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.
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 just a few images 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 hard to stop and take a few pictures. Knowing I need a pictures for the blog forces me to look at the world a little differently. I always stop and think, would that be a good picture?
I believe interesting photos are not just about the applying basic techniques, to make great effects happen deliberately. My favorite photos are the ones which bring the photographer’s point of view forward, so you see the world thorugh their eyes.
This is my point of view.
This little red pop of color, nestled along side a fence gave me the perfect excuse to pause, catch my breath and take a photo.
What is special about Riverside? With a population of less than 10,000 this town would seem likely an unlikely destination, except for it's unique history. The Village of Riverside boasts of being one of the first planned communities (est. 1869. it was designed by...
Peppers Don't Have to Be Green I love going to markets where I can buy peppers in al shapes, sizes and colors. While I enjoy the original green, I have to admit the bright reds and yellows really dress up a salad.
The cold doesn’t slow them down
Not pretty enough for Shutterstock Recently I started submitting photos to Shutterstock for their stock photography library. This one, a picture of Virginia Mint in the winter didn't make the cut, but I still think it is beautiful.
Even in the winter there is are beautiful views.
Beautiful Views at Home After spending weeks admiring the rivers, lakes and ocean scenes on my travels it is fun to come home to Indiana, and find a few beautiful views here as well.
I even picked up a few to take home to remind me of this sunny day.
Everything in Rome seems wide, expansive and beautiful.
Venice Doesn't Feel Quite Real With water everywhere, it feels like another planet. How can a city exist with no roads, and so few streets. But it does, and every inch is beautiful. Around every corner is another photo opportunity. This photo was actually taken on...
It is also, the place where pesto was first served.
Cinque Terre Italy: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore
Colors at Sunset in Coniglia
Modern sculptures in an old city
I could stand along the edge of this river for hours
Beautiful flowers form the first part of my Italy trip
I know it is finally fall when the berries on the Flowering Crab Trees turn from brown to red.
A lovely monarch finds our neighbors flowers.