Category: Random Snaps

  • Old Pictures

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Three mystery photos for you. No fair looking, and, if you already know the answers, please wait just a bit before commenting so others can guess first. This is a spread from an old 19th century photo album called Reminiscences of a Visit to Shaftesbury,…

  • Mystery Couple

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Who was this handsome couple, anyone know? No cheating, now! A more or less period photo of the studio where the picture was made can be seen here. (Thanks to Calvin Amari for that). Mike UPDATE Monday morning: First three comments that came in: WJW:…

  • ‘Halloween 2023’

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Halloween 2023 Here’s the picture I wrote about a few days ago in “Half the Battle is Being There.” I titled it “Halloween” just to keep it a little friendly, even though it was taken on Monday, a couple of weeks past Halloween. You can…

  • The Man Who Wanted to Go to the Moon

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Photographer unknown: Police Aviation Force Captain Charles N. Fitzgerald performing a stunt, New York, 1920 Took me a while before I could even look at this one. Photographs of people endangering themselves at great heights are among the photographs that can give me such a…

  • Political Picture

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Wheat field, corner of Welker and Old Bath Road, Barrington, New York Signs of summer I am of course way behind in getting new pictures up on Flickr (because I’m late with everything always), but I thought I’d mention a few things about this one.…

  • Pretty Little Pinhole Photo

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer A couple of pictures from the Comments that I would like to…well, comment on. Photo by Darlene Almeda First up is this lovely thing from regular reader Darlene. Darlene Almeda is one of those rare photographers who manages to be an accomplished professional and also…

  • FIVE: The Twelve Links of Christmas 2022*: Earth at Night

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Earth at Night poster from Amazon I’ve linked to a poster of this, which I can’t actually recommend because I haven’t seen it. But it’s inexpensive, so it’s not too much of a risk. There have been two versions of this composite. One dates from…

  • Two More Test Pictures (Maintenance Going On Here at TOP World HQ)

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer Still testing! Pardon me. This is the picture I was going to post on Halloween, now a few days tardy. I thought this was pretty clever. And there’s a nice touch—look inside the back window of the car! Got the expression right. This is the…

  • The Fourth Best Chili in Penn Yan

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer To test whether pictures are working again, two shots from the “note-taking” camera— This one made me laugh. [UPDATE post-publication: You’ll have to click on this to see the whole image. We’re working on it.] “PY” stands for Penn Yan, the little “hamlet” where I…

  • Rainy Day

    This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer I didn’t do much writing today, but I did a lot of photographing. It was forecast to rain all day, and I was unhappy about not being able to get out with the camera…so I figured that, just to get…