Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday--#38

Fall--A Time of Reflection and Renewal

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hawk--Stage 3

Have been playing again tweaking. May be time to stop.

HAWK by Elisabeth Bacon 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hawk--Stage 2

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Hawk Again

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Now I am on a mission... Determined to get a super image of hawk. A stronger lens may be the key. Will refine and post as the refinement progresses.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Skywatch--Season 4 Episode 11

What a surprise...Hawk arrived while I was out shooting clouds today.

The rains have stopped for the moment. How delightful it is to feel the sun's warmth and enjoy this fantastic fall day.

Thanks to the hosts at SkyWatch Friday. To see participant's images, or to enter some of your own, please go here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Study of Pearls

Montage (In Process) by Elisabeth Bacon 2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Squooosh Squoosh--Outdoor Wednesday

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Waiting for Fall colors... The clouds roll in:

Rain, rain and more rain. The dark sky increased the saturation of these photographs (taken through car window while driving on a back road in the mountains).

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DRY BRUSH (In Process) by Elisabeth Bacon 2009
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Monday, September 21, 2009

What Makes a Good Photograph Good?

This morning we were looking over lots of good, and not so good, photographs. What is the difference? The best photographs are taken by people who care, photographers who know what they want to share and who focus decisively. The best photographers plan. Their shots are not taken willy nilly. Study the work of others. Soon you will see the differences. There are differences between amateur and professional.

Ask: How can I do that? Experiment. Strive to be the best. You can do it.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Skywatch Friday

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Sometimes a person has to grab the camera and run to catch the last rays of the day.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Playing with Photograph for Painting, Sketch or Postcard

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Approaching Storm

Today I took this photograph, then played with it some so it could be used as a study for a painting, sketch or perhaps a postcard. This could possibly work as a background with some artistic movement of fence posts, wild flowers and birds added later.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Peaches No. 2

No. 2
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Dare To Be Different (Borders)

The yellow flower stands out in the crowd--Dare to be different!

[These images need to be darkened...deeper saturation for final printout...They were taken in fog.]

Friday, September 11, 2009


Today was to be an Artist's Day Out. However, Bob is drooling over these peaches. They could disappear at any moment. One advantage to shooting food is: after shoot...FEAST!


NO. 1


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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon 2009

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Thanks to the hosts of Sky Watch for offering this opportunity to share a sky shot from North Carolina.

Thematic 66--Shiny

Two of my favorite things: books and antiques. The shiny mirror symbolizes reflection and all its ramifications. Both images remind me of a time when communication was limited and people relished reflecting on life while exploring their world.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weather Note

2:30 PM Hailing. Hailstones the size of large marbles.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday #35

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Morning fog arrives each Fall. Saw these bales waiting for pickup by the orchard and had to take this shot. Near our front porch, the last of the cosmos blossoms is drenched in dew.


Remember To Look Around

This morning I went out to shoot hay bales in fog. Three days ago the fog was thick in the early morning hours and I missed the shot. The only solution was to wait for the fog to roll in again.

Anyway...while out shooting hay bales, I saw this critter. He was created by dew on a metal door. Another dragon in my life? Could be. So...the point is: Remember to look around because when you are focusing on one thing, you may see something else worth shooting.


Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon 2009--All Rights Reserved

P.S. For some reason my memory card failed this morning and much time has been spent retrieving the lost photos. Did you know you can retrieve lost photos by going to the homepage for your memory card and downloading a Retrieval program? Well, you can. So, if for some reason something goes awry while out shooting there is can get the lost images back.

Monday, September 7, 2009


"Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." --Emile Coue.

Yesterday we went back to the gem show. I love stones. Every year this show is my opportunity to treat myself. Jade is a soothing stone and promotes balance, harmony, prosperity and happiness. Simply holding jade brings on those feelings for me. This year I decided to treat myself to this jade necklace. The weight reminds me to stay positive and the hand-carved beads will (hopefully) keep me focused on creativity and creating.

I would like to know what the carving on each bead represents. So far, I haven't been able to figure them out. Tonight may be Chinese Buffet night (so we can get a translation).

BEAD AND CLASP DETAIL--Photographs by Elisabeth Bacon 2009--All Rights Reserved

Sitting outside the gem show, these bricks caught my attention with their ancient hieroglyphic-like appearance.

BRICKS--Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon 2009

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Re: Image--No Words Necessary (Thematic Photographic #65--Perspective)

Achieving perspective through color, clarity and sharpness (from front to back of an image) is challenging and sometimes subtle. Distance is often expressed through illusion.

Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon 2009
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Catching Up and Defining Purpose

Cleaning out is hard work. The yard sale is over. Not many sales, but we met some interesting folks. Most leftover items went to Habitat. A few nice things headed back into storage. Now, the plan is: go through a drawer, or cabinet, each week. If anything is not being used, out it goes.


Amazing...there is more to do and...the beat goes on.

Today: Pass on entering Outdoor Wednesday. There are only twenty-four hours in each day. Perhaps next week.

Empty memory card in camera. Do setups. Shoot still life.

An internal struggle is happening (again). Defining purpose is primary. Although making contact with others (online and off)is important, more important is staying focused on goals. Today I need to reaffirm purpose and intention.