Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Barricades, 1982, copr. William Cook

I was cold that day venturing out onto that helicopter pad to see if there was anything worth shooting. 
 I turned around and saw this.  Everything about it told me to get away.  Barricades.  But I was bold, 
daring, willing to risk everything for the shot.  Aw shucks, it wasn't that big a deal.  I was still stunned by 
the visual.  

I'm out at the end of one of the main piers in the Baltimore Harbor.  That German looking building is the 
old Harbor Master's headquarters.  The building with the stacks is the old power plant, all abandoned 
and falling apart.  Now all this has been reinvented and is now posh inner harbor 'attraction'.  Never go 
there any more.  

This is the first camera shot taken with my new Nikon D3200.  The original size is good enough for Giclee
printing.  I'm thinking about getting a store ready to sell prints.  Any suggestions?  



L.W.Roth, said...

Bill, you have to leave comments on other people's blogs for them to leave comments on yours--it's the way of Bloggerville. John Simlet is your best bet for information on selling giclee prints. He uses gift shops and his website. His prices for prints are low--as are his prices for the originals. He's an excellent draughtsman. As are you. Your move to realism has been noticed.

--So you moved on to another camera. You are my camera maven. I'll have to look into the Nikon D3200. I've been very pleased with my Coolpix L120--also Giclee prints. John has his own printing source who gives him good prices.

L.W.Roth, said...

PS: Simlett has two Ts. His website:

Steven W. Dunn said...

I really miss you.

William Cook said...

Hi Steven--I suppose it has been a while. Everything's fine, but I haven't felt very arty. It's coming back though--the dreams have started again. So great to hear from you and thanks for the note. Bill

m.gaudreau said...

Hello, Old Friend. Nice to see your new work.

William Cook said...

Hi Mike--Well it might as well be new work--34 years in a drawer. I've been keeping up with your new stuff too. Great to hear from you. Best.