11 May 2013

High School Still Life

Time, weather, snoops and vandals have collaborated to bring you these vignettes.

Sweet! I've been dying to score some phenolphthalein!

Science Tableau



School's out.

Mr. Lemmon’s desk.

Microscope with Salt.

Microscope with Salt.


Hats n’ hats.

It shouldn't end like this, thought our intrepid photographer as the blocks burst through the door.

Block Party

Time, weather, snoops and vandals collaborate to bring you these vignettes.


  • thedigitallightroom
    May 11, 2013 Reply

    Smashing pictures. Have you considered entering The Digital Lightroom Photography Competition? The theme is β€˜Still Life’. It’s free to enter and there are prizes worth $400. You can find all the details here http://thedigitallightroom.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/the-third-digital-lightroom-competition-is-launched/ We’d love to see your entries. πŸ™‚

  • Sometimes Interesting
    May 14, 2013 Reply

    Ok, want to laugh? Check it:

    Mr. Daniel Keith Lemmon, Band Director
    Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts Academy
    210 N. Grand.
    Gary, IN 46403
    Fax 219.938.7544

    He was the lead of the Wind Ensemble in the Emerson VPA orchestral band. He holds a masters degree in public administration from Georgia State University and has 29 years experience in teaching. He taught 11th grade and his average class size was 18 students. Along with Mr. Carson, Mr. Lemmon ran both the marching and concert bands.

    Mr. Lemmon’s Specialties:
    Jazz Ensemble (L)
    Instrumental Music
    Applied Music (L)
    Instrumental Ensemble (L)

    What about his spare time? In June of 2004 he joined local band Lake Effect Blues as the band’s new keyboardist, trumpeter and back-up vocalist, replacing original member Bob Horn.

    Daniel “Danny” Lemmon — Keyboardist/Lead and Backup Vocals

    Danny has performed as a member of local bands since 1974 including: Four New Ways, Thumbs Up, Weeds, Porter County Line, Scamp and Mickey and the Memories.

    Currently, Danny does seasonal work with The Saxophones and Ten Cat Dance Orchestra as well as fronting his own band, The Lemmon Brothers. Dan also plays locally as a trumpeter with The Chicago Gargoyle Brass Quintet and the South Suburban College Jazz Orchestra. As a side-man on call Danny has played with many name artists including: The Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Del Shannon, The Contours, The Drifters, The Diamonds and The Platters as well as many local acts and bands.


    Ok, I want to hear this guy play. I’m impressed by his resume. Now I have to get back to researching Gary… πŸ˜›

    And nice pictures as always, TR.

    • idiotphotographer
      May 15, 2013 Reply

      *MIND BLOWN*

  • Sometimes Interesting
    May 14, 2013 Reply

    PS – I wonder if he’d appreciate getting that name banner back, as a keepsake? πŸ˜‰

    • tabularasa88
      May 14, 2013 Reply

      Sweet fuckin’ Jesus! I am blown away. I’m used to thinking of all these former occupants as either dead or really abstract. That is almost too much information.

      • Sometimes Interesting
        May 15, 2013 Reply

        Have you ever read the book The Dead Horse Investigation? It’s great, I recommend it – about photography forensics.

        That book got my mind cranking about “solving pictures” that have no included information. Photography riddles, as it were.

        I loved your shot of Mr. Lemmon’s desk so much, I just had to find out more. Who is this guy? Is he still around? What did he do there? What’s his story? etc. Thanks for the inspiration to do some sleuthing and test my abilities.

        Again, it’s a great shot. Is it ok if I use them? (IP said it was kosher but I just wanted to confirm with you) πŸ™‚

  • tabularasa88
    May 15, 2013 Reply

    I’m quite frankly amazed at what you’ve been able to do. And I may take you up on your book recommendation; it sounds interesting. You are welcome to any of my shots, just let me know where and which you’re using πŸ™‚

    • Sometimes Interesting
      May 21, 2013 Reply

      Absolutely! Can you shoot me an email at sometimes (dot) interesting (at) gmail (dot) com so I have your address? I will let you know what I use and where it gets posted. πŸ™‚

      • tabularasa88
        May 21, 2013 Reply


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