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Tea time and a photography tip

March 13, 2013


Today the cousins are enjoying the warm morning sun and a bottomless teapot of water and honey. One of the best tips I’ve learned for capturing children is instead of photographing their special moments from a vantage point of five feet from the ground like this… but rather to get down on their level and […]

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Photography tips for the playground

April 2, 2012


I love taking pictures of my children at the playground – especially on the swings. The problem was, standing in front of the swings with the sun behind me, meant that Maggie couldn’t smile and look directly at the camera. Which means I have quite a few photos that look like this. So I changed […]

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Beauty is in the eye of the Gardener

September 20, 2011


Over the weekend, our local photography club visited our Community Garden. Here are a few of my favorite pictures… Lettuce in black and white. Home is where you hang your spider web. A sunflower promise for tomorrow. What are your favorite subjects to photograph? Are you part of an organized photography club? This post has […]

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It’s all about perspective

August 17, 2011


Sometimes a beautiful picture just happens. You are at the right place at the right time. And then there are moments where you put yourself at the right place and the right time. Like kneeling down close to the ground and waiting five minutes for some meandering swans. Holding your camera anywhere but five feet […]

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The Washington Monument – I was there!

May 4, 2011


When taking pictures on vacation, it’s always a good idea to BE in the picture. You know – so you can prove you were really there… I think this is going to become a signature move for me… Have I mentioned how much I love Payless? How do you make sure you are in the […]

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Just call me “Lefty”

February 3, 2011


I’ve noticed a new trend in some of my pictures recently…     I’m not quite sure where it came from…     But I think I kinda like it…   Do you always center your subject in a picture?   Try something a little different next time – You might be surprised with what […]

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

October 21, 2010

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I love this picture. The textures, the colors, the blurry fall bokeh background… Abfälle means trash in German.  Those two little dots are called an umloat.  (pronounced ooom -LOUT) Thank goodness for German-English pocket dictionaries.  … What every day, simple things are inspiring you today?

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Modern Mennonite Horse power

July 22, 2010

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I just can’t decide whether I like this picture better in black and white…  or color… or black and white… or color….   What do you think?

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