I recently saw a mobile phone ad that inspired these shots.    I tried it several ways and narrowed all of my attempts down to these two shots.  However, I couldn’t pick between them. What do you think?  Do you have a preference between the two shots below? Snow Pic #1.  Not terrible, but not […]

Last winter we had one small dusting of snow, a far cry from the several snow falls accumulating to several inches which is normal here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  Unfortunately, the unseasonably warm winter melted into an unseasonably dry spring delivering one of the worst droughts I’ve seen in the years I’ve lived here.  But things to be different this […]

Building on the whole “in your face” cigarette warning concept, this is a shot of the backside of a carton of Marlboro Golds purchased in Switzerland and enjoying a lovely fall day outside in a western suburb of Paris. You Might Also Enjoy: Paris:  Smoking Kills Other Paris Posts

Many of my colleagues — not just in our Paris office, but throughout Europe — smoke.  They are adults capable of making their own decisions.  I don’t judge.  But, I do cherish every one of them and cigarettes are just really, really bad for you. So it was not surprising when my lovely colleague, Isabelle, […]

Perhaps because they’re associated with gnomes and other mystical creatures, I had no idea that red toadstools with white spots were actually real.  Until I saw some in the Netherlands.  I was actually on a mission to visit something else during my drive from Amsterdam to Maastricht.  It turned out to be a bit of […]