March 29, 2012

Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton... I could just lie here all day, and watch them drift by...  - Charles M. Shultz Focus:  Cloudscape The clouds this evening were lovely and they made for an easy addition to my Project 365 portfolio.  Sometimes simple is best.

March 28, 2013

{He} flashes an impish grin, the kind that turns up slightly on one side as he tilts his head. The action that produces dimples and makes me swoon. - Elle Strauss   Focus:  Portrait This is Ian.  11-Years Old.  Blonde Hair.  Blue Eyes.  Adorable Freckles.  Star Soccer Player.  Incredibly Charming. Did I mention he's fluent... Continue Reading →

March 27, 2013

One day's exposure to mountains is better than cartloads of books. See how willingly Nature poses herself upon photographers' plates. No earthly chemicals are so sensitive as those of the human soul. - John Muir FOCUS:  Travel I spent about an hour today exploring the spectacular valley of Grand County, Colorado.  The dramatic landscape was... Continue Reading →

March 26, 2013

The snow is melting into music.  - John Muir   Focus:  Travel While skiing today I was struck by the sheer beauty of the snow covered slopes as they succumb day-by-day to the onslaught of spring.  The warm temperatures and spring winds have carved beautiful patterns in the snow, capturing the morning light like ripples... Continue Reading →

March 20, 2013

The festival of the spring equinox speaks of freshness and youth, of excitement and endless possibilities. Nature begins to quicken and early flowers open to the warmth of the strengthening sun, bringing the colours of lemon and yellow into our lives on the wings of a March wind.  - Carole Carlton Focus:  Still Life Before... Continue Reading →

March 19, 2013

Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.  - Claude Monet   Focus:  Still Life Remember that little crocus I mentioned yesterday (when I got so sidetracked by the delicious bacon frying in the... Continue Reading →

March 17, 2013

A Traditional Irish 7-Course Meal:  A potato and a six pack.  - Anonymous   FOCUS:  Still Life A 10-mile run followed by an hour of hot yoga - Yep, I'd say I earned my Guinness today.  Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! (... and thanks for pouring, Jeff!)

March 16, 2013

  A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it. - Edward Steichen FOCUS:  Portrait I just love the quote above by Edward Steichen.  It is true that the interaction between the photographer and the person being photographed is key to a successful portrait.  It is that interaction that makes... Continue Reading →

March 15, 2013

Beware the ides of March.   - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar     FOCUS:  Still Life Today is March 15th - the 'Ides of March' - a day made notorious by the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.   This day was famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play when a soothsayer warns 'Beware the ides... Continue Reading →

March 13, 2013

Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.  - Bruce Jackson   FOCUS:  Landscape (Black & White) Today, I happened upon the Carson Nature Center, which backs up to open space along the South Platte River.  This area boasts sweeping views of the nearby Colorado mountains and sits exposed to the glorious wide... Continue Reading →

March 12, 2013

Oil and water don't mix.   - Science 101   FOCUS:  Macro It is interesting to me that when you take something out of context it can resemble something completely different.  For instance, this is simply a photo of oil droplets floating on some water in my kitchen sink.  However, by focusing on just a tiny... Continue Reading →

March 11, 2013

Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water - it will make ripples throughout the entire pond... ― Jessy and Bryan Matteo   FOCUS:  Digital Art Today marks the two year anniversary of the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that triggered a tsunami that ravaged northeast Japan.  The tsunami swallowed... Continue Reading →

March 9, 2013

One day you stepped in snow, the next in mud, water soaked in your boots and froze them at night, was weather that wouldn't let you settle.  - E.L. Doctorow Focus:  Still Life Snow.  Sun.  Snow.  Sun.  Snow.  Sun. Ah yes, this is March weather at its finest.    

March 8, 2013

WARNING:  Reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of beauty. FOCUS:  Photojournalism They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  But is it really?  Isn't so much of beauty dictated to us by society?  It is amazing what women go through to uphold what they believe is a... Continue Reading →

March 7, 2013

Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility.- Rosabeth Moss Kanter   Focus:  Digital Art Today I decided to play around again with some digital... Continue Reading →

March 6, 2013

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.  ~Chinese Proverb     Focus:  Macro Eight inches of snow one day.  Springlike temperatures the next.  During the month of March, there is an ongoing tug-of-war between winter and spring in Colorado.  Although this battle will go on for several more weeks, Mother Nature is showing... Continue Reading →

March 5, 2013

If you can't find something worthy to photograph within forty feet of where you stand, you aren't seeing. - Ruth Bernhard   Focus:  Everyday Object In a photography class I took several years ago, the instructor challenged us to take an everyday object and photograph it 30 ways.  Those were the only instructions - the... Continue Reading →

March 4, 2013

Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.  - Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen Focus:  Landscape It's snowing again - big, fat, juicy flakes this time.   One minute the snow is swirling about, the next the performance is over.  It's like... Continue Reading →

March 2, 2013

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. - Saint Augustine   Focus:  Travel At only eighteen, my daughter, Hannah, has already become quite a world traveler.  Aside from the various countries she has visited with our family, she has embarked on other foreign adventures of her very... Continue Reading →

March 1, 2013

The essence of climbing is not limited to those out there making a name for themselves.  - Lois LaRock Focus:  Sport My son took up the sport of rock climbing earlier this year.  He is taking classes at an indoor climbing school this winter and will hopefully have the chance to build on what he... Continue Reading →

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