Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween Goth

With Halloween around the corner, this image reminds me of a "dark and creepy" place. A battle between good and evil. The darkness of the image was chosen purposely to create a dreary scene.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I wish I could fly south! Winter is coming!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Life Magazine

I'm not saying this photo is Life Magazine quality. I am reminded of some photos I've seen throughout the years in the magazine; those photos taken in black and white with an 'amateur' feel. Of course I am biased about how beautiful all my nieces are!...but they are :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stevie Vunk

The Queen Of Rock and Roll

Art Show

Art Show went well. These are ones that my nieces found here girls!

Monday, September 20, 2010

City Life

Above, another deal is made with a handshake. Each man trusts the other to maintain his part in upholding the business arrangement. Does this photo work for you? The "other" man appearing in the window.

Below, a photographer attempts to capture all the photo opportunities that exist in a city.
He must remain diligent and "shoot" quickly!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Always Waiting In A City

Above a banker completes his transactions and awaits for his driver to bring the car around.

Below, an urban cowboy, and starving artist, waits for the bus to take him to his next gig, playing banjo at a street fair.

What would a business man do while waiting for his lunchbreak to be over?

Sunday, September 12, 2010


My sister's favorite character in the Pooh series. My challenge, to make Eeyore look bright and yet try to create a slight "mood" which Eeyore possesses. For the "mood" I decided to use the soothing colors of blue and green to circle this character. I have to say, shooting these Pez dispensers has been a challenge, even more difficult than people! I'll share another, another time.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


This farm is across the street from my house and the light often creates interesting shadows and drama due to the metal roof. It has been so windy at my house, and at the farm as well, that it feels as if hurricane strength winds have come to visit. I decided to photograph the farm and combine the image with the "stormy winds" that I was experiencing. The dramatic sky, which in its original form was a sunset, has become ominous with a little manipulation.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Just Horsing Around..I know, Lame Joke

Nothing special today. Found these two while hiking along a farm's property.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bald Mountain, Old Forge New York

What a fun hike! This short, but moderately difficult hike, is well worth it. The views are wonderful. There must have been 60 or more hikers enjoying the day with me. Though that number of hikers would usually bother me a bit, today it was understandable. Babies, strapped onto their dad's back even made the trip. I lucked out with blue skies, instead of the dreaded white that most photographers dread. If you can get to Old Forge, definitely do this hike!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sunset In The Mohawk Valley

Keeping that camera handy in my car, I quickly pulled over to the side of the road to snap this one. NO saturation at all. "Noise" because I tried lightening the bottom a bit to no avail. Because of the dark foreground, I cropped it an odd size. Making the photo brighter simply took away the drama from the sky. Maybe it was more beautiful with my eyes? or do you like this?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vrooman's Nose Mountain

What a great hike! The views from the ledges of this mountain never end! Though I'm fearful of heights I did feel like I was on top of the world, looking down. I was fascinated with the picture above. I shot that scene a dozen times and when the owners came out I knew I had the image I wanted. Look at the old bus/van and that red barn!

The image below is an example of the hundreds of photos one could take from the top! I hope these images are strong, not just because I'm attached to them. I'll post more another time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Addicted to Pez!

My sister is an avid collector of Pez Dispensers. She and I had a creative idea of photographing some of them to frame. I must say that this assignment is a challenge! The dispensers do not bend in any way and it is difficult to combine them so that they are interacting with one another. This is just one of my photos. You might see more down the road.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hazy Days of Summer

Hot summer days are my favorite! The Mohawk is always beautiful to me in the summer with dense brush, shoreline rocks and overhanging trees. There is a filter used here. If you enlarge the image you will see its effects.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A new "Twist" on an old image

Slopes, turns, dead ends, support, reflective,'s lessons

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Girl Hiding In The Shadows

This image may require some explanation. While "hiking" (actually a nature walk), I came across this old doll laying in the woods. Creepy? Yes! However, there is an abandoned house not far from where the doll was found. Still Creepy? Yes! Anyway, the "pure" photo was too realistic and disturbing to me (b/c I'm such a deep artist! ha). By using several filters and colors I wanted to retain some of the mood of the scene yet create a more artistic feel with the lines, swirls and colors chosen.
Without the explanation would you have recognized what it is that you are looking at? Pretend it wasn't my photo b/c you all know me (I'm not going to use a live model). I know my photography lately isn't what pleases everyone but I've been purposely pushing the limits a bit to create conversation.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

August! ugh

It is August and my summer vacation is half over! One thing that has been fun is shopping for my new house. I found this scene outside of a store in Little Falls. is a free site if you care to check it out. The site isn't anything extraordinary; however, it has some fun effects.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Man's Best Friend- Stephen King Style

I recently watched Stephen King's Pet Cemetery. If you have not seen this film, it is a fun one to rent. The premise is that pets who have been buried do not always remain buried. Some COME BACK! Be careful what you wish for!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nature Trail

Humid, tropical weather seems to saturate the colors beautifully.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scared of Clowns?

Some people have a fear of clowns. I don't, and in fact, I am drawn to those that are creepy. Those clowns make a better image. Here is a clown that I saw in an antique shop and I snuck in a picture, though a sign on the wall warned against photographs being taken.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Calm and Cool

I love a calm summer morning, watering the flowers. The early morning shadows seem to create shapes everywhere!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Being in my teenage years, in the 1980s, I don't remember vehicles as shown here. I have often imagined cars, such as this one, traveling the highways years ago. I chose to use filters (obviously) to create different effects. Which do you prefer?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Window View

Another early morning with sun, a window shade and my cross.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Using Sunflare and Silhouette

Green grass outside the window and my red car in the driveway generated the color found in the background. I saw the sun flare off the car and wondered if I could capture that flare behind the cross.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bit of Nature

The above photo was taken around 4pm and the bottom image around 7pm. This is proof that light does change the appearance of the same subject. This frog is alive (for those prop users). Though he traveled in the three hours, I found him hanging out around my garden. I added texture to the photo above (best seen enlarged). I don't get to shoot nature/animals often so this was a treat!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Bokeh is different than sharpness. Sharpness is what happens at the point of best focus. Bokeh is what occurs in the out of focus areas of a photo, using light, colors, movement and more.

These were my attempts at creating a more interesting out of focus background. Sometimes Bokeh is subtle and sometimes bold.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Fortunately I am able to be home during the summer months. After a school year of ups and downs, crazy schedules and crazy teens, there is such peace that I feel during the summer. I get restless and I do miss my job; however, it is wonderful to take walks, sleep an hour later or take a nap for no reason. This image reflects how I was feeling when I photographed the peace.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Something Funky!

I thought I would try something a little abstract, though the subject is pretty easy to identify. Does that make it less abstract? In any event, I thought it was pretty cool. It could be the surface of a far off planet with an asteroid crater in it.