Sharing the beauty of the world through photography and writings.
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. " .... Ansel Adams
Welcome to my blog for photographers and nature lover's around the world. I hope you enjoy my chitter chatter about life, nature, gardening...and a little bit of kitchen.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Almost Thrown Away

I have a database of not just hundreds but thousands of photos I have taken. I go through them and think...oh I can so something with that sometime or another. Then I go through on another day and think...or...hit the delete button over and over and over again...sending to the trash bin photos I have held on to in the past. them on days when I'm too exhausted to really think about it. I trash them on days when ... I'm turned upside down about the world or in a tissy to get my world more 'uncluttered and organized'.

Somedays..just as my finger nears the delete button...that little creative funny girl sitting on my right shoulder pokes me in the right cheek and flashes a sign that say 'HELLOOO...really you don't want to trash that one.'

And so...while that funny little girl is with me...I play and sometimes I come up with something that I kind of like.

This one was all blown out. Taken from below, pointing into a really bright sunshiny summer sky...little detail showing...originally and even now...well its kind of soft...but I adjusted lighting a bit, added poster edges filter and....

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Forest Floors

There is just something so mystical to me about the forest floor. Particularly this time of the year when Mother Nature lays a new carpet filled with a multitude of colors from her 'painters palette'. This one just takes my breathe away...but then I am very easily pleased and impressed. What can I say.

Another example of a perspective change.
Adding a bit of texture to it myself...creating an art piece in itself.

(Shot w/ Nikon D90, 1/25sec, f5.6, Tamron 28 - 300)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Yellow Yellow

I live at the top of this hill...behind that white fence. Why is it exactly, do you think, I struggle with the thought of selling? This. This confirms for me...just one more time...that fall continues to be my most favorite time of the year.

(Taken with my wide angle which I don't play with enough. Took several shots of this and hope to play with HDR on them. Soon)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dreamy Days

There are days when it is really, really tough to sit at my desk and look out this huge picture window at work. The dreamy clouds. The blue sky. The soft poofiness. It calls me. To go out and play. It interrupts my hard work. It tugs at my heart...and my camera. Teasing.

Sometimes...I just have to stop and catch the shot...regardless of how lame and boring it may be to some. It....satisfies my creativity...for a moment...a moment much too short.