Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thank you for littering


Thank you for littering, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Mommy nap


Mommy nap, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

The truth I know.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow at midnight


Snow at midnight, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

ouldn't sleep. New the snow would melt the next day. Took some night shots out the window. Long exposure.

Vivitar V3000S
Vivitar 50 mm f/1:1.7
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Friday, December 19, 2008

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

From Flickr Meetup at the Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade, 2008.

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 50 mm f/1:1.8
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Household pet under siege

This is the end of a chase across the house. The marauding baby has driven the beleaguered household pet to high ground.

This video is about a week old. He's been showing keen interest in the cat for a long time, and since he started scooting we've been running interference, and waiting for him to learn a lesson the hard way, just hoping he doesn't get scratched too badly. Well, yesterday James and Scout had a very interactive game of chase. Jae watched closely so she could intervene if it looked like James might get his eyes scratched out, but watched in wonder as the two hit it off.

James scooted up to Scout, and she waited until he was close enough to get a hand on her. She then moved off a few feet, and flopped on her side, her invitation to play. She waited till he got close enough for him to get a hand on her, then moved a few feet further and flopped. I guess this continued for awhile. He got hold of her tail once, and she didn't like that, but she batted at him without extending her claws, I think until Jae rescued her.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Street photography


Street photography, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Street photography, literally. Took this kneeling in the left-hand lane of San Mateo, Northbound, just before Indian School. It was a Saturday morning, traffic was light, they went around me.

I still have no idea what that figure really is.

James admiring his quilt

My mother is an accomplished quilter. Here you see James studying the quilt Mom made for him. Underneath it, the blue one, is the one she made for me when I was about 2, I think. I rock him each night as a part of the bedtime ritual, and Jae saw him examining the carrots and grabbed the video camera. I had a cold, which is why I'm wearing the mask. Thanks Mom, for the beautiful quilts. Much Love and work went into them. And thanks, Jae, for catching this.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Proto-kiss

Thanksgiving 2008

James "kisses" us often. Really he sucks on our face, but you can tell he's trying to kiss you. It's particularly cute when I'm holding him and his Mom walks up close and he leans out, gets her face in both hands, and sucks on her cheek.


After I posted this picture, Susan pointed me to another, similiar picture. See below.



Proto-kiss, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.





A couple more Thanksgiving pictures here.

Strange dreams, tonight


Strange dreams, tonight, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 50 mm f/1:1.8
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Overcast sky.

Peekaboo



This is the first bout of peekaboo where he did the hiding.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The failure of forgetfullness


The failure of forgetfullness, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Autumn leaves blow in drifts against curbs and the sides of houses and hills. Raked into piles in yards, they scatter, then meander back together where the wind takes them, cartwheeling.

They are brown and brittle; crunch, crackle and fragment as I walk through them, kick through them, dive in and role through them. For all their noisy protest and my reckless expenditure of energy, it will take me a life-time to make them dust...make them dust so that they disappear underfoot, and blow away to sting eyes and drift on windowsills.

Photo 2008
Words 1993

Monday, December 01, 2008

James goes mobile

This is the first time James figured out how to scoot. Day after Thanksgiving, 2008.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Strange dreams, tonight


Strange dreams, tonight, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Creepy location in Albuquerque.

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 50 mm f/1:1.8
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Collaboration


Impressionism?, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Low light, interior at night. Slow shutter speed, plus James, who is in my lap, grabbed the camera strap as I took the picture. Reflection in window.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Here I come, World


Here I come, World, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

"Stroller" sounds so passive.

James sits

Jae recorded this one while I was at work so she could show me when I got home. His first real sitting by himself.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

sshhhh, you didn't see me


sshhhh, you didn't see me, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

From Flickr Meetup at the Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade, 2008.

Vivitar V3000S
Vivitar 80-200 mm f/1:4.5
Kodak 200 color film
Walgreens scan,

Standing, with a little help

Saturday, November 08, 2008

James sweeps



James and I are spending the day together, today, while Jae is doing the art show thing. We've been to the coffee, he's eaten some carrots, we listened to some Violent Femmes, and as you can see, we did some yard work. He just went to sleep for his afternoon nap, after bawling in his crib for half an hour.

Friday, November 07, 2008

A variation


gutter4, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 50 mm f/1:1.8
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Dead never looked so good


Dead never looked so good, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

From Flickr Meetup at the Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade, 2008.

Vivitar V3000S
Vivitar 80-200 mm f/1:4.5
Kodak 200 color film
Walgreens scan,

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Marraige made in ...?


Marraige made in ...?, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

From Flickr Meetup at the Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade, 2008.

I wish she hadn't blinked, but its still a fave of mine from the afternoon. Individually there were people with perhaps better costumes, but together these two were stars.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fun vote, JPG Magazine





It's a pretty cool magazine, and as I understand it, all the pictures are contributed through the website, where they are voted on by registered users. I've uploaded this image of Jae and James, and submitted it to the upcoming collection, "Beloved." If you've got a few minutes, click on the image, register, then vote. Thanks.

All your treasure is mine

Ahoo, Mateys!

This is the straight ahead snapshot, see his face, isn't he cute, shot. Plus I love Jae in this picture.

It's all about the sword

This is the artsy shot.

Priscilla picked picked out the costume. She did well. Not only is it cute, its accurate. He thinks everything belongs to him.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

gutter1


gutter1, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 50 mm f/1:1.8
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Big boy food is fun

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Everyone should have their own clown

She makes me laugh, which is one of the prime reasons I love her so.

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak Gold 200
Walgreens scan,

Friday, October 24, 2008

Oranges are not the only fruit

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak Gold 200
Walgreens scan,

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dark side of the moon


Dark side of the moon, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak Gold 200
Walgreens scan,

James knaws on his restraints

Monday, October 20, 2008

Harvest Queen


, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak Gold 200
Walgreens scan,

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Learning to fly


Learning to fly, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Levels manipulated in GIMP

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Portrait of a straw


Portrait of a straw, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.


I'm in a slump. I took some pictures I really liked, and now I've taken a few rolls with none I really liked. The most recent roll has several pictures that are almost there, but aren't. Like this one. If I'd put the straw on the dark stripe, that might have done it. Frustrating. On the first go through, this is probably the best picture from that roll.br />
Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Levels manipulated in GIMP.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Artistic failure

I do some scribbling, occasionally. For the past year or maybe longer I have been sporadically noodling on a new story. One of those inspired by a dream things. I loved the concept. I didn't work on it a bunch at any one time, but over the spread there are some hours in it. A couple weeks ago I did the final edit on it, and admitted what I'd been fearing for awhile: It sucks.

So, no new story :-( Sigh.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Titles are for the weak


Titles are for the weak, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

If the image needs a title, it's not a strong enough image. In other words, I'm tired of titling pictures ;-)

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Seriously cropped, and levels manipulated, in GIMP.

Saturday, October 04, 2008


, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 50 mm f/1:1.8
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 50 mm f/1:1.8
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sometimes we leave a piece of ourselves behind

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 50 mm f/1:1.8
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Friday, September 26, 2008

Toni is back


Counter Comrade, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.



Update

Toni got out of the hospital Wednesday and was at Jeri's today. She's not supposed to be out of bed, but she's not much of a rule follower. I chatted with her for almost an hour, while she sat in the same spot as in this picture. She's in better spirits than I would be, or she's faking it well. She has dialysis every other day, and an appointment in November to talk about a transplant.

She liked the, "I'm not dead yet" T-shirt I got her.

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I blogged this photo recently, and a little info on the subject, Toni. On Sunday both of Toni's kidneys were removed because of infection. They didn't expect her to survive the surgery. Her mother told me that her first words out of surgery were, "Not dead yet."

I visited her in the ICU today. That was hard. But she was able to have a conversation and smile a couple times. She asked me how Jae and James where, and how my weekend was. She is very brave. Keep fighting, champ.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Get Well Soon, Grandpa

James and Jae's project of the day. My dad is recovering from back surgery.



James and Jae's project of the day. My dad is recovering from back surgery.

Jemez


Jemez, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Little more digital processing of this one than usual. I wish that tree in the middle wasn't there.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sidewalk zen


Sidewalk zen, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Another picture from the "riding the bus" series.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Little devil


Little devil, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jemez meadow


Jemez meadow, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Vivitar V3000S
Vivitar 50 mm f/1:1.7
Fuji Pro 400 film
Walgreens scan,

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

To cheer me up about lack of time to find/plan the perfect subject

"As I progressed further with my project, it became obvious that it was really unimportant where I chose to photograph. The particular place simply provided an excuse to produce work... you can only see what you are ready to see - what mirrors your mind at that particular time." ~ Henry David Thoureau

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dark Lady


Dark Lady, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Model: Jae

Vivitar V3000S
Vivitar 50 mm f/1:1.7
Fuji film
Shutter "B", fstop 1:4
Walgreens scan,

3 candles on a shelf about 4 feet off the floor, photographer's left

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Breakfast in bed? No way!

Domestic Goddess

Wednesday morning I didn't want to get up. I had pulled the covers over my head and I was procrastinating, counting down the minutes in my head till the last moment I thought I could get up and make it to work on time. The only thing keeping me conscious was the smell of coffee wafting in from the kitchen.

I had about reached the point-of-no-on-time, when Jae walked into the bedroom with a cup of coffee.

"Oh, I love you," I moaned, and propped myself up in bed so I could drink it. After she handed me the cup, Jae got a beach towel and covered my reclining form with it.

"OK, I could spill it," I thought to myself, as I watched her silently leave the room again. I was savoring the first swallow of coffee when she walked back in carrying a plate.

"No way," I cried out, as she rested on my lap a plate with scrambled eggs, toast, and orange slices. She smiled and left me to my breakfast.

As I was finishing up. she walked back into the room and asked, "Do want a ride to work, today?" Oh, I love this woman.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jemez campfire


Jemez campfire, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak BW 400 CN
Shutter guessed on "B" setting, f/1:4
Walgreens scan,

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Have guitar, will travel


Have guitar, will travel, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

My brother, Luke, jamming on his guitar in campsite #13, Redondo Campground, Jemez Mountains.

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

5


5, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm f/1:1.9
Kodak BW 400 CN
Walgreens scan,

Feeling better

The videos were recorded before I was sick, so they aren't evidence of my current condition. I am feeling better, though. A round of applause for Zpack. This has renewed my appreciation of antibiotics.

I've been back to interacting with humans the past few days, washing my hands a lot and wearing a mask around James. Today, back to work. This weekend, camping!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

*


*, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 50 mm f/1:1.8
Kodak 200 color film, unknown age
Shutter ?, fstop ?
Walgreens scan,

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Goofiest thing I've ever seen

Respiratory infections suck

Hard. Coughing started on Sunday. Got worse from there. Today, Thursday, saw the doctor and am now on antibiotics. She also gave me something for the cough that actually worked, and I was able to sleep a few hours. Sort of sleep, anyway. I got 0 sleep last night because of the coughing.

So that's my whining. I'm sure I've felt this bad before, but its been awhile.

Jae has been great, as always, Taking care of both me and James is quite a load.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Discarded


Discarded, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Canon AE-1 Program

I was given one of these today, by someone who thought it should do more than gather dust in their closet. Looking forward to trying it out. I love this anachronistic interest.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Textures


Textures, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Them again


Them again, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

I wanna new drug

I just took a walk around the parking lot here at work, and everything looks lovely, as if I'd discovered a new drug that makes the world cinemagraphic.

Camouflage


Camouflage, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Vivitar V3000S
Vivitar 50 mm f/1:1.7
Kodak BW 400 CN
Shutter ?, fstop ?
Walgreens scan,

Saturday, August 09, 2008

James visits IL

James and I went out to visit his Grandpa and Grandma Gentry. They took some good pictures, and put them on the web here.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Nana Newport and James


Nana Newport and James, originally uploaded by Josh's home.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Basil Hayden's moment


Basil Hayden's moment, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

The way it looks after you've been sipping it for awhile.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A rose by any other exposure

Jae gave me this rose on our 7th wedding anniversary.


A rose by any other exposure, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

The sun also rises


The sun also rises, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Fun thing about the taking of these rose pictures. I took them with the Vivitar, which has a broken light meter. Exposure is all guess.

Vivitar V3000S
Vivitar 50 mm f/1:1.7
Kodak BW 400 CN
Shutter ?, fstop ?
Walgreens scan,

Monday, July 28, 2008

I will eat the world


I will eat the world, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.



Titled by my co-worker, Babs.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Desert bloomng


Desert bloomng, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

The usual Yashica and Kodak BW film. Levels tweaked in GIMP.

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