Paradise doesn't have to be tropical. -Winter
As the winter days unfold Hearts grow warmer with the cold Peace of mind is all you know Winter snow Aspenglow -John Denver
Somewhere deep within the tree of winter there is still the life that produced last spring's beautiful leaves. -Madame Jeanne Guyon
The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day's last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
But I suppose there's a lot to see everywhere, if only you keep your eyes open. -Norton Juster I saw some interesting oil stains in the parking lot again today... or perhaps they saw me?
...ashes, ashes, we all fall down. (ash precipitation from the wildfire smoke, carried from thousands of miles away)
They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot. -Counting Crows What do you do when you go to the top of a parking garage to catch the spectacular sunset, but the clouds get the way? You go with Plan B. As they say, if you can't find something to photograph in your immediate surroundings, then... Continue Reading →
“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field or whatever. Merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and... Continue Reading →
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon We could float among the stars together, you and I For we can fly, we can fly Up, up and away My beautiful, my beautiful balloon The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon We can... Continue Reading →
“You see a lot of UFOs with closed eyes and opened mind.” - Toba Beta Close encounters, of the chandelier kind.
It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in them. - L.M. Montgomery The past few days I've been playing around with layering photos, colors and textures in the digital darkroom to create a type of art that lies somewhere between photography and painting. I must... Continue Reading →
"March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice." - Hal Borland The weather has been a bit mischievous lately - snowy one day, warm & sunny the next. It's the annual tug-of-war between winter and spring. Spring always wins.... the question is, when?... Continue Reading →
Nana always said the rain was Nature's way of adding sparkle to the outdoors. -Evangeline Duran Fuentes
“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.” ― Sylvia Plath After the frustrations of yesterday, when I felt as if my creativity was being stifled by others demands on me, I decided to take a little break today. So, I turned off my phone, stopped answering emails & instead gave myself... Continue Reading →
Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. - John Muir Wind sculpted snow as viewed from the Symphony chair lift at Whistler Mountain.
If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow? - Jennifer McMahon Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. Regardless of the season, she goes about creating the most spectacular masterpieces from the simplest of ingredients. Take for example water. In the past 48 hours I've watched as she's turned this one... Continue Reading →
“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” – John Berger Simply playing around with a slow shutter speed tonight. Subject: A tree in my backyard that is still lit up for the holidays. Technical Specs: Nikon D810 / 2.0 sec / f14 / ISO 64.... Continue Reading →
...August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but...August is motionless,... Continue Reading →
I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. - John Constable FOCUS: Abstract/Macro There is a flower pot that is leaking on my back patio. The resulting stain is an ever growing scar... Continue Reading →
"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 →
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.
...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 →
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 →
The world is full of poetry... The waves dance to the music of its melodies and sparkle in its brightness. - James Gates Percival Focus: Abstract I recall seeing an exhibit at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival a few years ago with these amazing over-sized images of rippled water. My eyes were immediately drawn... Continue Reading →
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. In photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary. - David Bailey Focus: Still Life A few weeks ago I... Continue Reading →
The snow is sparkling like a million suns. - Lama Willa Miller Focus: Abstract Today is bright and beautiful. The sky is a deep blue cyan, the sun a bright white glory. Everything is covered in a soft blanket of snow. Ah yes, this is a classic winter day in Colorado. I decided to think... Continue Reading →
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. - William Shakespeare Focus: Landscape / Abstract I have probably spent more time at Red Rocks Park attending music concerts than I have actually enjoying the pure, natural beauty of the park. Before today, I had certainly never spent any time at... Continue Reading →
Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass. - Johnathan Kellerman Focus: Abstract Once again I'm photographing the 'ordinary' trying to make it appear 'extraordinary'. I spent virtually all day locked in front of my computer surrounded by financials, tax forms and other detritus of the accounting world. ... Continue Reading →
There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. - Chuck Palahniuk Focus: Texture/Pattern Consistently I am drawn to patterns, rhythms, and textures and I love to include them in photographs. The two photos I have posted to today are completely different -... Continue Reading →