Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Faceless Portrait

Passing by a back alley I found this woman acting very strangely.  Though her behavior was odd, the photo-op was undeniable.  I hope this vagrant is well, has found a home, and is healthy and happy.  I like to create stories when photographing.  I like to imagine the 'story' of the subject.  In this case, I will name the anonymous person Trisha. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Old Time Gate

At a recent photography meeting the topic of 'scene junk', and the need to eliminate it, was raised by Linda, the expert speaker.  In this photo I had to move in tight and at a strong angle in order to get a shot.  I might have just passed up the shot altogether but I liked the shadows and the rustic look of the gate.  In the manipulation process I ended up adding a soft look/glow to make the image a touch more ethereal.  After all, this was in a cemetery.  For what it is worth, enlarging the photo shows the image as intended, much brighter.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I am pleased with the contrast in colors of the dark purple, light purple and bright green leaves.  Below, I found a few petals had fallen onto one of the large green leaves.  I find the perspective to be interesting.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


 Summer is my favorite season because I'm able and willing to get outside to see all that nature has to offer.  The deer was less than a stone throws away and didn't mind me pulling up along side of it.  It didn't mind the electric window going down or the 'gun-like' camera!  It was the most peaceful moment.  A car in the distance spooked the deer and it disappeared in the woods.  I was honored that she didn't mind making a connection with me.  Below is a photograph that I shot with my new, point and shoot camera.  That Sony camera continues to impress me.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


It always amazes me, when I go to an urban area, in this case Syracuse, how many parks and other outdoor facilities are available.  It was nice to see people running and blading and families enjoying the many playgrounds.  I've always felt that city life was for me!