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 Vanderbilt's were rich. Well they still are, but in the late 1800's they were really rich. The young railroad magnet George saw the palaces of Europe and wanted one of his own. So he built one in Ashville North Carolina. More than 100 rooms built on thousands of...read more
Hiking in the hills outside of Ashville, North Carolina I found this twisted tree that seemed to have grown around and into the rocksread more
Located just off the main drag, Lexington Glass is a huge gallery, working glass studio and brewery. The combination of art and beer is just perfect!read more
Made from white oak they can only be used once for bourbon..read more
Between the distillery tours we found a little nature trail and a bourbon colored butterflyread more
Around every corner is another beautiful flower Took this with my iPhone and the sun was just perfectread more
Gone are the pastels . Hello bright summer colorsread more
It finally stopped raining and I could get out for a walk in a few parks with my camera . First of my July flowersread more
This little Banzai is 110 years old. We should live so long It is part of a collection of Banzai in the Japanese garden in Montreal 's Botanical Gardenread more
Taller than Niagara Falls, the Chute du Montmorency are 275 feel high. They are not however , as wide. Still impressive from above and belowread more
Founded in the 1600's much of Quebec's history can be seen round every corner . For example the train station build in 1872. Stepping off the train is like stepping back in timeread more
This is the first in a series of beautiful flowers from my trip to the botanical garden of Montrealread more
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...read more
I have see pink tulips and yellow tulips, but never pink and yellow. How do they change colorread more
Another lovely evening, and another beautiful flower.read more
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...read more
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.read more
I know it isn't really an upside down flower, it just looks that way. The delicate viens look like tiny blood vessels on the side of the flowe.read more