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Liberate Your Art
Photographer, Reader, Writer, Thinker, Dreamer
I bought my first SLR camera (a Yashica TL-ELECTRO) when I was 17 and imagined I would become a great photographer. My love of photography, unfortunately, was thwarted by a photo-journalism class (the first "C" in college, but not the last!) as well as several packages of accidentally exposed photo paper and the high cost of film on a student budget. An unexpected gift of a Canon Rebel xSI four years ago reawakened those old, dormant dreams. A bit wiser now, I knew that photog instructor was full of bs even if technically he was pretty good. I began snapping away and haven't looked back. Mostly, I shoot nature photography because flowers and rocks don't talk back at you when you pose them.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “arranged”. This theme at first seemed simple: unless you take snaps (and even then, some might argue) every photo is arranged in some way. So, all my photos that I would … Continue reading
This week’s Photo Friday’s challenge is “Fleeting”. It seems a perfect time to showcase a project I’ve been working on: a near-daily shot taken from my front porch for the last month. Winter is fleeing fleetingly. Spring … Continue reading
I spent the early evening taking pictures of blooming trees and plants in my sister’s garden, then returned home to put together a slide show. Tulips, hyacinths, violets, phlox, lilacs, dogwoods, blooming fruit trees: all were beautiful in that … Continue reading
Stephen MacInnes, at Painter’s Progress, has been doing weekly experiments involving art. One of his experiments involved drawing the word “DRAW”, and then leaving it in an encyclopedia or dictionary. I liked this idea and thought that I would play … Continue reading
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Yet another wildflower I haven’t noticed in past Springs. Sanguinaria canadensis, also known as bloodroot or bloodwort, is named for its blood-red root. I pulled one up. There’s no mistaking this plant. The root even seemed a bit liquid, its … Continue reading
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~ FDR
This week’s Photo Friday challenge is “RAIN”. “How appropriate!” I thought as I read the prompt yesterday morning during a torrential downpour. But, rain is not that easy to capture. Most of the shots that I took throughout the day … Continue reading
This is my entry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. I took this picture a few weeks ago. It is the same bridge in the photograph I used for last week’s challenge. I like how the bridge supports create a … Continue reading
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