2018-11-01: Moab, Utah and Arches National Park Those of you hardy enough to stick with me here...

2018-08-27: Anti-Intellectualism Dr Karen Sibert was one of my teachers at Duke,...

2018-08-27: Black Hills Expedition I was off work last week, so of course my...

2018-07-28: Why You Shouldn't Bring Your Mom to the Hospital When You're Having Dick Surgery You’re thirty-something years old, and as far as I know,...

2018-07-16: Southwestern Jaunt | Pictures and Follow Up Finally got around to selecting some photographs from my recent...

2018-07-06: This feels like justice.

2018-07-02: Summing Up the Road Trip Eighteen hundred miles and four days later, I made it...

2018-06-29: Roadtrip, Day 3 So far my impromptu jaunt through the Southwest has presented...

2018-06-27: Road Trip Our group schedules vacation time in the fall for the...

2018-06-16: This is what happens to dessert.

2018-06-16: Dessert.

2018-06-16: This is the photo that should have accompanied the last...

2018-06-16: Sake. After lots of bourbon ,rye, and sushi at Izakaya...

2018-06-16: Date night with the missus. That’s a Foxhattan on the...

2018-06-15: Amoebic Meningoencephalitis Season Opener It’s summertime, and thus time for my favorite microbe to...

2018-06-13: Servicing Vintage Cameras Last night I packed up one of my old cameras,...

2018-06-11: www.cato.org Drug prohibition, like alcohol Prohibition before it, has been...

2018-06-09: 7A to 7P Again My turn in the on-call barrel again today. I’m on...

2018-06-07: Following pre-op instructions might be a good idea Well, after yesterday’s whinge-fest of a blog post, I’m happy...

2018-06-06: Gulliver vs the Lilliputians I might just need an attitude adjustment. I have been...

2018-06-02: Congratulations Chandler! Crawfish, Colorado style. A slightly different slant on a south...

2018-06-02: I put my last labor epidural in place just after...

2018-06-01: As I feared it might, my 8-to-12-hour shift on the...

2018-06-01: I was originally scheduled today to do a couple of...

2018-05-31: Mama Tried It started with a recent episode of Fear The Walking...

2018-05-30: Just Another Day It’s been one of those days where I take 2...

2018-05-29: Sometimes good light is worth a bad photograph.

2018-05-28: I was on backup call last night; mercifully, the phone...

2018-05-27: Great Dunes NP Part 2 Got back the last roll of film from our Great...

2018-05-27: Memorial Weekend It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US, which means...

2018-05-23: I love this clipping from Dad’s scrapbook: the undersized Sixth...

2018-05-22: Finally got my Dad’s high school and college scrapbooks, from...

2018-05-22: Back on the Labor & Delivery suite for a 24-hour...

2018-05-20: Copyright scofflaw Found out today that scanning my father’s decaying high-school and...

2018-05-20: Put our boy on a plane back to Kentucky at...

2018-05-20: The Blank Roll I shot two rolls of film, and part of a...

2018-05-18: Photos from Hayden Park Here’s a handful of photos from our hike at Hayden...

2018-05-18: Great Sand Dunes National Park We made a day trip yesterday to Great Sand Dunes...

2018-05-17: Did a short local hike with my son yesterday, at...

2018-05-15: Polaroid journal part 2 Here are a couple of pictures from the SX-70 that...

2018-05-14: Postcall day off A quiet few days. No complaints. Had a good day...

2018-05-10: Had another decent night on the Labor & Delivery deck....

2018-05-09: Back on the Labor Deck Back on the Labor And Delivery deck for another 24-hour...

2018-05-09: Got my a$$ kicked by a 7-hour craniotomy that ended...

2018-05-08: The guy in the next lane became apoplectic when, signal...

2018-05-06: Polaroid Journal I mentioned in a previous post that I’d acquired my...

2018-05-05: Trying to wind down enough to take a nap, three...

2018-05-02: To DNR, or not to DNR Elder-care and end-of-life issues have been much on my mind,...

2018-05-01: Divided loyalties. One is my alma mater; the other, my...

2018-05-01: Lotta downtime in my schedule today. Waiting to go to...

2018-05-01: Café Hayek If you are of libertarian – that is, “classical liberal”,...

2018-05-01: Alfie Evans You don’t have to be “pro-life”, a religious fundamentalist, or...

2018-04-30: A Note on the Micro.blog Platform A few of you guys have asked me how the...

2018-04-30: Wrapping Things Up Flew home to Denver yesterday, after leaving my parents’ home...

2018-04-28: In Dallas doing elder-care business. Can I make a plea...

2018-04-26: Maybe Micro.blog? I’ve tried ‘em all. Wordpress; Facebook (god help me); Instagram;...

2018-04-26: I’m going on indefinite social-media hiatus. The reasons are legion,...

2017-03-02: Me and Elijah Craig Small Batch — 94 proof up...

2017-02-10: It was 75° in Denver today. So I’m enjoying the...

2016-11-24: In the spirit of thanksgiving excess…

2016-11-03: Sugar, dough, sugar, grease. Did I mention sugar?

2016-10-29: “Wow” is about all I can say.

2016-10-29: Good things to know. I thought that soiling one’s trousers...

2016-10-14: Waiting to start a case….

2016-10-02:

2016-09-26: Running late with postings. Nice bike ride last week along...

2016-09-10: Visiting friends in Edwards, CO

2016-09-05: My ice sphere has melted. Just as well, because its...

2016-09-05: View from the roof of my apartment in Denver. I...

2016-09-05: Stole this shot from @davidbram.

2016-09-04: This rather taciturn pair was on duty at the National...

2016-09-04: davidbram emerges from the subway, having survived another encounter with...

2016-09-04: Cab driver in Kyoto, 2 Sept 2016. Love the headrest...

2016-09-04: davidbram getting the shot in Tokyo.

2016-09-04: Chie and Ritsuko at Mt Rokko Photo Festival, 28 Aug...

2016-09-04: davidbram and @ynpynp, Tokyo, 31 Aug 2016

2016-09-01: Display window of a portrait studio, Kyoto.

2016-09-01: One image from an extensive collection of W. Eugene Smith’s...

2016-09-01: At the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

2016-09-01: Lunch in Kyoto. Cold soba with tempura and barley tea....

2016-09-01: These things are awesome. Hot pastries shaped like fish, filled...

2016-09-01: For the fam…

2016-09-01: Egg sandwiches are my friend in Nippon. Dark bread not...

2016-09-01: The customer-survey virus has infected Japan also. Here is the...

2016-08-31: What passes for traveling “light” with some people @davidbram

2016-08-31: Lunch in Kyoto with @davidbram . Overhead, a Japanese voice...

2016-08-31: Dinner last night somewhere in Tokyo near Shinagawa station. Hole-in-the-wall...

2016-08-31: Mystery Item Of The Day. Breakfast-to-go at the train station:...

2016-08-31: Waiting for the show to start with @ynpynp and @davidbram...

2016-08-30: At the station near the hotel, Tokyo.

2016-08-30: Nice polite note from the front desk. Amazing.

2016-08-30: Lest it be misplaced, the sweetener is taped to the...

2016-08-30: Intersection of wall and carpet

2016-08-30: 54th floor with a panoramic view of Tokyo. Quite something....

2016-08-30: Now to the yogurt parfait. Standard Starbucks-type item, with separate...

2016-08-30: Mystery Breakfast Item Of The Day. The shape and size...

2016-08-30: Breakfast at Precious Coffee Moments with @davidbram . Egg salad...

2016-08-30: Patron saint of Kentucky.

2016-08-30: Note the sodden shirt and glistening forehead. I have been...

2016-08-29: Where we ate lunch

2016-08-29: Works of art

2016-08-29: Lunch.

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2016-08-29: June Cleaver-esqe white bread is popular here.

2016-08-29: Nice leg. The rest of him was trying to tell...

2016-08-29: At this morning’s coffee shop, the bussing stand. Note the...

2016-08-29: Floor and wall maybe scuffed, but when is the last...

2016-08-29: This is clever and tasty. The syrup and butter are...

2016-08-29: Breakfast at Precious Coffee Moment. Egg salad sandwich sized for...

2016-08-29: I do not believe I have ever seen a three...

2016-08-29: Made the required pilgrimage to Yodobashi Camera Store in Tokyo....

2016-08-29: Hand-hold on the seat back in the Shinkansen, to steady...

2016-08-29: Excellent beef and chicken curry for late lunch/early dinner

2016-08-29: For Trent!

2016-08-28: An incredible mass of humanity crossing the street

2016-08-28: This, my friends, is called “breast ice cream”. So näturlicht,...

2016-08-28: What to order? Fried whale? Eel? Yes!

2016-08-28: davidbram of @fractionmedia doin’ what he do at the Mt...

2016-08-27: at Tanto Tempo Gallery in Kobe for @fractionmedia David Bram’s...

2016-08-25: Its so hot here, I can’t drink enough to keep...

2016-08-25: Delicious lunch in Kobe. This is a beautiful, orderly country....

2016-06-29: So much for healthy eating in Denver. Please. Send. Insulin....

2016-02-18: With a nod to @davidbram, who I believe journals with...

2015-12-13: At some point, without consulting me, my children became adults....

2015-12-03: On my way to DEN. This flight is almost comically...

2015-11-27: What a nice surprise! A lovely Chicago-distilled bourbon, courtesy of...

2015-11-17: Asleep on a bench in the ER waiting room. Snoring...

2015-11-13: In Cleveland for a professional conference. Tonite I drink this...

2015-11-11: Things you see in hospital parking lots: a pumpkin nestled...

2015-11-07: LSU at Alabama. GEAUX TIGERS!!

2015-09-16: Your tax dollars at work at the county clerk’s office....

2015-08-28: flakphoto friend of my daughter

2015-08-28: flakphoto friend of my daughter

2015-08-25: For classy automotive-decor elegance, right up there with truck nuts....

2014-04-11: Gordy's Straps review A camera strap should be the essence of simplicity: a...

2014-03-29: Googling My Patients A thoughtful friend recently pointed me to this New York...

2014-02-07: Conquering the Apostrophe: A Pedant's Plea What is it with the apostrophe? Slacker among punctuation marks,...

2014-01-28: Why I Don't Treat My Own Kids Sitting in the living room, head down in my laptop,...

2011-12-12: Enter Tumblr If you’ve been following me here for any length of...

2011-11-02: Arrival in Shanghai I made it. The flight was a surreal experience. The...

2011-11-02: Ten hours gone 1200Z, 6 hours left, over Laptev sea between Russia and...

2011-11-02: On My Way to China 2100Z, 33,000 ft, somewhere over the Canadian North. A short...

2011-10-18: Lishui Photo Festival 2011, Courtesy of Fraction Magazine Not sure why I’ve not yet mentioned this, but here...

2011-05-12: A New Collaboration In my last post I mentioned a new collaboration I’d...

2011-03-31: Catching up some good news A few items I have neglected to post: First, the...

2011-02-27: Finding the right tools Chaos and clutter having finally brought my home-office space to...

2011-01-16: Blog love and New Directions I was pleased to find my work 52 Miles mentioned...

2010-12-14: New Directions 2011 at wall space, Santa Barbara [caption id=”attachment_2563” align=”aligncenter” width=”600” caption=”K, West Virginia, June 2010”][/caption] I...

2010-11-14: Fuji GF670 Medium Format Rangefinder: A Review I recently tested the Fujifilm GF670 folding medium-format rangefinder camera...

2010-11-08: New York Times Magazine 2010-11-05 In case anyone missed my shameless Facebook and Twitter chest-thumping...

2010-10-25: Vacation debrief We made it home late Saturday evening from our week...

2010-10-10: Commerce, and pending reviews A few things going on here at Sebastian Empire World...

2010-10-09: My Film+Digital Hybrid Workflow Someone emailed recently asking about my film+digital “hybrid” workflow. While...

2010-09-18: ScanSnap 1500M mini-review I’ve been using a new gadget for only a few...

2010-09-14: RIP Portra 400NC & 400VC; hello Portra 400 Via the British Journal of Photography, and elsewhere, comes the...

2010-09-13: Autumn in the air? I've been loving the cooler temperatures and dryer, clearer air...

2010-09-01: The Bad News and the Good News Within a seven-day span last week I received two emails,...

2010-08-02: Apple Magic Trackpad mini-review The Apple Magic Trackpad has been out a few weeks...

2010-07-20: Summer dog days [caption id=”attachment_2261” align=”aligncenter” width=”602” caption=”Swim meet, Louisville, 7/18/10”][/caption] With our...

2010-06-11: Review Santa Fe After-Action Report Spent last weekend at Review Santa Fe. It was a...

2010-05-29: Review Santa Fe countdown I leave for Review Santa Fe in four days. I'm...

2010-04-17: Review Santa Fe here I come Well, it looks like I’m going to Review Santa Fe...

2010-03-30: "52 Miles" at the Griffin Museum Virtual Gallery I am delighted to be the current featured photographer in the...

2010-03-22: Review Santa Fe news Got an email on Friday from the Center. The Review...

2010-03-15: Figital scanner solution? Stephen Schaub, over at Figital Revolution, has laid down some...

2010-03-10: Nearly all Fuji color negative films to be discontinued Over on the Analog Photography Users Group there are frequent...

2010-03-06: Fraction Magazine Issue 12: run, don't walk. Fraction Magazine Issue #12 is now available for your viewing...

2010-02-28: Making my peace with digital; or, Where To Go From Here? Kodak recently announced that Ektar 100, its stunningly sharp, saturated,...

2010-01-27: 2010 Center Awards Got my application submitted. For once I wasn’t hard up...

2010-01-19: Public privacy After being accosted yet again today while photographing in my...

2010-01-11: Griffin Museum exhibition pre-announcement I’m very pleased to announce that my portfolio of work, 52 Miles,...

2009-12-19: PhotoNOLA debriefing [caption id=”attachment_1836” align=”aligncenter” width=”540” caption=”Hotel room view, Central Business District,...

2009-12-14: Recent blog action Up to my neck in recent preparations for PhotoNOLA, I...

2009-12-07: Portrait amid the ruins [caption id=”attachment_1813” align=”aligncenter” width=”500” caption=”Main Street, Louisville, 11/09. T-Max 400,...

2009-12-03: Photographers I Like: Mike Peters Mike Peters is a New Jersey-based photographer with whom I...

2009-11-28: Rodinal and 100TMX stand development With my Jobo still out for repair* I haven’t processed...

2009-11-26: Thanksgiving thoughts Thanksgiving is of course a day for reflection and gratitude,...

2009-11-19: Featured on Lenscratch today! I’m honored to be featured on Aline Smithson’s Lenscratch today, right...

2009-11-16: Five Inkjet Papers Considered As I prepare my portfolio for review at PhotoNOLA next...

2009-11-15: More from Florida With my Jobo out of commission, film processing delays are...

2009-11-08: Homage to Kentucky autumn [caption id=”attachment_1639” align=”aligncenter” width=”500” caption=”Prospect, Kentucky, October 2009. RZ67, 127mm,...

2009-11-08: Center for Fine Art Photography Portraits exhibition now online I mentioned a couple of months back that I’d had...

2009-11-08: T. rex revisited [caption id=”attachment_1599” align=”aligncenter” width=”500” caption=”Cave City, KY, October 2009. RZ67,...

2009-10-06: Nikon abandons its scanner users: Snow Leopard support not forthcoming I purchased a new Nikon 9000 film scanner a little...

2009-09-23: Dan Winters on Portrait Photography Interesting video, from FLYP Media via YouTube, of one of...

2009-09-20: Analog tribulations Digital-shooting film detractors frequently, and rightly, point out that a...

2009-09-04: Patting myself on the back I am honored, and very pleased, that this image was...

2009-08-11: Fuji Instax 200 first impressions [caption id=”attachment_1309” align=”aligncenter” width=”500” caption=”end of road, August 2009”][/caption] After...

2009-08-07: Convenience Store, Waddy, Kentucky, and other difficulties [caption id=”attachment_1218” align=”aligncenter” width=”500” caption=”Condiments”][/caption] Came across this place along...

2009-07-18: Ektar 100 and Portra 160VC compared I have continued to put Kodak’s spectacular new film, Ektar...

2009-07-17: Old-School Curmudgeon Speaks...& Spells While I have much love for my fellow photographers, can...

2009-06-14: Lab mishap at the Dinosaur Theme Park, and other reminiscences One of the perils of shooting film is that on...

2009-05-24: Tim Hyde and Fraction Issue #7 featured on NYT "Lens" Blog In my last blog entry I wrote to thank David...

2009-05-13: Fraction Magazine Issue 7 is out... …and I am honored to be included in this one-year...

2009-05-07: Ektar 100 in 120: first thoughts I’m halfway throught my first ProPack of the new 120-size...

2009-04-20: Chamonix + Compound + Dogmar images In my last blog post I recorded some initial impressions...

2009-04-16: The Dogmar barks, at last After nearly a month at SK Grimes getting worked over,...

2009-04-10: Large Format film-to-digital: it's the workflow, stupid Since my last intensive photographic phase began five years ago---I...

2009-04-08: Amon Carter visit We spent last week in that sprawling, wind-blown megalopolis known...

2009-03-25: Wherefore art thou, Dogmar? The Dogmar and its Compound shutter are still at SK...

2009-03-25: Chamonix 45n-1 first look I had written in a previous post of the Chamonix...

2009-03-12: Compound / Dogmar update I wrote recently of my discovery of a wonderful old...

2009-02-24: Daguerreotypes Nearly thirty years ago I bought at a flea market...

2009-02-21: Not sure this is a good idea   [caption id=”attachment_632” align=”aligncenter” width=”500” caption=”Kids Eat Free All Weekend”][/caption]...

2009-02-19: Christmas in February Finding unexpected treasure is always an exciting experience. Mine came...

2009-02-19: Winter returns; Fuji GX680III field report Well, so much for the beautiful spring-like weather of ten...

2009-02-08: At last, a sunny day! Upper 50’s and sunny today. The ice is melting all...

2009-01-30: More winter storm scenes [caption id=”attachment_521” align=”aligncenter” width=”600” caption=”Sofa under viaduct”][/caption] It got a...

2009-01-28: Winter storm hammers Kentucky [caption id=”attachment_488” align=”aligncenter” width=”332” caption=”Yours truly on the patio”][/caption] Kentucky,...

2009-01-17: "No photography allowed"...or is it? I took advantage of a rare sunny, not-so-frigid day to...

2009-01-16: Chamonix 4x5 view camera en route soon--I hope For some 20-odd years I’ve been hauling around an old...

2009-01-16: C-41 bleach at last Found a viable source for C41 bleach. A 5-gallon cube...

2009-01-14: Courier-Journal article about the Perm exhibition The Louisville Courier-Journal has published an article about my fellow...

2009-01-12: C-41 tribulations Although I am fully digital-capable, I still shoot a large...

2009-01-11: Upcoming exhibition: Perm, Russia I am proud to be a part of the exhibition...

2008-09-26: You're not a prisoner here Sometimes patients–and more often, their families–leave me shaking my head....

2008-09-24: Celtis occidentalis, RIP I am happy to report that electrons began to flow...

2008-09-19: Power Outage, Day 5 This is Day 5 of the Hurricane Ike Power Outage...

2008-09-10: Busted After we got back from Cincinnati, I still had a...

2008-09-09: Family hour: a visitor's guide to STAYING AWAY It’s the middle of the workday, in the middle of...

2008-09-09: NPO Means "Don't Eat or Drink!" Seriously. This means YOU. In the ongoing saga of Patient (Ir)responsibility (as ably documented...

2008-09-07: Bodies: The Exhibition Today we drove 90 minutes to Cincinnati to see Bodies:...

2008-09-07: Rained out My plans for yet another re-visit to the Arena demolition...

2008-09-03: Arena site re-visit, Part Two I wrote in my previous post about some of the...

2008-09-03: Arena site re-visit Although it’s not as much fun when one is LEGALLY...

2008-09-02: Back to the waterfront... On Saturday evening, I drove back downtown to the waterfront...

2006-08-09: Questions You Gotta Ask Sitting through a more-than-five-hour-long hysterectomy today got me thinking–again–about why...

2006-08-08: We Gotta Get Real Anyone wondering why healthcare costs rise at integer multiples of...

2006-07-27: A Thousand Pounds of Patient (Made My Quota) Those of you who did the math in yesterday’s blog...

2006-07-26: A Thousand Pounds of Patient (Almost) The Fattening of America is no secret in our operating...