Sunday, September 18, 2016

Seen@60mm

Morrow Mtn

Everyone has a different comfort zone with regards to the subject matter for their photographs. Wide vistas for some, minute detail for others.

"Seen@60mm"... a book title. A project, certainly one with lots of existing material.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Try, try, try



Mid-September. Fall is near, but Summer continues its relentless burn. 

I continue to struggle to get back my watercolor painting skills. Years of photography and an excursion into acrylics have taken their toll. Painting is nothing like photography and watercolor is nothing like acrylics or oils.

I hate to give up; admit defeat. So I will continue because my creative genes require the process, even if the result does not please me... yet.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Late Summer


"I shut my eyes in order to see." ~Paul Gauguin




When I opened this in Lightroom, I had a moment of disappointment that the tip of the leaf on the left touched the edge. Then I changed my thinking; this 'tension' created different negative space and in fact, I quite liked that. And the place where the lightest light meets the darkest dark is diagonally opposite from this leaf/edge intersection. The darker corner in the upper right continues the imaginary line across the page. 

Now, the calendar. August is nearly gone. I'm hoping it takes the heat when it leaves. But I know that September in the South can be every bit as hot as July and then there are those pesky tropical storms...

Monday, August 08, 2016

Everyday is Cat Day

Sofia & Beau, International Cat Day


Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Peace of My Mind


Sofobomo book - finished. I could have put more effort into textiness, but I'm not a writer. Not gonna fret about it. :)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

A Hibiscus Tale

It took several attempts to get a shot of this hibiscus blossom that I was pleased with. I even went in and brought out the Nikon... so frustrated was I.

This is from the X-T1:



This is from the Nikon D700: 
(I was never happy with the washed out color of the Nikon)

This is evidence of my struggle. The problem: focus. I'm not having luck with any of my Fuji lenses. But the Nikon wasn't much better, so it must be me. Is the universe trying to tell me something?


Goodbye, July

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Is it mid-summer?



Mid-July already! The days seem long and slow but the calendar pages are flipping quickly. Summer may be my least favorite season; or it may be tied with Winter for that distinction. I don't like extreme temps and I doubt that I'm alone in this. I have no trips planned until the heat eases in September/October... and the kiddies are back in school. Actually, school starts here on August 3rd! 

SoFoBoMo update... I'm working on it. I may not get there, but I'm not going to fret over it. It's too hot to fret. 

And I picked two (count 'em!) two blackberries. If I had to live off my harvest (as my grandparents did) I would surely not survive. So thankful for that.