Sunday, August 30, 2009


Spring Sky - Nikon D40

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Pentas - Nikon D40

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Okay, Fuschia - Nikon D40

Friday, August 21, 2009


Cypress - Nikon D40

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Purple - Sony Cybershot

The landscapers where I work told me this plant was called a Mexican Petunia. I think that sounds more like a frozen cocktail than a flower. Anyway, I just really like the color.

Friday, August 14, 2009

No Connectivity

My internet is out. I'm not sure what it says about me that I rely on the internet so much that I feel cut off from the world when it's down. Probably nothing good.

My friend is generous enough to let me borrow some wifi, so here I am with my laptop. Of course all my photos are on my desktop, which I can't exactly break down and reassemble at my friend's house. (Although she's such a great friend she probably wouldn't mind.) So, unfortunately, today's post has no photo. I don't like it. It looks like I forget something. And yes, I could transfer a photo or two onto a thumb drive and then upload it to my laptop, but I don't have that much time today. I'm not a lady of leisure, you know. Oh, but I would love to be, yes I would.

If I was a lady of leisure my days would be filled with photo safaris, cooking all those meals I never have time for, and stopping to smell as many roses as I could.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Atlantic - Nikon D40

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Stormy Weather

Storm Clouds - Nikon D40

This image happened by accident when I was editing a rather bland shot of thunderheads. I hit the automatic adjust command and got the photo above. It inensified the blues and made the edges gradually darker. I love the moody feeling it creates.

Usually I don't like the results of auto-adjust in photo editing programs. They look wrong to my eye. But this one I liked instantly.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Rose - Nikon D40

Things I am loving right now:

- My new Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave keyboard and mouse combo. I love keyboards. I do a lot of writing, so the feel and sound of the keys is something I fixate on. This just in: I might be a nerd.

- Chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars. That is a cheesecake sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies. Yes, it is as decadent as it sounds. No, I will not share.

- Norse mythology. What, might you ask, sparked an interest in such an arcane topic? The movie Max Payne. That's right, a movie based on a video game about vengeance made me want to learn more about Valkyries and Ragnarok and Valhalla. My interest in culture and history is not limited to my own. Please, see above where I mention I am a nerd.

What are you loving right now?

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Beach (with texture) - Nikon D40

In the past I have not posted my attempts to work with textures on my photos. I only wanted to put what I thought was my best work up here. And if I wasn't quite sure about something, it did not get posted. It didn't matter that someone else's eyes might see something I didn't. Or that, though it's not my style, someone else might like it.

But in this new age, where I post more frequently and write about things more personal, I am showcasing photos I'm not quite sure about. Because I think the attempt is as worthy as the final product. It says something about courage and hope.

Or maybe I'm just a little sentimental today. What do you think?