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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.

 

 

Flowers After a Rain

Flowers After a Rain

Early on an April morning after it had rained the night before, I headed out, camera in hand to walk and snap photos with my iPhone.  I was not disappointed! 

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This Bird Stole My Heart

This Bird Stole My Heart

Good Company My neighbor has this sweet, lovely and very well trained parakeet.  I will often see her wandering through the neighborhood with the bird perched on her shoulder. Sometimes she chats and other times they just walk together in comfortable silence.  She...

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Snow Day

Snow Day

We haven’t had snow all season. As a matter of fact it has been unseasonably warm until now.   Eight inches fell yesterday transforming my deck into a winter wonderland.  

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Harrison Ball

Harrison Ball

You can take the boy out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the boy. A lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan, he would stubbornly wear shorts and flip flops long into the late fall, hoping the snow would never come. Active in the Boy Scouts and ROTC in high school, it...

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Flowers along the Cliff

Flowers along the Cliff

Flowers along the cliff The three mile cliff walk wraps around the coast of Newport.  Here the very wealthy built their summer "cottages", buildings we think of as mansions to look out on the ocean.  The rocky cliffs offer a different view of the ocean below/...

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