Friday, June 29, 2012

iPhone Surprise


Wednesday, June 27, 2012


The weekend workshop was great.   Talk about feeling renewed and rejuvenated!  I am ready and rarin' to go.  "Lights, camera, action!"   Back on track and excited about the projects racing around in my head, it is time to make thoughts and dreams real.

Wood, as it ages, takes on a patina that cannot be reproduced, (although often people try their darnedest to do that). The lives of previous owners can be seen and felt when in the presence of old, cared-for pieces of furniture.  A burn mark here...a gash over there...rings from canning jars, cups and cast iron pots tell tales from the past.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Serendipity Twice in One Day

At Saturday's flea market, we unexpectedly met, for the first time, one of the partners associated with the antique sale where I found the Chinese Tang-style vintage/antique horse.  What a pleasant surprise.

Also, found a fabulous old door complete with hardware.  Old peeling paint, some dried moss, rust and texture galore.   I couldn't believe my eyes.  Spotted it from across a crowded parking lot and scurried over there as fast as possible.  It is wonderful and I will post as soon as we get it dried out.  While drying, it is getting lighter; however, a dolly may be necessary for moving here and there.   I can hardly wait to  shoot it alone and as a backdrop.

Poppy Haiku

One poppy stands tall
Regal in the soft breezes
Knowing what is true.

Monday, June 18, 2012


Attended the last day of a three-day antique sale today.  What a surprise.  Found this wonderful, old cast iron Chinese Tang-style horse. 

Old Cast Iron Tang-Style Chinese Horse
Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon

P.S.  Twenty-six years ago I was fascinated with photographs of museum pieces in books.   In the early days, I took photographs using studio lights and soft boxes, then moved into using natural light.  I love still life images and thoroughly enjoy the challenge of shooting them.   This horse image sums up the process. 

I am pleased with how this journey has played itself out and look forward to doing more.  So...the "eureka" is for two things...first, finding this piece at a very reasonable price and second, being able to capture it backlit.

Wishing you all happy shooting!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Round Things



Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Last One

This is the last poppy of the season.  


Shooting In The Rain

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The End of Poppies for This Year?

Poppy season is winding down.  This morning we didn't see any more buds.  However, we will keep looking.