Winter’s Gentle Touch

Winter's Gentle Touch

“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year…
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Honor

Honor

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” ~ Bradley Whitford

Merry Christmas

ornament 1

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas…

ornament 2

And a season full of love, joy, peace and hope.

 

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

SS 1/60 f 5.6 ISO 400

Post processing: a slight curves adjustment in Photoshop CC.

Signs of Spring was shot in diffused light in between rain showers; – April showers bring May flowers -. I used a shallow depth of field to achieve a more abstract composition. I made the shadowed areas less in focus to give a more quizzical appearance of the flower.

Can you guess what the rain drops fell on? I’ll give you a hint – they are some of the first signs of Spring on the North East Coast and provide much-needed color to dull, early Spring landscapes.

To see this image in black and white visit Monochromia, a black and white photo blog I proudly, yet humbly, contribute to every Thursday.

I’d love to hear which you prefer – the monochromatic image or the color image.

Blue

 

Blue

Blue

ss 0.8 f 22 iso 100

“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle

This image was taken during the evening blue hour on the Pacific Coast in February.  The “blue hour” refers to the period of twilight every morning and evening when the sun is below the horizon and the indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue with a cool color temperature.

To learn more about the blue hour, the golden hour and twilight feel free to read this great article by PetaPixel.

Remember, tomorrow is Thursday and I will be posting a black and white image on Monochromia.  Be sure to stop by!

Love Declared…

“I felt that I admired you, but…

To see more visit my Thursday Post on Monochromia.

 

A Dog and Her Personality – Black and White Photography

Daisy Playing

Daisy Playing

Daisy Being Shy for the Camera

Daisy Being Shy for the Camera

 

Who is with me that dogs are part of the family?  This is our family dog, Daisy, aka Crazy Daisy or Daisy Duker Dog.  She is nothing shy of a challenge to photograph – constant motion and little sitting pretty.  And yes, that is a pomegranate she is playing with… The images above capture her personality though…

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras