Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: Chicago, photography, sunrise

Big sky. Big clouds. Big color… and therefore, a BIG PHOTO!

Categories: photography, sunrise

Stunning sunrise colors sweeping the sky this morning
if for only a few moments. Then it was back to gray, back to clouds.
But this morning’s sunrise was STUNNING…
and deserves a larger panoramic photo!!!

Categories: photography, sunrise

Big sky. Big colors. Big reflections.

Categories: Chicago, photography

Just a cool example of when the “auto-focus” feature
doesn’t quite know what to do?!

Categories: photography, sunrise

Big sky. Big clouds. Big photo.

Categories: photography

A lot of people have asked what kind of camera I use for my morning sunrise photos! It’s just a little point & shoot… nothing fancy… that fits in the rear pocket on my biking jersey! Oh yeah, always in a ziplock bag so it doesn’t get all sweaty wet!!!

This one is brand new as today was its first voyage out for sunrises! My previous one was the same brand & style… it was just not working well. Some times the image in the viewfinder window would just wiggle… and then it would automatically shut down after two or three shots… and the last straw was when it totally gave up and stopped turning on… kinda like it couldn’t open its own aperture?!

Sure, maybe it could have broken from all the use… I’ve taken a LOT of sunrises with my old camera. Or all of the jostling while I’m bike riding… or times I got caught in the rain… or the times I dropped it…. or the times I would take it out to take photos on a roller coaster… or any of the other countless times I mishandled the camera!!! HA!!!

So yes, my sunrises are shot with this little baby…
but I do use my iPhone for panorama shots & videos!!!

Categories: photography, sunrise

Big sky. Colorful clouds. Stunning reflections…
all better with a panoramic photo!!!

Categories: photography, sunrise
Categories: creativity, friends, photography

Remember when people would actually write cards, letters & postcards… well, we’re bringing it back!!! My friends Emma & Clayton have started a new program to get people writing again… THE POSTCARD CLUB. I just got my first packet of postcards with some of Emma’s cool photographs on them! Can’t wait to mail them out… but to who?… that’s the question!

For more info…

Categories: inspiration, nature, photography

Always love driving through central Illinois. There’s a certain serenity to the rural landscape, the newly planted fields, the vast open sky… and my favorite assortment of dilapidated old barns… like this one!