Goodbye Coal

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Cholla Power Plant, Joseph City, AZ © Steven Willard

The Cholla Power Plant has since closed as coal continues to drop in popularity.

Olympus EM5 with 20mm f1.7 Lumix lens processed in Stackables and Snapseed.

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Joshua Tree National Park

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Joshua Tree National Park © Steven Willard

I was so captivated Joshua Tree National Park on my first visit I promised myself to return as soon as possible. Well, Covid-19 messed that up, but Chris and I plan to make it one of the stops on our first trips, whenever that might be.

Olympus EM5 with Lumix 20mm f1.7, processed in Snapseed.

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Somewhere in Indiana

Photography

Somewhere in Indiana © Steven Willard

There is room to add “Maintain social distance”.

Olympus OMD EM5 with 14-42 kit zoom, processed in Snapseed.

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My Side Garden

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My Side Garden © Steven Willard

I have always liked the English country garden. Do you know what I’m talking about? Not the formal prissy things that need a full time gardener. No, I’m talking about the sort of garden one might find in front of a thatch roofed little place in some Cotswold village. The flowers would all be old fashioned, not something you are likely to find in the front pages of popular catalogs. The gardens always look just a bit disheveled, maybe “casual” is nearer the mark. I picture Miss Marple with an ancient trug* on her arm gathering blossoms for her table. The light is soft, just a slight breeze and the sound of a few bees working late as the sun starts to set on a late Spring evening.

*No, that is not a misspelling.

Olympus OMD EM5 with 15mm body cap lens. I processed the in camera black and white jpeg in PS EXpress and Snapseed. Can you tell I paid less than $20 for the lens? The gardeners among you will no doubt recognize that everything growing in my little patch is a weed, but aren’t they lovely?

I Remember

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

How we work today © Steven Willard

I remember when a scene like this was unusual. The lone individual sitting at a restaurant table might read the newspaper (remember those?) or sometimes a book (remember those?) but rarely did you see someone working. Now we think nothing of it.

The fellow in this photograph didn’t know I was taking his picture, but we did strike up a conversation and have since become friends. He likes the picture because it doesn’t reveal too much of him. I disagree, I think it tells quite a lot.

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Louis at home

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Louis at home © Steven Willard

Good friends are a treasure.

Olympus E-M5 with adapted 55mm f3.5 Micro Nikkor lens, processed in Snapseed.

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Love is where you least expect it

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Love © Steven Willard

Found in a small town in rural Indiana while on a cross country trip.

Olympus OMD EM5 with 20mm f1.7 Panasonic lens. Processed in PhotoCopier and Snapseed.

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Street Photography

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Mysterious Markings

So many things I don’t understand about “street photography”.

Olympus OMD E-M5 with Olympus body cap lens, processed in Snapseed.

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Framing Arizona

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

 

Framing Arizona © Steven Willard

View from Meteor Crater, Arizona, I loved the idea of putting a frame around it and calling it a picture.

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Olympus OMD EM5 with kit zoom.