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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: June 2012
A few months ago, I was wandering in a nature preserve near my house. This isn’t a place where one is likely to find many other people and rumors abound about suspect activity that may occur there. It is a … Continue reading
When I read this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, I immediately thought of two photos that I took last September. I don’t often take “street photography”, so perhaps it isn’t surprising that I immediately thought of these. We had … Continue reading
Ailsa’s weekly travel theme this week focuses on parks. I love parks! Whether I’m home or traveling, I can’t resist making time to visit a park. I walk regularly on a linear park (a greenway trail) near my home. Indianapolis … Continue reading
I stopped into a branch of the library this afternoon to return some books. It wasn’t my usual branch so I felt a bit upended, like when you try shopping in an unfamiliar grocery store: you know what is there, … Continue reading
I should have an archive named: Found in the Ditch Across the Road:
He was not of an age, but for all time! ~ Ben Jonson The Hokey-Pokey Shakespeare Style was written by Jeff Brechlin, submitted to the Washington Post Style Invitation contest, March, 2003. It was the winning entry.
Killing the yews might be too!
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo challenge is CREATE. This is a timely topic, as I was thinking last night about how many things are creative even when we don’t think of them as crafty or artistic. I decided several months … Continue reading
The daisy follows soft the sun, And when his golden walk is done, Sits shyly at his feet ~ Emily Dickinson