Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Spirit of the Mountain


I took photos from different angles and decided the mountain in the back ground would please Allan Houser, the sculptor.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Spirit of the Wind


Spirit of the Wind by Allan Houser is at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens. http://www.dbg.org/ links you to the Botanical Gardens. http://houserphoenix.org/about.html links you to the connection between the Heard Museum and the Botanical Gardens that are both showing Allan Houser's art. I enjoyed several hours of shooting pictures. I will show some of my favorites over the next few days.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Up close?



These two pictures were taken from the same spot. All I changed was the zoom of the lens. Zooming the lens flattened the image, until the mountain and the sculpture look like they are very close, instead of far apart.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Celebrating


Up close and personal. I finally uploaded my pictures from graduation day. I am so happy to be done.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

After Chirstmas


Yup, after Christmas blahs. I hope to recover in a shorter period of time this year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snowbirds


Ever wonder where birds go when they fly south? They come to Phoenix. Geese and many other birds come here to enjoy the warmer weather. Trying to snap their pictures as they swoop through is a bit of a trick on cloudy mornings.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Duck


I chuckle every time I see the ducks that are really standing on the rocks. I enjoy nature's little tricks.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Birds in the water


Out on the lake these two birds were having a marvelous time. I tried to capture their playfulness. I haven't had time to play lately. Need to add play to my schedule. :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm back


Hi-
I'm back from all the excitement of the end of the semester, finishing my book, and graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography. Christmas is the worse possible time of the year to be job hunting. Time for a brief mini vacation, and printing resumes with my updated information. This is one of my photographs from a year ago. I still like abstractions and pictures that seem not to mean anything. To me, I was fascinated by the bougainvillea leaves sprinkled amongst the succulent plants. Contrast of color and textures. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Inadequate


Sometimes the smallness of the image and the inadequacies of the internet keeps me from sharing how truly stunning this looked. My camera can get it, but it needs to be printed about 16 x 20 or bigger.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Soaring


I am always amazed by how beautiful a bird soaring looks.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Try again


Tried again to see if I could get it a little more natural looking. I think it is a bit better. Thanks for the suggestion.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Improvement?



Animal shots at night are difficult. Flash photography is so common, the bright eyes, look more natural then the ones I photoshopped back to black. What will it take to make it look natural?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Goin' Fish'n




Yup, caught the fish. I couldn't snap fast enough. Every once in a while video would be useful.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hello Moon



I fell in love with the moon when I was a child watching the moon launches and Ansel Adams pictures used to convince the American public the importance of Man walking on the moon. I am old enough to have lived through history in the making. I enjoyed the past couple of weeks of the moon not setting until after sunrise. I need a better zoom.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Only Phoenix




Early morning hours the sprinklers come on and the water turns to ice on each blade of grass. The neighbor slowed his car when he saw me lying on the driveway. He smiled and waved after I got up holding my camera.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Morning lake


Wow! I love it when I can capture the feel of the morning.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Early Morning






Rewarded myself with an early morning trip to Phoenix Mountains. Winter is lovely since you don't have to get up so early for Sunrise. :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bird


Just a bird. Nothing special. I don't even know what type. Just a bird.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ready, Set, Action




More homework. :( I am so ready for school to be done. No time for picture taking so pulled these up from my day with Maui. I enjoyed that day.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Light in the blossom


I was able to get the glowing of the sun at the center of this trumpeter flower. I needed something interesting and different. I just spent most of the week finishing three major projects for school. Graduation in less than 3 weeks. I will soon be counting the days, which is 17 at this point.