July 29, 2013

Rainbows apologize for angry skies.  -Sylvia VoilorFOCUS:  LandscapeAhhh... the illusive rainbow picture.  So many  things have to go right to capture a rainbow that it is almost ridiculous...1.  First, you need to find a rainbow.  Sounds silly, but it's true.  Rainbows really aren't that common.2.  Then, you need to have your camera ready.  Carrying your... Continue Reading →

July 28, 2013

The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfillment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall. -  Helen Garner FOCUS:  Nature A cool, cloudy, rainy day in July is a rare thing in Colorado.  Sure, we expect afternoon thunderstorms to occur, but only after a... Continue Reading →

July 27, 2013

When was the last time you did something for the first time?  - Anonymous FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Today my family tried stand up paddle boarding for the first time.  Although we fully expected to spend more time in the water than on top of it, we were pleasantly surprised that none of us fell during our hour-long... Continue Reading →

July 26, 2013

We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.  - Jean Toomer FOCUS: On the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO there is a large, stainless steel art sculpture entitled "The Gordian Knot" that was fabricated by artist Douglas Kornfield out of 300 feet of stainless steel.   Like the... Continue Reading →

July 25, 2013

I like to think a flower opens itself to outgrow its plantedness.  That it yearns to be carried away.  ~Author Unknown   FOCUS:  Nature The daylilies in my garden are blooming with flamboyant peach flowers atop long graceful stems.  It is such a shame that each bloom only lasts for a day, but I suppose... Continue Reading →

July 24, 2013

Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.” ― Lorraine Anderson   FOCUS:  Nature I am just over the midway point of my Project 365, and I am always looking for new inspiration for my photos.  Therefore, I... Continue Reading →

July 23, 2013

I've always enjoyed being in the background, sitting in a cafe, watching people.  - Eckhart Tolle FOCUS:  iPhoneography I have discovered that walking around with a big, black DSLR camera draws an awful lot of attention - and not necessarily in a a good way either.  That has been one frustration of my Project 365... Continue Reading →

July 21, 2013

There is a fungus among us.  - Carol Benati FOCUS:  Nature The wet weather from a few weeks ago combined with the warm temperatures recently have created the perfect environment for mushrooms to take hold in my lawn and garden.  I know many would consider these to be nuisance, but I find them rather interesting. ... Continue Reading →

July 20, 2013

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson FOCUS:  Cloudscape Watching the moonrise over the spectacular thunder clouds this evening was a surreal experience.  There is nothing quite like the colors and formations of the clouds during monsoon season. Absolutely breathtaking!

July 15, 2013

Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer - Walter DeMulde  FOCUS:  Technique (Using filters in a new way)Today's photos happened completely by accident.  I had set out to take some more close ups of the flowers in my yard, but I was struggling with my macro filter.  The wind was blowing, the light wasn't... Continue Reading →

July 14, 2013

Where honeysuckles, ripened by the sun, forbid the sun to enter... -William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing FOCUS:  Macro The honeysuckle vine in our backyard is growing fervently.  Its showy sherbert colored flowers fill the air with a sweet, heady scent on these warm summer nights.  While I think the vine is fabulous, my husband... Continue Reading →

July 11, 2013

Sometimes in our confusion, we see the world not as it is, but through eyes blurred by the mind.  - Unknown   FOCUS:  Photo Technique (Scanned Images) I decided to play around with my scanner again today.  One characteristic of scanners is that they tend to have extremely shallow depths of field.  Yesterday, I chose... Continue Reading →

July 10, 2013

“It has become much harder, in the past century, to tell where the garden leaves off and pure nature begins.”-Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire FOCUS:  Photo Technique (Scanned Images)I thought I'd try a new photo technique today by using my computer's flatbed scanner as the medium for my photography.  This particular technique has developed an... Continue Reading →

July 7, 2013

Two bubbles found they had rainbows on their curves. They flickered out saying: "It was worth being a bubble, just to have held that rainbow thirty seconds."- Carl Sandburg FOCUS:  Self Portrait "This is a self portrait?"  you may ask.  In fact, it is.  Look closely and you find will me reflected in the bubble's... Continue Reading →

July 6, 2013

An arts festival helps a city to express itself. … It lets it come into its own. — David Binde FOCUS:  Digital Art On the first weekend in July every year we attend the nearby Cherry Creek Arts Festival.  This festival is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts and... Continue Reading →

July 4, 2013

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that... Continue Reading →

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