For Mother’s Day, I received a surprise from my husband: a macro lens (which allows you to take photos super close up). I love it, and have spent the last few days hunting for little bits of beauty in my own yard and neighborhood. Here is what I discovered: Inch worms are beginning to emerge. Chives! … Continue reading
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What’s on your desk?
I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph what’s in your bag. Since I actually just photographed my bag, I decided to take a look at my desk. I was surprised at how well the items fit together, and the colors work nicely as well. It was a fun lunch … Continue reading
I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph something you collect. I usually come back from a walk on the beach (whether here in MA, or on trips south to Florida) with some little treasure…after a few years, those treasures add up! I have these three glass bowls … Continue reading
Ian is currently teaching a photography course, and I am reading along with his students, and doing some of the exercises. The first series is called “Self-Portraits.” Exercise 1: Take pictures of your shadow. Exercise 2: Take pictures of your own reflection. Bonus: selfies! (This wasn’t part of it, but here are two that I … Continue reading
Warmth (an evening at the beach)
Day 9 Photography 101: Warmth. Show something warm, in sunlight. An afternoon/evening at the beach with my family fits that bill, and is enjoyable for everyone!
Man of Mystery
Day 10 of Photography 101: Mystery and lighting effects. Is there anything more mysterious than a man, pensively smoking into the night? Perhaps it is the night itself…
Birds and Bees
“I don’t know what to do about this.” “Sorry, what?” He looked up from his computer. “The situation with the kids? And that country song? Why can’t they just stick to lovesick crooning and runaway dogs and makin’ Momma proud?” I asked. “Uh…what seems to be the problem?” His computer was shut tight now, giving … Continue reading
Layers of a Place
The very first time we pulled into the parking lot, it was after an overnight drive. Something about a sunrise arrival sinks into your pores and won’t let go: the way the rising sun glows pink, brightening over the pines; the vague scent of salt in the air as it travels from the coast inland; … Continue reading
Five sentinels, lining the countertop in paper bag perfection, bearing and guarding proof of your devotion. Crimson petals peek from atop the brown handles, doubled to prevent driveway … Continue reading
To linger over words is to linger over worlds. Sitting at the table, shafts of early sun across my back warm and drowsy, with lemon-lime seltzer bubbles performing circus-like tricks in my glass and a bowl of fresh nearby – homemade yogurt, berries of blue, purple red and pink, I linger over the morning paper. … Continue reading