Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Most of the agapanthus in the neighborhood are already blooming, but mine has just started. I've loved watching it daily as it bursts out of its green sheath. I finally got my camera out to start to document its progress

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spectacular Sunrise

I'm swimming with a group of adults a couple of mornings a week really early... This morning the sunrise was truly amazing, and I happened to have my camera. Here is the result.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 29 - Gathering

Today, the basic idea was to photograph a bouquet, of any kind. The best part of this assignment was taking a walk in the incredible weather. I had a plan... I would cut some flowers along the old rail bed on MLK, make a cool wildflower (read weed) bouquet.

So, I'm out in the fabulous weather, enjoying this amazing coolish spring we are having and I see some city employees in the distance, kind of near where I'm planning to cut "flowers". At first, I'm just hoping they won't give me a hard time, but as I get closer, I realized they had been working pretty hard and had DECIMATED the growth along the little canal that I had been planning to cut from! Everything was gone, at least at first that was what I thought.

It brought home the point made by Art Wolfe on Monday's class... take the picture TODAY, you never know what will be there tomorrow.

Luckily, I had taken a lot of pictures earlier this week (I have the ant bites to prove it), but what about today's assignment? As I looked closer, I realized there were still some "flowers" up along the edge of the fence. And so I started cutting.

I got home and laid out the flowers, and started snapping, before and after arranging. My favorite was a before picture.

Day 28 - Charmed

I don't love this picture, but I do love my necklace, given to me by a wonderful friend who is moving soon... 

As part of the Picture Spring Course I'm taking, we post in a gallery each day, and I really loved many of the photos the other participants took yesterday, far more creative, and compelling. But today is another day... and I'm to shoot a bouquet. Thinking of making a wildflower bouquet later today to shoot. Can't wait.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 26 - Make A Wish

Another assignment that I REALLY loved. Getting up close to Dandelions! Yeah.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 25 - Spring Board

"Use someone else's photography to inspire your photo today."

I found some beautiful flower Macro Photography today on Flickr (my photos are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bsuttoncm/)

I wanted to get in close to the center of the rose, but still keep it sharp. I almost succeeded. The photo isn't as sharp as I would like, but the detail is still nice.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 24 - Love is in the Air

Serendipitously, I saw this bird feather "stuck" on an azalea stamen.

It may not be true love, but they make an interesting pair.