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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.

 

 

A Place time Forgot

At the southern edge of Central Park is the first of many bridges constructed in the late 1800's. Today, just as all those years ago people stroll across the bridge on any sunny day.

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100 Tiffany Lamps

Assembled by hand, these beautiful lamps went out of fashion and many were destroyed. Today, the NY historical society has collected more than a hundred The intricacy of the work is something to see up close

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Frozen in time

There is something so beautiful about the way ice forms on leaves and berries.  The glaze on the branches and the water droplets caught as they drip off the edge of the berry makes it feel like a moment frozen in time. 

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South Beach

the thing about Florida is that it looks different.  It isn't just the sun and palm trees.  It is the colors and shapes. The art deco style of South Beach is just one example of what makes this part of the country so unique. 

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Gorgeous Graffiti

On our last day in Florida, on our way to the airport, I found a cool part of down, with a graffiti park.  Everywhere you turned, there was amazing street art. This was part of a collection of pictures of faces of indigenous people. Loved, the vibrancy of the color...

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Brunch!

On the first Saturday of every month, my friend Randy hosts a brunch.  By that I mean, he posts the invite in a Facebook group and those of us who can, show up.  We talk about business, we talk about personal.  We meet every month at a big table at the back of the...

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New Years Resolution Photos

This year I want to become a better photographer and the only way to do that is to take more photos. Lots and lots of photos. So I am going back to the objective of one photo a day. It is starting out a little rocky. I don't like some of the photos I am taking, but I...

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The Flowers of Versailles

The palace at Versailles is stunning, but it was the gardens which stole my heart. The original grounds are actually larger than Central Park, though today much of that is public land. The area that remains is filled with fountains and flowers. Lots and lots of...

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The Louvre

We have traveled all over Europe, but there is nothing quite like the Louvre. Stretching along the Seine it seems to go on for ever. And as you walk inside, browsing art from the ages, it seems even larger. .

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Monet’s Garden

One of my favorite painters is Monet. I have always loved his perspective of outdoor scenes. His flowers and water Lillie's are so inspiring. This photo from the water Lily pond makes it is easy to see where his inspiration came from.

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Feeding Time

At Eagle Creek Park there is a bird sanctuary.  It is incredibly peaceful to watch the birds fly back and forth Stopping long enough to eat before they take flight again. This fellow was quite persistent, trying to get a kernel or two from the feeder before he was...

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Yellow Flower Pink Center

Tired of walking the same paths through local neighborhoods, Andy and I headed to Eagle Creek Park. We were probably a few weeks late to lots of beautiful flowers, but there were still some, like this amazing yellow flower with a pink center. I have no idea what type...

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Late Summer at the Lake

Eagle Creek Park is much larger than you might think, especially if you decide to walk the trails.  Wandering for almost three hours in the park, we saw the lake from many angles.  This was one of my favorite views.  The picture was taken about an hour before sunset.

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Birds of Eagle Creek Park

Large on a Saturday afternoon we headed to Eagle Creek Park. We wandered the trails and ended up at the bird sanctuary. It was challenging to snap a photo as the birds seemed to be in continual motion. This is one of my favorites.

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Last Bits of Summer

Wandering around the grounds of the Monon Center on a sunny later summer afternoon gave me a chance to get lost on a few paths, and take a few beautiful images, like this one.  The colors were glorious, no retouching was required.  

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