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.
Holding on to the Last Bit of Summer It is early September, officially still summer, but here in Indiana it feels like early fall. There are cool nights where we can open our windows, and just a hint of color here and there. Walking in the woods one morning, I saw...read more
Cataract Falls, just a quick hour drive from Indianapolis are like an entirely different world. A lovely place for a bit of hiking and a picnicread more
A trip to Newfilelds on my birthday was a special treat. It was one of the first outings we have taken since the beginning of the virus. Wandering the grounds, taking pictures of flowers was definitely my happy place.read more
Flowers at the Indianapolis Art Center The Indianapolis Art Center is one of those hidden gems in the city. The art collection, and variety of classes attracts the amateur and professional alike. But there is more to the facility than just glass, steel and paint....read more
Color All Year The cool thing about North Willow Farms is the number of trees scattered through the neighborhood. The different varieties create a constant rotation of color as we shift from spring blooms to lush green in the summer and bright color in the fall. This...read more
He sits high in a tree, chattering loudly as he looks down on me. He doesn't scamper away, he isn't afraid, just hanging out as the sun sets.read more
Our office cat, Benny is a busy boy. Like most younger brothers he is usually trying to be wherever his big sister Clyde is hanging out. Yes, Clyde is a girl.
Benny will get in your face when you are trying to work or conveniently curl up between you and your keyboard.read more
It is still cold, but the sky is blue and it is a pretty day so we walked to the Monon Park. The lake looks lovely through the weeds and you can almost forget this is a park right in the middle of Carmel, Indiana.read more
Sitting on our deck, welcoming each season is Mr. Happy. One of the first metal sculptures Andy created, he still watches the seasons come and go. I have phtos of him all year round, and they always make me smile.read more
Who knew that pumpkins come in so many awesome colors? Wandering the grounds of Newfields, we found a small, but lovely pumpkin patch. Just the thing to put us in the Halloween spirit.read more
For a few weeks every year Indy is the most beautiful place on earthread more
Was at The Greenhouse at Newfields and was delighted to see they still had orchids.read more
Down on the street Nashville feels gritty and crowded but up high it is really coolread more
Built along the River there are some lovely views of the city.read more
On the grounds of the Biltmore are some lily ponds filled with fish, big fish.read more
His name is Fidel Catto. He sits high on a wall surveying all that passes by on this historic street in Nashvilleread more
Looking for a cool way to see the city of Asheville? Wander along the Urban Trail for bits of art, history and architecture. This watch was one of my favorite pieces along the way. Celebrating the works of Sydney Porter who often wrote stories under the name of O....read more
The Vanderbilt's were rich. Well they still are, but in the late 1800's they were really rich. The young railroad magnet George saw the palaces of Europe and wanted one of his own. So he built one in Ashville North Carolina. More than 100 rooms built on thousands of...read more