May 31, 2013

"But flowers cannot dance?" cried little Ida.  "Yes, indeed they can," replied the student.  "When it is dark and everyone is asleep, they jump about quite merrily.  They have a ball almost every night." - Little Ida's Flowers, Hans Christian Anderson   FOCUS:  Technique (In Camera Motion Blur) My tendency is to favor tack sharp... Continue Reading →

May 30, 2013

Life is like a bowl full of cherries..     FOCUS:  Food Hooray - cherry season has begun!  This tiny little fruit ranks right up there with my all-time favorite foods in the world.  There is something so indulgent about a perfectly plump, sweet, juicy red cherry.  They are a feast for the eyes as... Continue Reading →

May 29, 2013

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever. . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.  - Aaron Sussman Focus:  Digital Art I am in the process of collecting photographs from the past four years to display at my daughter's... Continue Reading →

May 28, 2013

First waft, the landscape ahead flashes before me First sip, I stumble gently over the threshold Each sip, one more step into another world Tentative steps, then bold, then giddy skipping along the path, One more sip. ~Terri Guillemets, "Red Wine" FOCUS:  Still Life It is in an interesting task to choose the wine to... Continue Reading →

May 26, 2013

My circle of friends has no sides to be broken, no ends to be ended, no angles to be measured.   FOCUS:  Portrait If I had a 'go-to' pose when photographing a group (especially children or teens), this would be it.  There is something so inherently unexpected and unquestionably fun about viewing people from this... Continue Reading →

May 25, 2013

Looking at life through rose colored glasses...   FOCUS:  Abstract I was playing around with light and color today.  These images were taken looking through the bottom of a set of colorful glasses that we own.  When viewed together, I think they have a very 'Kadinsky-esque' feel to them.

May 24, 2013

Graduation is only a concept.  In real life every day you graduate.  Graduation is a process that goes on  until the last day of your life.  If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference.  ~Arie Pencovici   Focus:  Life Unscripted Today was a milestone day in our household...

May 23, 2013

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells hundreds of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success. - Robert Purvis FOCUS:  Still Life 'Twas the night before graduation...

May 22, 2013

There's a party going on right here.  A celebration to last throughout the years.  - Kool and the Gang   FOCUS:  Still Life Graduation party preparations continue at our house.  The most recent project:  colorful paper chains to be used as festive backdrops.  Adorable - but time consuming!  Thankfully, my daughter has taken on this... Continue Reading →

May 21, 2013

Dignity does not consist of possessing honors, but in deserving them. - Aristotle   FOCUS:  Still Life Tonight was the Senior Awards Convocation at my daughter's high school.  In addition to several academic awards and honors, we are so very, very proud that our daughter was awarded her school's Hall of Fame Award.  This award... Continue Reading →

May 20, 2013

Life is short.  Wear your party pants.  - Loretta LaRoche FOCUS:  Still Life We have begun preparations for the party we will be hosting for my daughter's graduation in a few weeks.  We are expecting over 100 people to attend our open house, so we are praying for good weather so that we can utilize... Continue Reading →

May 19, 2013

The reason we race isn't so much to beat each other... but to be with each other. - Christopher McDougall FOCUS:  Digital Art Half Marathon #4 in the bag!  This time, instead of running, I walked the 1/2 marathon with two friends of mine as a benefit for the charity Action for Healthy Kids, whose... Continue Reading →

May 18, 2013

Make a little birdhouse in your soul.  ― Linnell Flansburgh   FOCUS:  Wildlife Many years ago, my son built several birdhouses that we proudly displayed in our backyard.  They have hung on our backyard fence for years as little reminders of his first construction projects using a 'real' hammer and nails.  I really didn't mind... Continue Reading →

May 17, 2013

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter. - Sharon Salzberg   FOCUS:  Digital Art Today was my daughter's last day of high school.  A milestone day indeed.  To commemorate this special day, I have created a little digital art tribute.  I took some photos of purple and yellow... Continue Reading →

May 16, 2013

To learn the magic of light, get up before sunrise... and watch.  - Ted Grant  FOCUS:  LightingI am not really a morning person, but I must admit that the light that time of day is truly a gift to photographers.  Today I used three different techniques to capture the morning light.  Even though these photos were... Continue Reading →

May 15, 2013

I believe in the photographer's magic — the ability to stir the soul with light and shape and color. To create grand visual moments out of small and simple things, and to infuse big and complicated subjects with unpretentious elegance. - Amyn Nasser   Focus:  Lighting So, I'm really beginning to think that a swing... Continue Reading →

May 13, 2013

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.  - David Hobson Focus:  Still Life Despite all the pictures I've been taking lately of my 'garden', I... Continue Reading →

May 12, 2013

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.  - Alan D. Wolfelt FOCUS:  Food Every Mother's Day my husband asks me what I'd like to have for dinner.  Every Mother's Day I reply, "Surprise me."  This had led to some pretty incredible meals.  On the menu for this Mother's Day:  Seared Scallops with Citrus,... Continue Reading →

May 10, 2013

The sun was as flirty as Scarlett O'Hara with the Tarleton twins, breaking through the clouds in spectacular bursts that seemed like personal favors and then retreating for hours, days, and making us all ache for just a glimpse. - Lorna Landvik FOCUS:  Cloudscape It has been a rainy week, but I'm certainly not complaining. ... Continue Reading →

May 9, 2013

...and it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful.  - e.e. cummings Focus:  Abstract These photos could be titled 'Scenes from a Stormy Day', as they chronicle the sequence of weather that passed through Denver today.  The morning was cool, and everything was misty and dewy from the soft rain that had fallen all night.  Around... Continue Reading →

May 8, 2013

Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.   Focus:  Macro I love rain. I love the sound, the smell, the feel. I love how it makes everything feel so fresh and new. I am especially loving the rain today. Why? Because it isn't snow. 🙂    

May 7, 2013

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this?  - Pablo Picasso   Focus:  Abstract Weeeeeeee - Color, Color, Color!  Today, I purchased yards and yards of colorful, iridescent fabric to use as decoration for my daughter's graduation party in a few weeks.  What a feast for the... Continue Reading →

May 6, 2013

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  - Lao Tzu Focus:  Macro I am discovering that, due to the erratic weather recently, spring seems a bit more timid this year.  There are no grandiose displays of blooming trees and bushes, and the trees are taking their time leafing out.  Overall, spring has a much... Continue Reading →

May 5, 2013

To me, eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription.  It's like makeup. It's the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance. - Vera Wang Focus:  Commercial Photography Today I did some commercial work for Vision Care Specialists, an eyecare group in the Metro Denver... Continue Reading →

May 3, 2013

Mirror, Mirror on the wall....  - Evil Queen, Snow White   Focus:  Self Portrait Well, today's photo almost didn't happen.  It wasn't until I was getting ready for bed at 10:00 at night that I realized I still needed to get in a photo.  My solution?  A self portrait in my bathroom's magnifying mirror.  A... Continue Reading →

May 2, 2013

May is a pious fraud of the almanac, A ghastly parody of real spring Shaped out of snow and breathed with eastern wind; - James Russell Lowell   Focus:  Still Life Spring has been delayed, folks.  Hopefully, not permanently.  Personally, I did not expect that my first two photos of May would look so wintry. ... Continue Reading →

May 1, 2013

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come. -  Thomas Carlyle   Focus:  Macro It is May 1st.  It is snowing.  There is only one thing to say - May Day!!          

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