My Uncle Ben told me the secret to being a good photographer was to take lots and lots of pictures, then only share the best ones. So every day I try to share one great photo. That isn’t as easy as it sounds.
When I travel, I take so many I love, and I want to share them all. This project has taught me to edit and find the one image which really captures the essence of what I am seeing and feeling rather than 20 which become tedious to the viewer.
When I am home, I get caught up in the daily grind. It is sometimes hard to stop and take a few pictures. Knowing I need a picture for the blog forces me to look at the world a little differently. I always stop and think, would that be a good picture?
Taking lessons with Paul D’Andrea, I learned to apply basic techniques, to make great effects happen deliberately. He taught me to bring my point of view into each photos. So this is my point of view.
Nestled in between buildings . Scattered throughout New York City are these little pocket parks. With a few tables and plants and sometimes even a waterfall to drown out the street noise they are a quiet oasis . Using Atlas Obscuran we found two Green Acre Park on...read more
On a pond at the Prospect Park Zoo were these young swans. With their new feathers coming in they looked like a messy teenage version of the polished, elegant creatures they will grow up to...read more
Cherry blossoms are beautiful and fleeting. The peak season lasts only a few weeks. My favorite part of the season is not when the flowers are in full bloom but as the season is winding down. The ground is covered in a blanket of pink snow. People toss the petals in...read more
I take lots of photos of flowers and have no idea what they are. This is a good example. I thought it was beautiful, but I have no clue. And because I waited too long to post it, I don't even remember where I took it. So enjoy! It might have been from the gardens at...read more
I loved the mixture of colors in the tulip beds, but sometimes a just one color can really stand out. These pink tulips graced the gardens around the Lilly Mansion at Newfields, or the IMA as most long-time residents of Indianapolis like to call...read more
The vibrancy of the colors of these tulips makes them look almost hand painted. Though I sometimes doctor the images in photoshop, I did very little adjusting for this image. This was shot on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. if you haven't...read more
I am tired of the snow. This is the only white I want to see for awhile....read more
Just when we thought it was safe to go outside, it snowed again. That wouldn't be bad if it was February or even the beginning of March, but it si April 2! The wet heavy snow will be gone by this afternoon, and it is pretty, but I am ready for...read more
One of the things I love about Chicago is the mixture of old and new buildings. How this little church is like the meat on a building sandwich....read more
This exhibit at the Contemporary Art Museum in Chicago made me laugh. It looks like the brooms are dancing in air. It reminded me of the scene from Fantasia when the brooms come to...read more
This replica of a skeleton is the size of Sue the T Rex from the Natural History Museum. But there is something odd about it. The arched back looks more like a cat than a dinosaur. That's because it is. This enormous sculpture of a car skeleton dominates the hall at...read more
Love wandering around the city on a not too cold day. Everywhere is a photo worth taking. This is the. It's crossing the river at Michigan Ave looking...read more
Look closely at these orchids. Don't they look like a pig's nose has been shoved on an elephants head? Or is it elephant ears on a pigs...read more
Went to the Newfield Orchid exhibit and had a field day, taking photo after photo of beautiful flowers. This is the first in what will probably be a long series. ...read more
This adorable member of the raccoon family can be found all over Costa Rica.read more
These purple flowers are everywhere in Costa Rica. They are really pretty, but strange when you look at them close up. They appear to be hollow on the...read more
Interested in bird photography? Then Costa Rica is the place. There are amazing varieties of beautiful birds who seem happy to stop and pose....read more
There aren't lots of flowers yet. So when you saw one, it appeared bright and beautiful in contrast to the lush green of the rainforest.read more