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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.
Category Archives: Flowers
A few weeks ago, macro photographer extraordinaire, Mike Moats, started a new Facebook group titled “Let’s See Your Best Shot“. This forum works like many other weekly challenges throughout the internet: each week there is a subject listed and members … Continue reading
It’s been awhile since I participated in Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday. Once I started to do a quick edit this image, I ended up playing around with it for a long time. And then suddenly it wasn’t Tuesday, but … Continue reading
A masterpiece of nature: I love how a lotus flower in bloom seems to have an inner light shining. It is truly a wondrous piece of work by Mother Nature. See how others have interpreted this week’s WordPress Weekly … Continue reading
I didn’t travel far for this week’s travel theme, hosted each week by Ailsa. Nor did I have to click my heels together three times to find simplicity in my own backyard. “Consider the lilies of the field, how … Continue reading
Think and wonder, wonder and think ~ Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) would have been 109 on March 2. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss. Thanks for writing funny, witty and wise books that provided us with years of great reading.
I shot this photo last Friday when it was very cold and icy. I didn’t realize until I opened it in the editor that I managed to capture a rainbow-like glare along the edge of the vase. I love … Continue reading
I wasn’t about to go outside in the ice today, so I put some flowers on the balcony and stood inside (near the heat vent which was working overtime) and snapped away.
I’m not sure what this is, but it looked like a dandelion to me. Isn’t that pink pretty? Not sure what others would call it, but I wouldn’t consider it a weed — even if it were yellow. Linking up … Continue reading