I drive a lot. Just for pleasure. Sometimes I'll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y'know, just see where roads lead. - Frank Black Focus: Still Life One of the great things about living in an older neighborhood is the wealth of... Continue Reading →
I've seen it raining fire in the sky. - John Denver Focus: Landscape This was a cold evening in Washington Park waiting for the sun to light up the evening clouds. Although I was hoping for a wider range of colors, in the end, there is something quite dramatic about the high contrast that comes... Continue Reading →
Winter came down to our home one night, quietly pirouetting in on silver-toed slippers of snow; and we, we were children again. - Bill Morgan, Jr. Focus: Still Life Hooray - it snowed last night! After a relatively dry winter, the fresh wintry blanket of white was a welcome sight. Inspired by the quote above,... Continue Reading →
Seein' things that I may never see again. Oh, I can't wait to get on the road again. - Willie Nelson Focus: Photojournalism / Life Unscripted Now here is something you don't see everyday. Fortunately, I had my camera on the car seat beside me when this guy passed by me on the road... Do... Continue Reading →
C is for cookie - that's good enough for me! - Cookie Monster Focus: Food Warm chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven. Truly, is there anything more delicious?
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night. - Rupert Brooke Focus: Street Scene We went to a play downtown tonight, so I packed Rollin's little point-and-shoot camera in my purse and had some fun taking photos of the downtown scene. Overall the day had been a grey, overcast January day and the rush of... Continue Reading →
...Now I know my ABC's, next time won't you sing with me? Focus: Alphabet Challenge I challenged myself today to find all of the letters of the alphabet in one outing, photograph them, and then put them into a single collage. I chose Cherry Creek as my location, as I knew there would be a... Continue Reading →
Don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway? - Will Rogers Focus: Animals/Wildlife It was a balmy 65 degrees today so I headed over to the park. Smith Lake, at Washington Park, was in this semi-frozen state with alternating patches of ice and puddles. ... Continue Reading →
I'll tell you how the sun rose - a ribbon at a time. - Emily Dickenson Focus: Landscape Okay - so I admit that there is nothing really creative about a picture of the sunrise. But, boy was it spectacular this morning! (No color boost - this is the real deal. The key is underexposing... Continue Reading →
Lord don't let me die in a cheap motel. - Banjo & Sullivan Focus: Technique (In-Camera Bokeh, Multiple Exposure) Boy was I desperate for a photo tonight. I had completely forgotten to use my camera all day, so I grabbed it as I was walking out the door for my evening yoga class. On the... Continue Reading →
Wild thing.... You make my heart sing. - The Troggs Focus: Macro Tonight, I sought inspiration from a bottle of wine... it's been known to happen on occasion. I purposely composed this as viewed through my wine glass, so it would appear as if the Skinny Bitch was dipping her toes into my wine. Love... Continue Reading →
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. - Georgia O'Keefe Focus: Macro Jeff had bought me a bouquet of flowers as a 'thank you' for taking care of him during the past week when he was home sick with the flu. I was... Continue Reading →
Seventeen only comes once in a lifetime. Don't it just fly by wild and free? - Tim McGraw Focus: Portrait Ahhhhh - Terra Firma! Back to what I know and love - portraits! I had a wonderful time taking senior portraits for Nikki today. She is a beautiful young woman and a true joy to... Continue Reading →
Who am I, to be blind? Pretending not to see their needs. - Michael Jackson, The Man in the Mirror Focus: Photojounalism / Life Unscripted (B/W) Walked around downtown today in the bitter cold and wind. I came across this man sitting on the edge of a bench, warming himself in the sliver of sun... Continue Reading →
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand? - The Nuns, Sound of Music Focus: Texture/Pattern Working with texture and lighting here - achieved the effect post-processing in Photoshop. Cool or gross? You decide. Bonus Photos: Focus: Technique (Depth of Field) I find that I am consistently drawn to texture and pattern... Continue Reading →
'Tis midnight now. The bend and broken moon, batter'd and black, as from a thousand battles, hangs silent on the purple walls of Heaven. - Joaquin Miller Focus: Technique (Composition, Negative Space) A sleepy moon on a clear January night. What many people don't realize is that the moon is actually so bright that you... Continue Reading →
I have to spin straw into gold, and I don't know how to do it. - Brothers Grimm, Rumpelstiltskin Focus: Texture/Pattern Grasping at straws here.... well, okay, grass. I have found that not only is it challenging to take a photo every single day, it is even more difficult to come up with a variety... Continue Reading →
Black are my steps on silver sod; Thick blows my frosty breath abroad; And tree and house, and hill and lake, Are frosted like a wedding-cake. - Robert Louis Stevenson Focus: Landscape This photo says it all. The high today was 16 degrees. Brrrr.
A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men. - Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Focus: Macro Weeeeeeeee! I have always wanted to try this with water! I had a blast doing this and love the results. Thanks to Rollin for being my assistant and controlling the dripping water!
My double vision gets the best of me. - Foreigner, Double Vision Focus: Technique (In-Camera Multiple Exposure) Inspired by an article on Nicholas Ruel, who is photographing the world's cities using multiple exposure, I decided to try my hand at this technique. Although I definitely need to practice a whole lot more, I think the... Continue Reading →
If I lay here If I just lay here Would you lie with me and just forget the world? - Snow Patrol Focus: Everyday Moment/Object Went to bed early tonight. Snapped this just before turning out the light.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. - Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds Focus: Landscape Love the mood in this photo. That is exactly what it felt like to stand there in the setting winter sun. . . . . Bonus... Continue Reading →
The average human looks without seeing, listens without hearing, touches without feeling. - Leonardo DaVinci Focus: Texture/Pattern This photo is the result of a little late night creativity. It was just about time for bed when I realized I hadn't taken a photo yet. It was way to cold and dark to go outside and... Continue Reading →
What do I wear in bed? Why Chanel No. 5, of course. - Marilyn Monroe Focus: Everyday Moment/Object Aaaaaah bed. Who doesn't just love tucking in beneath a warm fluffy comforter on a chilly winter evening? This is one of my favorite moments of every day.
You got a fast car. And we go cruising to entertain ourselves. - Tracy Chapman, Fast Car Focus: Technique (In-Camera Motion Blur) This photo is the result of frustration. I had been busy inside all day and had paid no attention to the weather or light. When I finally peeked outside around quarter to 5,... Continue Reading →
I always feel like, somebody's watching me. - Rockwell Focus: Street Art I do love street art. This mural appeals to me in particular because I love how the artist incorporated the imperfections of the building itself into the portrait (the exposed brick in the forehead lines, the 'box' around the eye). I wonder what... Continue Reading →
Symmetry is what we see at a glance. - Blaise Pascal Focus: Texture/Pattern I wandered around Washington Park today, completely uninspired by anything; January blahs for sure. As often happens when I'm bored, I found myself focusing on the details, rather than my environment itself. Beauty really can be found in the most mundane objects. ... Continue Reading →
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys. - Waylon Jennings Focus: Street Art Howdy, Cowboy! This is my nod to the National Western Stock Show that rides into town each January. This handsome man, along with other equally enticing profiles, can be found painted under a bridge on Little Raven St. in... Continue Reading →
Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of... Continue Reading →
Round and round and round it goes. Where it stops, nobody knows. Focus: Technique (In-Camera Spin) Brrr. This was a cold day. I actually took this photo leaning out the window of the driver's seat of my car (yes, I was parked.) I achieved this look by setting my camera to a long shutter speed... Continue Reading →