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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.

 

 

The Gossipers

We wandered into an art gallery and I noticed a few small bronze sculptures. It was obvious the artist was a woman. The women weren't sexualized, just real and beautiful in their own way. The style of the artist Rose-Aimée Bélanger was so distinctive that I knew right...

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White Flower at Sunset

The last hour of daylight is the best time to take photographs.  The sun is low enough that it doesn't cast shadows.  The light is soft and golden and reflects just right, and pretty flowers like this one look exceptionally beautiful. Memorial day weekend, the weather...

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Blue Bird

He sat patiently as I took his picture over and over again. I was amazed how long he sat still and posed for me.  He was beautiful, and perhaps I think he knew it.

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Daffodils – The First Sign of Spring

I know it is spring when the daffodils begin to appear. There are lots of the traditional yellow and white ones all over my neighborhood.  However these two tone flowers are my favorites. Look closely at the picture and you will see that the flower is a favorite with...

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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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