My new camera is wonderful. I love it…the way it feels, the reassuring heft, the quality of the photos. The colors are glorious, landscapes good and clear, and focus…well, focus is not my strong suite. I used to blame it on my eyesight, on the camera itself, pesky f-stops and shutter speeds, and my own tendency to shake. But now the brutal truth of … Continue reading Change in the Neighborhood…Photo Op
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Third From the Top.” “Make sure I use these parcels of enlightenment to gain as much knowledge to make my blog photographs….as good as they can be.” (This is the third sentence (slightly paraphrased) from Mark Bialczak’s blog, at http://markbialczak.com/2015/03/25/photo-101-keeping-my-edge-aligned/ which I highly recommend.) (Actually Mark is referring to his photography using his camera phone, but in keeping … Continue reading Getting the most from Photography practice
My story about the Butterfly on my deck originally included a Hummingbird. The tale is true, but I decided not to stretch my credibility by putting two improbable creatures in the same post, but they were in fact on my deck under a canopy at the same time. There are a pair of the little birds that work the red Bee Balm, and the huge … Continue reading An unlikely visit from a Hummingbird.
At first I thought it was artificial, a butterfly made of painted wood, with wire legs and antennae. One of the kids had put it there to fool me, or as a surprise. I stared at it closely, and one of its legs twitched almost imperceptibly. Its black body was covered with white polka-dots, close together in horizontal rows. It appeared almost surreal, its delicate wings black and a … Continue reading Butterflies and Cameras
OK, I admit that I had no clue where to begin. So I’ll just follow my own advice and…. begin! Write something. Just get the old Muse working with a word, any word. THE is a word, and the possibilities are endless… the Cat, the Tree, the Suitcase. Go for it. Go on… There are always great ideas that pop into my head when I’m driving down the … Continue reading NOW WHAT!!!! OR How I Wrote My First Blog Post