On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine

While window shopping in New York City last week this window caught my attention.

I love the complimentary colors; blue and orange.  The view through the glass adds

a bit of depth and reflection and gives a perception of floating with the clouds.  I’d like to

give credit to the person who created this display, but I unfortunately don’t remember

for certain what store window this was.  My best guess is

Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue.

Dinner Plate Dahlia on a Dinner Plate

This is by far the longest that I have ever gone without posting a blog.  The good news is that my absence is for good reason.

I moved into my studio space today.  I am beside myself with excitement and overwhelmed with the possibilities, as well as the logistics of settling into it.  The space is beautiful and I hope to post photos soon.

For those of you interested in black and white photography, I did write a post on Monochromia for this Thursday.  I encourage you to stop by and see it and please check in here soon for an update on the studio as well as more images from yours truly!

Oh yes, and a special thanks to all of my new followers as well as my long-term followers.  I am grateful for your support and am thrilled to have you following me and my endeavors as a photographer.  I hope I don’t disappoint and I welcome your comments whenever you visit.  I will do my best to get to all of your blogs to catch up as soon as the dust settles here.  Thanks for your patience.


All my best,


Dinner Plate Dahlia on a Dinner Plate ss 1/60  f5.6  ISO1600  60mm

Dinner Plate Dahlia on a Dinner Plate
ss 1/60   f5.6   ISO1600   60mm

How many compositional rules can you identify here?

Believe Me

SS 1/1250 f5.6 ISO 400

Believe Me  (meaning of the red tulip in the Victorian Language of Flowers)                                                                                                                                                                                                                

SS 1/1250 f5.6 ISO 400 60mm

Believe me…I am thrilled that May arrived with sunshine and warmer temperatures!  After inches upon inches of rain the past two days the sunshine is a welcome blessing!  I hope the sun warms your heart and soul today!

Which do You Prefer?

Spring has Sprung III

Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC)

SS 1/60, f 4.0, ISO 1250


Spring has Sprung III

Same image with a texture layer added.

It is Spring, so life has been so very busy.  Lacrosse and various activities with the kids take over my time and as a result I have very little time to focus on my blog or visit other blogs.  Please excuse my absence and know I’ll be back in the swing of things in a couple of months.  In the meantime, I would love to hear from you as to which image, of the two above, you prefer?

Spring has Sprung…

Spring has Sprung



Spring has Sprung II



“It’s Spring fever…. You don’t quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” – Mark Twain

Do you ever have this feeling when Spring arrives?

2013 Iris Series – 01

I realize that I began the Peony series only a few days ago and it may appear to be too soon to begin another series but I felt the need to mix things up a bit.  For those of you who love Peonies, don’t worry, there will be more images posted soon.  But for today, I introduce the first in a series of Iris images.  Enjoy!

Complimentary Message

Complimentary Message

Venessa Diffenbaugh, author of The Language of Flowers, uses “message” as the definition of the Iris.

According to other sources the Iris has multiple meanings, some of which will be introduced throughout this series in addition to “message”.