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Inspiration¬† I’ve always love those marvelous ancient Japanese paintings of plum blossoms on branches. Sometimes when I’m out photographing, I’ll see scenes that remind me of art from another time, in a particular style… or a movie scene will pop into my mind, I’ll hear music or have other flashes that are like neon signs…

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New York, Macphun & The Fish

Presets & Textures… Oh My! I love new experiences. Roll them in a nice coating of fun, learning curve rich goodness and I’m hooked! Such was my experience in creating new presets and textures for Macphun. I was delighted and honored when they asked me to do so. I went to town on them a…

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The Veil Between Worlds

I knew this image would turn out impressionistically when I shot it. Mostly because when I saw it, it reminded me of a photographer whose work I just love: Philippe Sainte-Laudy. I’ll admit I thought I might do some motion blur. But the quality of light that came out as I pleased my muse was…

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The Harvest of Gold

Harvest… It’s Only PART of the Story! Autumn is harvest time. And personally, I like the idea of harvesting gold. It doesn’t have to be literal gold… although… wait, give me a moment. [She pauses. Muses.] Yep, kinda love that idea too. But there’s more to this ‘golden harvest’ notion that I like… (Photo story:…

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Macro Autumn

As monochrome as yesterday’s post was, the day after that storm dawned ridiculously, shamelessly bright and clear. AND… with a couple inches of snow at the upper elevations! Couple that with some rad fall color – and you’ve got a breathtaking event. I found myself pulling out my 100 mm macro lens, the 24-70 AND…

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The Rain Clears… Here Comes Fall Color!

First Rains of Autumn The first rain of the fall is always so exciting. No, it’s not like watching paint dry! It smells amazing, invigorating the very air with… I dunno… stuff that make you feel all alive and spiffy. The hubs and I are on a photo trip (I call it ‘photo tripping’) down…

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Peaceful, Easy Lagoon

Lagoonia Reflections I named this “Lagoonia”. Ha! So silly. It means “the land of The Lagoon”, which I also made that up. But I like it. I tend to like reflection photos… they always calm me. I don’t know what the brain actually does when it sees a mirrored image, but whatever it is must…

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