Participating in Photo 101 has given me a new perspective on photography. Gone are the days of a non-thinking 'point and shoot' mentality. Going forward, the photos I take will be more thoughtful and deliberate. Although I wasn't able to create a new photo for every assignment, just going through my old photos with a specific theme in mind helped … Continue reading Triumph (Day 20)
For today's assignment, I chose some of my favorite 'doubles'. Enjoy!
Nature is full of wonder and the perfect photo op. There is never a shortage of magnificent subjects in the natural world. This flower was taken in a tropic forest in Honduras. The long stamen reminds me of a tongue sticking out of a mouth. Even in my own … Continue reading The Natural World (Day 8)
You can see it for miles, looming in the distance. The day we visited Devil's Tower was cloudy and rainy, and the distant fog cast an eerie glow on the laccolith ahead. Compared to the trees, it doesn't seem so big. But once you get closer the sheer magnitude of it's size leaves you in awe. Are you … Continue reading Awesome Big (Day 7)
To recap the week, here are some photos that I took earlier today, trying out all the different techniques. Even if the subjects aren't exactly exciting, it was fun practicing. Establishing Shot - This is at a local cemetery (to capture the feeling of solitude). I took a long-angel photo down a line of head … Continue reading Photo101 Week in Review
This post is about ways to improve your attitude and be happy. It is not meant to suggest that people who are clinically depressed can overcome their depression simply by changing their thoughts. Depression is a serious illness and if you are clinically depressed, please seek help. When I was younger, I was terribly unhappy. There were … Continue reading On Being Happy
The following was an assignment from a writing class I took. It is a short fiction loosely based on my Grandmother Daisy and her brother George. I welcome all feedback . Unexpected Messages Daisy peeled potatoes and daydreamed about hats, or at least one in particular; a stylish black hat with a large feather plume … Continue reading DAY 19 – Try a New Posting Style
An attempt to control or organize a class of entities which are uncontrollable or chaotic. Implies a task that is extremely difficult or impossible to do, primarily due to chaotic factors. I never gave much thought to this phrase. At least not until I actually tried to herd cats. I live with four felines that keep … Continue reading Herding Cats (part 1)
"Something is going on. Let me call you back". It was a beautiful April morning, a week before Easter. I sat at my office desk talking on the phone to my sister-in-law Barbara when I heard a loud “THUMP" and felt a slight vibration. The sound reminded me of the air conditioning unit kicking in after … Continue reading Remembering April 19
Blue Jays seem to be making a home near my house. Every morning I hear their distinct chirp and two or three frequent the bird feeder out of my office window.