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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.
Tag Archives: Nature Photography
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
Unlike last week’s “Ripples” post, I have no shots of water because the “water feature” continues to be a mud pit, although it is slowly being rebuilt. Even in summer, the leaves fall regularly.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will … Continue reading
I discovered this technique on a Facebook macro forum I follow. I use “follow” generously, as I haven’t looked at this group in months. Serendipitously, I saw it in my feeds the other day and decided to take a look at … Continue reading
9.25 was the number yesterday. 9.25 inches of snow, a 100-year-record in my area of the country for this late in March. It was a year ago that I went to a friend’s home to photograph her garden … Continue reading
“Hope is a condition of the soul, not a response to circumstances” ~Vaclav Havel
It’s 3 degrees here. I want to be where it is warm. This is the first in a series I plan to do this year, taking a picture of this oak tree each month, on or around the … Continue reading
Here is yet another shot that I took the day before Thanksgiving. It was a foggy morning, and while I had lots to do to get ready for my extended family’s holiday, it was more fun to walk in the … Continue reading
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity. ― Henri Cartier-Bresson