Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Underworld, originally uploaded by Bruce M Walker.

#ds155 The Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/04/19: It's metal Monday! Find a metallic subject today and make an interesting photo.

- AF540FGZ Pentax flash with Honl 1/8" Speed Grid, handheld below typewriter
- Honl 8" Speed Snoot unrolled flat, cantilevered over keys, on top of typewriter, and weighted down with a 2nd (powered-off) 540FGZ flash :-)
- flash triggered optically from K20D body's popup.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I'm in a book ...

So besides being in a gallery (well, starting May 7; see previous posting) I'm in a book too! Twice! :-)
Info ...

The best photography from the Pentax-Discuss Mail List, with all net profits donated to CureSearch, the National Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Edited by Mark Roberts with Associate Editors Scott Loveless and Bill Robb. With a foreword by Doug Brewer.

ISBN 978-1-4507-0950-7

One of my shots is featured in the previous blog entry. The other is this one ...

Dancers 2

I'm in a gallery ...

I'm in a gallery ...

One of my shots will shortly be hanging in a Chicago gallery thanks to members of the Pentax-Discuss Mail List (PDML), the DANKHaus German American Cultural Center, a City Arts Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and money from Illinois Arts Council.

If you're in the area I'd urge you to drop by. The PDML photogs are a talented bunch and the images you'll see are top-notch.

Here's the shot that the gallery's curator accepted. You've seen this here before ...


Friday, April 02, 2010


Crocus, originally uploaded by Bruce M Walker.

Well spring arrived ... and was instantly replaced by summer. It's 24 degrees C here right now (75F), and with humidity it's like 28C (82F). I'd normally be taking these shots wearing a coat and gloves instead of jeans and a t-shirt.

I figured that these delicate little guys would be blown out soon, so this was likely my last opportunity to get 'em. Enjoy!

K20D, smc P-DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM, f/2.0, 1/1000, ISO 100