A Moment in Time…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the garden.

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“I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.” – David Hobson

Bliss

Baby Bliss

Baby Bliss

“It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.” – Deepak Chopra

A House, in Black and White

“I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wanted the house with the picket fence from June Allyson movies. I knew that was yearning like one yearns to fly.” – Maya Angelou

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The Studio

Introducing my studio space…There is so much natural light I didn’t turn the lights on to photograph the space.  The images are straight out of camera,I didn’t edit them as I just wanted to share the space with you.

 

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My dog, Daisy, goes to the studio with me every day.

 

 

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The stairway to my second floor space.

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The entrance is to the right.


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2104 Point Shoe Series – VI

2014 Pointe Shoe Series VI

2014 Pointe Shoe Series VI

“Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” -Maya Angelou

Find your rhythm and dance this weekend everyone!

A Recent Newborn Shoot

Newborn Shoot

 

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manual settings and focus, natural light

 

Newborn Shoot

 

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manual settings and focus, natural light

Newborn Shoot

 

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manual settings and focus, natural light

Newborn Shoot

 

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manual settings and focus, natural light

Newborn Shoot

 

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manual settings and focus, natural light

All of the newborn images above were shot using my Nikon D800 and my 50mm 1.4 lens. Individual settings are above.  Which is your favorite?

 

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”
– Eda J. Le Shan

Innocence of Admiration

“There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Innocence of Admiration

Innocence of Admiration

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You guessed it! The Gerber Daisy represents innocence in the Victorian language of flowers. To see the monochromatic edition of this flower, visit my Thursday post on Monochromia.  I would love to hear which you prefer – color or black and white. I look forward to your thoughts!

Have a fabulous weekend!

2014 Pointe Shoe Series – V

2014 Point Shoe Series V

2014 Point Shoe Series V

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Manual focus, manual settings, diffused light, black and white conversion in Topaz Labs

“When life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward.” – Andrea Thompson

Sincere Generosity

Sincere Generosity

Sincere Generosity

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“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” Confucius

Galioli in the Victorian language of flowers means generosity and  I am sincere , thus the title of this image.

To capture this image, I used natural sunlight.  I put a black backdrop down on the grass and placed the flower upon it.  I used only the sun, no fill, and used manual exposure.  It was somewhat challenging because of the shadows and the significant contrast in light and shadow.  I did minimal post processing, just increased the blacks to darken the backdrop.  Light is such a magical thing.  When used correctly under the proper exposure we can create so much!

In addition, if you have a minute and are interested in black and white photography, stop by Monochromia to see my post for this week.  I posted two images of the same subject but using light in different perspectives.  More about light!

Have a great weekend!