Monday, October 20, 2008
Stressful times require simple means Rescue Remedy aka "Rusty Root" and a little bit of prayer. What a combo! Both helped me survive the passing of both my parents in three months time. It is also safe for pets....a little vet anxiety maybe?!
Raising a family of multi-generational kids requires a bit of flexibility, a cooperative effort and great faith and trust that you have positively influenced your children and that they will make their way through adulthood as positive contributors to this world with visions of peace and unity.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
OK, this was the freakin' photo that I've waited to take all summer long. At the tail end of our hike, when Jerry and I separated from our crazy wild youngins' I was able to hear the faint sound of the bag piper. Running for all I was worth toward the sound a crowd quickly gathered, the dimming light of day cast a shadow along the cliff. From afar I quickly snapped a shot. Another try bit closer rendered a message that I needed to recharge my battery. No problem...a good photographer always carries a spare. On the edge of busy Route 3, I rifled through my camera bag and inserted the back-up. It was SO dead that it did not provide me a message that I needed to charge the battery.
So...this image does not meet my high standards, but it will have to do. And once home I went right for the electrical outlet with charger and battery in hand.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Some of my photos are on display at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor. This is my very first very public display of my work in which I had to develop an artist statement. I don't know who was more excited my husband or myself. My sweet dear husband has been a champion supporting my passion for photography. For this, I am grateful.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Excess time is spent in reviewing my photos of Costa Rica. It is not that they are all great examples of photography, but the portraits represent great people. Everywhere I traveled (we stood out as tourists)people were so helpful and kind. Soon I shall return to my family...phone calls and emails just don't do it!
A few of the blogs I visit talk a lot about flare and their love for it. Well....shoot into the sun?! Way back when...that was a photographer's number one not to do rule. Sun to your back so your subjects are squinting. Aye??!!
These sunflowers have seen better days, petals hanging shriveled, but retaining their yellow. I love how the sun is shining through and the sunflowers are tall shadowy figures. Maybe I AM a rule-breaker.