Category Archives: Naima

Personal Photo Project of the Week #104


Portrait of a Dog that I Know
Portrait of a Dog I Know

It is pretty well established that I like pictures of animal noses. This was simply a picture of Naima’s nose.

However, since this is notoriously difficult to photograph, here are a few other attempts at dog nose from the Portrait of a Dog I Know Series.


Portrait of a Dog that I Know

Portrait of a Dog that I Know

Portrait of a Dog that I Know

Portrait of a Dog that I Know

Portrait of a Dog that I Know

Portrait of a Dog that I Know

I’m sure there will be many more Naima based Personal Photo Projects over the years. None of them will involve dog clothing though. That much is guaranteed.

Personal Photo Project of the Week #103


Art is Art
Art is Art

This project was simply to do some macro photography of my rhubarb patch. My rhubarb patch did come back a bit stronger this year, then Naima started tromping on it. But it was still good enough for my grandma and aunt Annie to get quite a bit of the good stuff out of it.

The rest of the Art is Art Series:


Art is Art

Art is Art

Art is Art

Art is Art

Art is Art

Art is Art

Art is Art

Art is Art

Art is Art

Art is Art

Hopefully next year Naima isn’t so gun-ho to take on the rhubarb, but she is puppy, what can you do?

Personal Photo Project of the Week #101


Reason and Faith
Reason and Faith

I’m not sure I ever really got the picture of Willy that I wanted, but I do know for sure that I didn’t want Naima in the picture. It is funny how a dog that has a knack for being extremely difficult to photograph, would fight her way into this picture of Willy.

Oh well, she adds some humor to this photo.

Here are a few other pictures from the Reason and Faith Series.


Reason and Faith

Reason and Faith

Reason and Faith

Reason and Faith

If you are sensing a special glow in Willy it is because these pictures were taken the same day that he won a 5K in Nevada, with a certain amount of ease it should be pointed out.

Self-Portrait Project: Week 1

To replace RWPE on Mondays this year, I am going to attempt to take a self-portrait every day this year. I have no expectations that I will take 366 winners (or even 66 winners for that matter), but that isn’t necessarily the point.

Although you will be able to see how much weight I gain this year, how much hair I lose, how much more dashing I become, and how many times I shave (over/under is at 10 for you gamblers) that isn’t really the point either.

Although I’m sure a few of the important events of 2012 will be recorded, documenting my life for 1 year isn’t really the point either.

The is a photography exercise more than anything else. An exercise to get me to attempt to think creatively at least once every day. Hopefully there are some winners in there. Hopefully I don’t gain any weight and I know that I will become exponentially more dashing. Hopefully I will have more than 10 reasons to shave this year. Hopefully there are many good milestones in my life worth documenting. But, all of those will be ancillary benefits.

I will try to take all of these pictures without assistance. Meaning, I won’t hand the camera to somebody and say, “Take a picture of me doing X.” But I’m sure that will happen on occasion.

Here are the first 8 pictures from this project.



01/01/12 12:01 AM


01/02/12 11:25 PM


01/03/12 9:12 PM


01/04/12 4:42 PM


01/05/12 6:12 PM


01/06/12 10:24 PM


01/07/12 8:41 PM


01/08/12 6:39 PM

Hopefully this will provide amusement to somebody besides me.

Personal Photo Project of the Week #90


Happy Halloween 2011
Happy Halloween 2011!

Jay and I’s traditional pumpkin carving night got moved up one night, but despite the break with tradition Jay carved that awesome pumpkin to look like Naima. As you will see, my pumpkin carving skills are considerably less than Jay’s.

More Happy Halloween pictures:


Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

I’m not sure what I will be publishing here next Friday. Although I’m finding my mode again, there is no telling what way I’ll go.