Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Early Morning in the Mountains

Fall is in the air. We can always tell when Fall is about to arrive...the mornings become misty. Heavy fog lies close to the ground creating a mood.

Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon

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Thursday, August 26, 2010


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Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon
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Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Painting Play

Artwork by Elisabeth Bacon
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Refining Sunflowers

Played some more with yesterday's image and below is the result:


Artwork by Elisabeth Bacon

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunflowers (Digital Painting)

Oh, I'm so excited. Can you see me dancing? Finally figured out how to make digital paintings from my photographic images. Wow! Below is a palette knife oil image created this morning.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Raspberries and Lemons Series

Have wanted to do a still life series using raspberries and lemons. Today was the day to begin.


Thursday, August 19, 2010


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This week clouds returned...


Monday, August 16, 2010

For the Love of Hydrangeas

Oh, how I love playing with light and color. Before my last blossom fades away, I had to catch it up close and personal.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


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Because of intense heat this week, I am doing something I have never done before in SkyWatch...I am posting archival shots. This afternoon thunderstorms are due to roll in...hooray. Hopefully, dramatic shots will appear.

Light and Dark--Lemon In Tissue Paper

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Props--Finding the Unusual

If you have particular loves, I strongly suggest you shoot these objects of your affection. Antiques are, along with photography, one of my interests. In searching for items, I look for the unusual. Here is a handcrafted silver cup, with no maker's marks. The handle with bird appears to be sand cast. The age most likely is the late 1700s or early 1800s, but could be earlier. If anyone has an idea regarding its age, or country of origin, please let me know.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

How Sweet It Is

Bob picks hydrangeas for me to shoot without my asking. Sweet!


Evaluating One's Work and Purpose

Every now and then, it is a good thing to reevaluate what you are doing and why? That is where I am today. At least once a year it is a good idea to read your camera's manual. Surprisingly, information that might have been overlooked previously surfaces. The same is true of your work. Sometimes one can be renewed by asking pertinent questions like:

Why did I start doing still life images? What is their purpose? What do I want to say? How can I say it?

Each image is unique. Each has a message. The images also expose the artist-photographer. Where the photographer (or artist) is emotionally is revealed.

Lately I want to step it up...to express myself more. Creating these photographic paintings is not merely a matter of camera, lights, action. There is something within each image saying something--crying out and sometimes even screaming. So when someone thinks anyone can do that, they had better think again. Not so easy to make a statement as well as a pleasant, or... not so pleasant, image.

Suggestion: Think about what you want to say with your photography. Plan out the image. Then, go for it.

The same is true for landscapes and portraits. A part of you goes into every image. That is the "magic." You are the "magic." You make it happen.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Light and Reflections

Continuing to experiment with light and dark.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Peaches, Egg and Hydrangeas

Reshot image from the other day with some additions. This time no problem with the white balance, or lighting. Below two different moods...similar setup.

Subtle changes create differences in tone and mood.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sepia Altered Art Image

Was not happy with a photograph taken earlier today so...I revised it and developed this sepia image similar to the Digital Bromoil style I created several years ago. Tomorrow I may add finishing touches.