Photo editing is not a cure for insomnia nor is it a cause - but I'd certainly consider the two co-conspirators. Something about this image reminds me of a red ginkgo leaf, but I realize that may be due more to the hour than to appearance. Even if I am at this moment in need of the beneficial effects of gingko biloba (and a pillow), the appeal of this unnamed hull is not difficult to discern. The garnet red color that smudges into brown at the edges gives the appearance of a leaf autumnally cleansed of chlorophyll, and the very evident vertical center line suggests a stem that has elongated into a pronounced vein in the fan of the leaf itself. Just need to decide whether to title this one Untitled ("Ginkgo") or Untitled ("Insomnia'). Maybe I'll think about it in the morning.

I have two shows closing this weekend: "Chasing Beauty" featuring work from my Boat Hulls series at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton (open Thursday, October 27 - Sunday, October 30); and "Architecture and Steel" at the Gallery in the Quogue Library through Sunday, October 30th, featuring a selection of black and white photos of architecture in New York City, Los Angeles, and Lisbon that I've taken since 2010 through this year.

Upcoming shows include exhibitions of some of my Boat Hull images at the Patchogue Arts Council Gallery from November 12 - December 30, and a solo show of my Boat Hull images at the Gallery at Quogue Library for the month of December. More information to come.

Okay, goodnight.