Tag: Photography

I’m not a big fan of bells and whistles and usually the first thing that I do is turn all of that stuff completely off, beeps, bells, auto-focus assist, facial recognition (well, I did turn that back on) etc. Also, I will admit that I’m not known for reading user’s manuals from cover to cover. I am in no way surprised that I had overlooked this feature. I just happened to run into it on a blog post somewhere. If…

I have to say that this Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 lens has got my attention. I like it! Before I went to Mexico in October of last year, I’d mentioned that I was going to shoot the entire week using a rented 17mm lens. Well, of course, I changed my mind and purchased the 45 mm f/1.8 and took that with me too. I was glad that I did. As a matter of fact, most of the people pictures…

Things have been quiet around here for the month of January, just not much to say. There’ve been a few ideas rumbling around in my head, but they’ve not made themselves known through my fingertips. Oh well, it happens. The other day, I decided to get the lights out and have a good time playing with them. I didn’t have a model available, so I’d have to do it myself. You know what they say: If you want something done…

As the weather has been rather cold, for Charlotte, I went to the park this morning to catch what could possibly be my last glimpse of ice this winter. We never know. As I stood on the edge of the lake, I heard the ice cracking, popping, loosening its weak grip on the edge. The temperature was a balmy 27, heading for a high 50. Back to normal.

A few years ago, I started meditating. I kept it up for a while, but then it got lost somewhere in the mix. This morning I really felt the desire to sit quietly and simply breathe. So I did. I sat for 10 minutes, on the floor, gazing out my back window, looking at my rock garden. All sorts of gratitude bubbled up – gratitude that I could actually sit in a warm house with plenty of food in the…

I was quite entertained following this discussion on Chris’s blog, in particular, the discussion between Ray and Chris about pre-visualization and art. On one side, you have Ray K. saying that in order for it be art, essentially, it needed to be pre-visualized, with Chris countering with exploration-as-inspiration. As I do a fair bit of exploration, I wholeheartedly agreed with Chris. I remember writing a post, nearly 6 years ago, it was called: Avoiding First Impressions. I remember mentioning that…

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