What is it about a subject or object that causes you to take out your camera capturing that moment for eternity? Is it the way the light reflects off an object that captivates you? Perhaps it is the pale hues in the evening sky that draw your attention. Maybe you notice a unique looking flower or insect that will make an excellent subject for a macro photography capture. Whatever it is that causes you to take out your camera, is something you feel has untapped potential to become a magnificent moment.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Nature offers us breathtaking moments of beauty that are fleeting yet leave an indelible impression on our minds. Have you ever admired the elegance emitted from paper thin petals soaking by sunset's receeding light? The "veins" within the individual petals are enhanced by the brillance of sun's final rays. The warm glow of the remaining beams of light illuminate the pastel petals producing an eye-catching show of elegance!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
"Not everything is black or white". You may have heard this phrase repeatedly throughout your lifetime. Basically it was used to point out that there isn't always a definitive solution to every situation in life. However in photography the incorporation of black and white photography produces additional details not initially seen by the eye. I feel black and white photography is an effective tool to enhance shadows, highlight outlines in patterns, and bring to light elements of a scene or aspects of an object that may be overlooked.
I present for example the first photo of benches lining the boardwalk. The use of black and white photography allows the lines in the grain of the wood in the boardwalk to become intensified. It captures the shadowy outlines cast by the benches, as well as shadows of objects not visible in the capture, thus adding to the viewer's visual experience. The capture of shadows of unseen elements allows the viewer to envision the scene for themselves, creating pictures of what the additional objects must look like. In a way black and white photography is the "imagination filter of photography". Writers use the words on a page to form a vision of the scene for the reader through descriptive imagery. Photographers using black and white images do the same through reflections and shadows.
The viewer must imagine the colors possible in a black and white capture. In this way writers and photographers using black and white film captures are similar.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
With so many options available through social media, one might wonder why i consistently frequent Google+ over the other available social media platforms. The answer is simple - no fake fronts and genuinely honest, caring individuals who aren't just out to further themselves. Sure not every individual I add to my circles is this way, but a majority of this social media platform is comprised of friendly, positive individuals who are looking to connect with other like-minded individuals.
You may be asking, "Isn't that what all social media sites are like?"
Sadly the response is no. While many sites begin with the purest of intentions at their conception, something happens along the way to sidetrack them from seeing this vision through to fruitition.
The creation of intimate communities created for specific topics allow Google+ (or G+) members to connect with other individuals that share their interests.
Regular circle shares between members allow individuals to share their posted content with a broader audience, resulting in more content exposure.
The key to creating lasting friendships among G+ members is to dive in with both hands. You need to be active on G+ by plussing posts by other members, providing feedback, and adding content of your own. This is especially essential when you first join G+. As you continue to make your way through the "Googlesphere" you will start to find your niche. People from all over the world use G+, and before you realize it you will have found a large group of like-minded individuals whose personalities mirror your own! Some wonderful, caring friendships have been created between individuals who may never meet, yet they check in daily with one another to just say hi and show they care.
I'm not saying that G+ is flawless in its creation, no social media platform is, but it does allow people with similar interest and idealologies to intermingle in one place and is always evolving in attempts to further enhance the user's experience.
A circle of friends spanning the globe is what G+ creates. Friendships, networking, caring individuals? Sign me up for Google+!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
What makes me smile when I'm down? My cat of 12 yrs! Excerpt on smiling complete with cute cat captures! :-) http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-k7