Happy Sunday! It’s been a big week for me! First, I want to share a blog post by Leanne Cole in which she featured me in her weekly introduction series. I have been following Leanne for years, and find her to be a true inspiration. With that being said, I am very honored to be featured by her. Leanne’s blog post about me can be viewed HERE.
This photograph was taken in front of the New York City Public Library during the afternoon Leanne and I spent together in New York this fall.
The other piece of news that I would like to share with you is that I was contacted by Nelson Education/Cengage Learning, a Canadian publishing company, last Monday. The company asked to purchase one of my images to be used for the cover of a textbook for colleges and universities. The print run will be 13,240. Needless to say, I said yes, and am more than excited about this opportunity. “Love Intertwined”, the image purchased by Nelson Education/Cengage Learning, can be found in a pervious blog post HERE.
Yesterday I had the great pleasure to wander around New York City with some amazing people: Leanne Cole, Stacy Fisher, Robert Marsala, and Nicci Carrera. One of our stops was the New York Public Library – wow! If you have never been inside you need to add it to your bucket list. The architecture is inspiring and the people watching…entertaining. And if you are a lover of books…you’ll feel right at home.
“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” – Henri Matisse
Notice the shutter speed above. The long exposure created the soothing, serenity effect of the water. Long exposure is my favorite technique when shooting water. I love the calming feeling that lends to mindfulness, peace and a joyful heart.
“No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind.” – Tom Watson
This image was taken during the 5:15 pm bagpipe session at Spanish Bay Golf Resort. The sun was setting and the haze, clouds, and colors were dynamic. I wanted to capture the bagpipe player in a mystical, yet methodical way, thus I used the background as my focus and captured the bagpipe player as a silhouette so that the mind naturally wonders to the sound of the music amidst the light and the ocean breeze.
To see this image in black and white – just as dramatic as the image in color, visit Monochromia, a black and white photography blog, for my Thursday post. I’d love to hear which image you prefer.
Have a fabulous weekend! And, may the sun be at your back.
“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
“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
ss 1/640 f 5.6 ISO 400 60mm macro
white backdrop, natural light, direct light, – full sun, manual settings, manual focus
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!