Thursday, September 30, 2010

I survived

This month marks 9 years surviving breast cancer. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Phoenix is a yearly renewal of hope. This year's race is 10/10/10. After 3 biopsies, I can tell you that progress is happening. Come share the day with me.

Monday, September 27, 2010


NikonSniper follies of a Photographer
I follow Nikon Sniper but this is one time I will let him recount his experience without feeling a need to follow. I prefer to stay on the road side of the guard rail.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Still remember

I can forget any name. I struggle to pass test that I have to memorize information. I was scrolling through old photographs and found this one from 2 years ago. I still remember what store parking lot I was in when I took the picture. Are you kidding me? My head seems to be wired to remember a sunset from 2 years ago but not who I was introduced to 10 minutes ago.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Note to self:

Dear Self,
The next time you think your batteries are fresh check them in the flash.
Thank goodness for Target.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bloomed 2008

Browsing back through old photos I rediscovered the photos from the first Spring I had a digital camera. I was so excited and thought every picture was wonderful. Now I look back and critique them. I am tempted to throw half of them away. I haven't decided if I became an art photo snob or I just learned that much from then until now. I am hoping it is a difference in how much I have learned. Still for a little point and shoot digital camera, there are quite a few that look really good.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Night Light

My favorite night location. Water, light, geometric shapes, and a statue.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Old Sequence

I looked back at one of the first sequences I did in class last year. I am pleased with how much I have learned. I trimmed this down from a larger sequence of 27 pictures. In a sequence there is often some element in one picture that is in the next picture, a shape, a color or maybe a texture link the pictures together. The brain automatically starts looking for similarities.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Do...

One of the photo techniques I learned was how to use sequences to create a feeling or a greater view of an event. Try an experiment, if you like, take 7 - 10 random pictures. Rearrange them until you find a sequence that seems pleasing to you. Rearrange them again to see if there is another way to view the sequence. Pictures that seem random can actually be related by the very nature of your state of mind when you chose the pictures in the first place. I spent an entire semester shooting pictures everyday and making sequences. The longest sequence was about 60 with no words. Check out my book Ordinary at