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.

 

 

A Little Bit of Paradise

A Little Bit of Paradise

Not at home in Indiana
Art and Bloom at Newfields presents spectacular flowers you would not normally see anywhere in Indiana. This collection reminds me of Hawaii.

While the temperature outside is gloomy, the colors indoor are bright and sunny

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Riverside Illinois

Riverside Illinois

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...

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Peppers!

Peppers!

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. 

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Virginia Mint

Virginia Mint

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. 

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