Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sunny Disposition

It's going to be a sunny, warm day and I woke up excited. I am not a cold weather person, for sure. Looking forward to warmth and fresh air.

Miscellaneous recent pics. 

Wine O'Clock

Purple Petal Pusher


Sunday, February 21, 2021


For some reason, the expiration of my passport popped into my head late last night. I have no current plans for international travel so I don't know why it came to me. Sure enough, I checked this morning and it expires in three days. Like I said, I have no plans to leave the country but not having a valid passport freaks me out. 

I didn't have one until 1991 when a recruiter contacted me about a job (4 months only) in Caracas, Venezuela. It required lots of fedexing papers back and forth (which the client handled for me) and on January 1, 1992 I found myself on my way to an adventure in Caracas. To this day, I refuse to travel to South America again.

Meanwhile, this is from 2006:

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Mirror, Mirror

It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.  ~ Andrew Wyeth

I went looking for a particular photography quote this morning regarding freezing time with a photograph. I never found it, but I will continue to search. The above quote happened to be on my blog page and it's close enough for now.

A few days ago I had searched for "photo prompts", needing something to spur new ideas. One of the suggestions was to photograph into a mirror. Now, we've all done this a time or two for self-portraits. And I think there was a time many years ago, in my home studio, that I photographed things sitting on a mirror. 

This is the article, in case anyone is interested. Or if I need to find it again someday. Photo Prompts

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Black and White

 Once again, Monte's post gave me inspiration to try something different - in-camera b&w, specifically ACROS film simulation.  

On a different subject, I'm still trying to find my creative space. Being in an apartment, I obviously have less square footage and things such as desks must be smaller and fit into available space, i.e. a corner.  It doesn't feel natural yet. 

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Lockdown Brain

 I had completely forgotten that I had this lens, 55-200mm, until I was searching for something else. Yikes!

It took three cat treats to get Beau into the window light.

And a shot of the closed-for-winter pool, from five floors up.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Sunrise Interrupted


This time of year, the sun rises (from my balcony at least) behind a cell tower pole. It's ugly and I curse it but it is what it is. The sunrise was too beautiful to let a tower keep me from it. As we move towards Spring, the sun will also move to the left and I will have a straight on view.

Life gives us obstacles. We can allow them to define our outlook or we can simply accept the nuisance for a minute and wait for better days.