My 10 Favorite Photos of 2015

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld At the end of a year, I have a tradition of going back through my favorite photographs I’ve taken in that year. On this blog, I have several years on record. In 2009 through 2013,Continue reading “My 10 Favorite Photos of 2015”

Some News I’m Pretty Proud Of…

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ― Ansel Adams   Writing has always been my first creative love, but photography comes in a very close second. Often, here at my blog and site, I write about photography (link to a list ofContinue reading “Some News I’m Pretty Proud Of…”

On Seeing Beauty: A Daily Challenge

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament.  Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson For the past three months, I’ve been workingContinue reading “On Seeing Beauty: A Daily Challenge”

Prague’s Spires and Magical Golden Lane: A Photojournal

“Known as the “golden city of 100 spires” and a “symphony in stone”, Prague boasts architectural styles ranging from the Renaissance and Baroque right up to the art nouveau and cubist styles of the 20th Century.” -Prague Guidebook To walk around Prague for a day is to walk through time. From the cobblestone streets toContinue reading “Prague’s Spires and Magical Golden Lane: A Photojournal”

The Magic of Low Light: Photography

Photography is the art of writing with light. -Gerardo Suter I love visiting the ocean, and having time on the beach. To me, there is something about the rhythmic crashing of waves, the wide feeling of timelessness, and the gentle scrubbing of the saltwater and sugary sand to wipe away all of the world’s cares.Continue reading “The Magic of Low Light: Photography”

Capturing the Beauty in Life: Photography, and Venice

Photography is the beauty of life, captured. – Tara Chisholm In 2003, I received my first SLR camera from my husband as a birthday gift. It was not one of the more prestigious brands, and the zoom lens was off-brand, as well. But, the combination of the two– a Target-special camera combined with a basicContinue reading “Capturing the Beauty in Life: Photography, and Venice”

How to Watermark Your Photos for the Web

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.  ~Ansel Adams   A couple of weeks ago, a friend wrote to me asking how I watermark my photographs for the web. Since I hadn’t blogged about photography in over a year, I decided to dedicate my posts in February to the subject.Continue reading “How to Watermark Your Photos for the Web”

The Joy of Photography: How to Find Your Inner Lens

Originally posted on February 1, 2012 “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”  -Ansel Adams   In the comments on last week’s post, I was asked how I managed to place my website name on each of my photographs. I hadn’t thought about it much, andContinue reading “The Joy of Photography: How to Find Your Inner Lens”

5 Quick Steps to Managing Your Digital Photos

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind   Today, I had the immense privilege of venturing into Prague with a dear photo-loving friend, despite the bitter cold temps, to takeContinue reading “5 Quick Steps to Managing Your Digital Photos”

A Prague Photo Journal

Words cannot begin to describe the beauty we’ve discovered in the Czech Republic thus far, so I am dedicating this week’s blog to a true view through my lens– a photo journal of our time living in Europe thus far. The images can speak for themselves … Enjoy!  Prague, Czech Republic: the Prague Castle TheContinue reading “A Prague Photo Journal”