Thursday, May 30, 2013

An Amazing Evening

Tonight I decided to sit outside and watch the sunset unfold.  It was an amazing two hours. The third shot was just as it appears here.  What a show!  Added later is the edited version which looks more realistic.
Bird with Clouds
Cropped Sunset
Sunset (Straight From Camera--No Editing Done)

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Rain and Shine

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunset Using Old Lens

Went to storage today and found three old manual prime lenses.  Decided to experiment using them on my old D100.  These are the first results.  How different from my usual images.  The color palette is totally different from the colors I usually use.  These remind me of the Dutch painter Bosch in the 15th and 16th centuries. It might be fun to play with these in PS sometime.   Perhaps one day soon I will do that.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

And, The Clouds Roll In

I love clouds.  This morning's sunrise lacked color, yet these cloud formations were spectacular.


Saturday, May 25, 2013




Every year I eagerly await the blooming of the poppies.  Today the first one popped.  It glows--the star of the circle garden.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013


I stand in awe.  Today's prayer is thank you.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ideas Flowing

Overcast, gray days are the best when doing photography.  There is magic in diffused light. This morning so many ideas ran around in my head that I got headache.  A new series is being born.  I can't wait to see the results.  Currently I am immersed in the writing, sketching and planning processes featuring themes, colors and moods.

Good results require planning.

Rain and Fog

No sunrise today.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Almost Missed It!

Time to move into the garden to get sunrise images.  Little by little the sunrise location is changing.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunrise--Mother's Day

There is always light. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fog--No Sunrise

Fog at 6:15am

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Recent Acquisition

I had been looking for an old stoneware ewer (with a pewter top) for months.  Saturday we attended a celebration at a nearby antique mall.  One of my favorite vendors came over and said, "I have something for you."  "What?," I asked.  She pulled out a wrapped package and handed it to me.

Amazing!  She found exactly what I was looking for at an estate sale and remembered my request.

                                                        UNTITLED--IMAGE IN PROCESS

And the Fog Rolls In

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Reprieve From Rain

Was super dreary on first outing...then, out of the blue (please excuse the pun), a break in the rain.