Monday, July 23, 2012

I just began a new blog, Close Up Matchbook.  As the name implies, it a series of macro shots of matchbooks.  Most of them are from cocktail bars and restaurants from the 1960s.  Check it out!

Monday, July 26, 2010


Well friends, this is the end.  The end of the CUC blog.  I'm moving out of Clarendon--actually, by magic of auto-post robot, I moved out about a week and a half ago--back to DC, and this is the last c-don close-up pic I have.  Like this hollow shell that used to contain hope and promise, your life will now be incomplete sans blog.  Please check back in to the site, though, as I may start a close-up photography themed blog for my new neighborhood in DC (Mt. Pleasant).  Thanks for all of your support and comments--it's been fun! 

High five!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Hey, remember when TLC's "Waterfalls" video was like the coolest thing ever?  Yeh, me neither.  Remember when my nickname used to be Lisa Left-Eye Lopez?  Yep, still is.

baby grapes

These look like bunches of grapes, but this little fruit is actually smaller than a dime.  Did I eat this fruit despite not knowing what it is?  Yes.  No, not really, but it did cross my mind...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

copper wrap

Don't know why, but at a local construction site a half-inch wide copper tube twirled out of the ground up to about 5 feet high.  This is the close edge of the loop, and you can see how it curves up and away from us to the left, with the far coil in the background.  

splat mud

A splotch of mud on the pavement.  It's kinda cool that this doesn't exist anymore; it maybe didn't even exist within a few hours of taking this shot.  And to get all defeatist on you, this file and you and I won't be around too long from now.  I like how photography can capture these moments and stretch them out, just a bit.  Or perhaps help make new moments.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Where is This #17 Stache

OK Claredactlys, another super-fun quiz!  Where is this?  Since it's kinda obscure, I'll give two clues--this is outside, and I've had two pictures from this location in the last couple of weeks of posts.  Good luck!