Water clover

Water clover

Marsilea quadrifolia. In Ongley Pond at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT.

This is a good example for not getting rid of old photos. When I took it, it was a muddy mess and I didn’t have the tools to clean it up. When it came up randomly in a picture picker recently, I ran it through PhotoShop and was able to make it presentable. The hidden detail was surprising.


Tiny red covered bridge

Tiny red covered bridge

Covered foot bridge over a gate in a dam on Fountain Lake Reservoir in Ansonia, CT.

Demon Minion

Demon Minion

A despicable red pull-tab from a can of Cheerwine cherry soda.  This was one of the most difficult things I’ve tried to photograph.  The camera just didn’t want to focus on it in any light or background.  I put it against a black background to make it look darker and redder and despicabler.

Photographed for this week’s Macro Mondays challenge, “Pareidolia” (seeing faces and other familiar shapes in unrelated things).

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

I have to watch my shows.

One way to make a photo more disturbing is to turn it not obviously upside down. Viewers can tell something’s wrong, but they’re not sure what. Other ways are to make it slightly redder and the lighting a bit harsher.

Munch Madness: Grilled Zucchini vs. Baked Manicotti

Munch Madness: Grilled Zucchini vs. Baked Manicotti

Zucchini was a little green on the food court, but Manicotti’s moves were cheesy and pasta ball out of bounds. Zucchini nearly got squashed. In the end it was a draw, with both players feeling chewed up.

From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.