Bull Run Regional Library
Sunset in the Graveyard of Trees
Horse Over My Head #4
Message From the Trees
A Bug's World
Some have questioned why the shells I photograph are broken or imperfect,
and some have commented that they have better shells. Perfect shells are easy to find.
There are hundreds of shops that sell them, and they aren't very expensive to acquire.
Why the broken shells? I believe that shells are like people. The imperfections add character.
Where there is a hole in the shell, you can look into its interior and see another universe.
You can see where the creature that inhabited the shell actually lived.
And you can see what happened to the shell after its owner abandoned it.
(Many of those beautiful shells that you see in the stores had living creatures in them when they were "harvested" to sell to the tourists.)
Birds of the Castle
This is at the castle in Manzanares in Spain.
These birds were roosting on a small tree at the side of the castle.
There were similar trees on the other sides of the castle as well,
and the birds seemed to take turns, moving around to the different trees in some sort of rotation.
This particular tree, with the sun behind it, looked like the best angle.
Unfortunately, the birds seemed to be hanging out on the other side of the castle.
So I waited, and waited, and waited, for almost an hour, until the birds arrived at this perch.
And this was the reward for my patience. A lone bird caught in flight, lit from behind by the sun
This is a scene in a fashionable bistro, somewhere in lower Manhattan.
Here, the image was reduced to outlined shapes, filled with color.
The color was removed and replaced with a black background,
while the outlines were turned to white. The result is like a sketch of the original scene.
It's easy to make out the patrons seated at the tables, the waiter on the left of the picture, and the bar in the background.
Prints of the the images in this show are
Prints are made with pigment ink on German watercolor paper
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Images created by Tony Karp
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Last modified January 17, 2008