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.
There is something about the last rays of sunshine at the end of the day. Photographers call it the golden hour, because of the way the light bathes everything in a soft golden light. People and flowers just look better, this time of day. That was absolutely true as...read more
In the center of the IU campus is a lily pond unlike any I had seen before. The pads completely covered the water and the lilies rose high above the pads. It had just rained and the water was collecting in little puddles on the padsread more
The rivers that run through the city of Chicago create wonderful open spaces and great views of the city .read more
In an exhibit on famous jazz singers from 100 years ago was this old phone booth.read more
Wandering along Michigan Avenue in Chicago near Grant Park there are lovely little sculpture gardens and fountains like this one.read more
This guy seemed to know we were taking his picture as he posed and posed and posedread more
One of the strangest landmarks on the north side of Indy are the three triangle shaped buildings called the pyramids. Up close they look like ordinary office buildings , but across the lake in a residential neighborhood at dusk they are magical.read more
Late at night the skyline of NY lit up is an interesting contrast with the pool in the foregroundread more
Thirty miles of shoreline along the Hudson . Amazing views.read more
Wandering behind the mall and hotels at Keystone at the crossing is a small lake surrounded by condos, offices and a hotel. Early in the morning there was a perfect reflection in the lakeread more
Isn't nature amazing? Take a close look at this flower. There seem to be hundreds of little flowers making up the one bloom.read more
The Butler University campus is so pretty, with gardens and architectural surprises around ever corner. At dusk the bell tower looked just awesome against a cloudy, gray sky.read more
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 be.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 it.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