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Rose

The square was filled with fountains and children laughing as they played in the water. The roses a beautiful contrast against white water under the morning sun.

Rose

The square was filled with fountains and children laughing as they played in the water. The roses a beautiful contrast against white water under the morning sun.

Tagged: photographySan Jose