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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.
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Today — more than most days — was not a day to take pictures. Sure I was busy. Who isn’t? It doesn’t matter what you do, we always try to squeeze more activities into less time. I don’t … Continue reading
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge was to get Lost in the Details. I love seeing the details that can be so easily missed in a larger image. I think that is why I love macro photography and … Continue reading
I reviewed my photos of the past year, but found I had a difficult time narrowing my selection of ”favorites”. Finally, I decided that my criteria needed to be not which ones I liked the best, but which ones … Continue reading
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~ Saint Augustine.
I snapped golden-colored photos of ornaments on the tree. No partridges in a pear tree. The more I use it, the more I like the Lensbaby. Taken with Lensbaby Composer Plus with Double Glass Optic.
Here is another photo “experiment” with my new Lensbaby. Added a texture of my own, and one by Kim Klaussen, with lots of layering in-between to achieve the right feel to the background while keeping — I hope — … Continue reading
I almost didn’t get this one in this week. Ever since Ailsa posted her theme for the week last Friday, I’ve tried to come up with something “festive”. It isn’t that I haven’t taken any seasonal photos during the … Continue reading
Christmas Oratio by W. H. Auden Well, so that is that. Now we must dismantle the tree, Putting the decorations back into their cardboard boxes – Some have got broken — and carrying them up to the attic. The holly … Continue reading
If you’ve never read Paul Auster’s Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story, or seen the movie Smoke, you should take a few minutes and do that today. It’s a Christmas story without Christmas trees or Santa Clauses or silly pop songs, but … Continue reading