Experimented today with shooting some macro photos of one rose in bloom, and some French lavender that is growing in the yard. What strikes me with macro photography is the detail I don’t notice with my naked eye. I especially loved the detail of the lavender and its spores/pollen receptors, or whatever they are. I need to research that. I’m hoping to find a tranquil … Continue reading Abstract Macro Flower Photos
My background is journalism and photojournalism, but I’ve spent the last year trying to hone my skills with portrait photography. I’ve captured many “in the moment” documentary photos of all my nieces and nephews (and all the family and friends) from the last 25+ years, but I am trying to get my formal portraiture down. It’s a learning process. Taking classes here and there and … Continue reading Baby Steps with Baby Photography
I love spring for all the possibilities and the new life it brings. In spite of all these weird weather patterns we’re having in SoCal (unprecedented early Santa Anas = fire hazards), spring has sprung. Because it has been warmer earlier than before, we were able to plant our summer vegetable garden in early May vs. end of the month. The picture above was taken … Continue reading In the Garden
One recent job I completed was for the Cleveland National Forest Foundation’s Transit San Diego website. If you read the website, the first question everyone asks is why would a forest initiative care about urban public transportation? As I’ve learned working with these amazing people, without a functional city and less dependency on automobiles, the forest is doomed to sprawl, which equates to climate change. … Continue reading Public Transit Done Right
It really is the stupid and small things that hit me hard when thinking about losing my sister Marion so quickly last year. One year ago today, we had no idea she would be gone from us. In less than two months, it will be the one year anniversary of her loss. How can that be? Back to the stupid things: Marion and I were … Continue reading Stupid and Small Things….
I’ve been lagging on my blog and falling short of my goals. Time to get into gear, Sharon. No excuses. Just do it. Today gave me a good reason to blog: some photos from a seminar I attended today. Part of my problem is I am scattered. Unfocused. AADD. I love doing this; wait, there is a nice, new shiny thing to do. Let’s go … Continue reading May Day Photos and Learning My Limitations