Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Learning the river through a camera lens

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, I'll be showing this photo along with several others that I've taken of the Ohio River in the past 40 years. It's part of the "Dine & Discover" series on the Ohio River sponsored by Marshall University. The series is held twice a month, and I will be the first nonfaculty member to talk about the river.

Among the photos I will show will be one of my grandfather's junk boat taken around 1901. I'll describe how I've learned about the transportation industry, bridges, dams, wildlife and even astronomy in my search to get unique photos that preserve the visual history and appeal of my favorite river.

I'll show some pictures I took as a kid with a Kodak Instamatic all the way through film and digital.

Among the photos I'll show are some of my very best, ones that have never been on the Internet. After the presentation, the photos I've not shared with the public will be going back in the vault so to speak.

If you're in the Huntington area Tuesday night, drop by Schooner's on the river in beautiful downtown Guyandotte so we can talk rivers and photography.