The Landscape of Life

Me Loves Options

Sometimes I don’t know if I love black and white or color better. Or… big, open space epic photographs or macro. Or… chocolate or really ripe raspberries.
Then I retrieve my senses and remember that I don’t have to choose! In this lifetime, on this planet – we get options and choices. I treasure that to my very core.

(SIDEBAR: I created this one in Macphun Software’s Tonality Pro. I love how fast it is – and how you can bring back color selectively like here, or split tone in the blink of an eye. Should I tell you that all of Macphun’s software is 40% off until Nov. 29? I think it’s fair… cause maybe you love a discount as much as I do and want the option to git one!)

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Life’s Landscapes

In the same vein, I’m known as a landscape photographer. But you know, I love several areas of photography – and love looking at even more. As artists, we bring our point of view to our work. That’s what gives it a signature… our own unique take on things. And so in that sense… I photograph the landscape of my life. That’s what I specialize in, really. One of the things I love with all my heart is when a marvelous, grand vista takes my breath away and makes my eyes sting with tears of its glory. And lucky me… I get to capture those moments and share them with others.

But my heart is also moved so, so deeply by the up-close-and-personal world of macro. The detail, the worlds-within-worlds leaves me awestruck.
So I’m sharing a couple parts of my world today… monochrome and macro. Because I love them both, along so much more.

I think “love” is always a good operative word. Don’t you?

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5 thoughts on “The Landscape of Life

  1. I love both of them, but I’m a real sucker for a great B&W (Monochrome) with a bit of a color pop..Kudos Karen.

  2. I love hikey stuff. I don’t do it as much as I would like. I have three hikeyish photos I am going to try to do B&W gum prints this winter (while it’s cold outside). Did you see this as hikey when you were shooting or was it inspired once you got it home?
    I love the way the selective focus ties the two leaves together yet they are pointing in different directions. Sometimes I feel this in relationships where the in focus areas are strong enough to bond for life and the out of focus and looking different direction adds so much richness.
    They are wonderful.

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