Craving color in a black and white world

Yeah, I know I just wrote a whole big post about black and white photography and how awesome it is, but now I'm starting to crave color.  It's the precursor to spring fever.  Happens every year.  I try not to let it get to me, but some days I just feel like these leaves -... Continue Reading →

The Elegance of the Forest

I've been doing a little winter hiking and snowshoeing lately so thought I'd share some shots. The forest is an amazing place to me in any season, but in winter it seems to be draped in finery. This first one I shot today while out in the afternoon.  Those shadows are hard to beat.  The... Continue Reading →

Black and White Photography 101

The other day someone asked what made a good black and white photograph.  He went on to say that he only uses black and white processing when he’s trying to achieve an old photo look, but noticed when someone converted one of his color images to black and white it looked better because the distracting... Continue Reading →

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

Frustrated by my inability to see outside in nature lately, I've turned my attention to the Junk Drawer in hopes of finding some worthy subjects.  Dredged up this old transistor radio that was my husband's when he was a kid.  It still works!   These first three were shot with the Olympus 90mm f2 macro... Continue Reading →

Shut up and Shoot

Lately I've been twisting in the wind over my photography.  All aspects of it.  Why do I do it?  What good does it do?  Is it good?  Is it mediocre?  Is it bad?  Do I have a style?  Am I a cliche?  Should I try to market my images?  Who would buy them anyway?  Everyone... Continue Reading →

Living Bad Dreams

If you've been reading this blog or following my flickr or Smugmug feeds you'll have noticed my penchant for abandoned places (and my love for heavy metal - spot the references if you can).  Especially between seasons if you know what I mean.  Sure, you can shoot derelict stuff anytime, but after the leaves fall... Continue Reading →

Lily of the Valley – Part 8

After some weeks of relative sameness, the plants are beginning a new phase - the die back. I love the contrast between the still verdant leaves and the dying leaves.   The textures are still terrific. And of course I couldn't resist a monochrome conversion.  The shapes and light variation in the early morning is perfect... Continue Reading →

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