Started playing with my Nikons aperture settings while getting a few shots of Dandelions. Found these little guys in our driveway while bringing in groceries…. after I got the milk in the refrigerator I grabbed my camera and headed back outside. What really struck me about these fluffy little remains…was the deep rich color of the seeds.
Not sure how I feel about these photos…but decided to go ahead and share them. Each photo is of a different type of moss I found this spring. Zoomed in like this….the moss takes on a landscape feeling….some look like miniature forest viewed from the window of an airplane…others look like mis-colored lava flows….either way…abstraction was the goal.
Before breakfast it had already begun to snow here in Georgia. On our back porch we have a hanging mesh of thistle seed and the local birds keep it busy. Pulled out the telephoto lens and snapped these photos through the glass of our back door.
Wanted to get that classic shot of a Red-Cardinal against the snow……maybe tomorrow.
Left for work and hour early the other day so I could visit this place….Watson Mill Bridge is a Georgia State Park located in Madison County. The water was calm and thus made beautiful reflections.
“One of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River. Built in 1885 by Washington (W.W.) King, son of freed slave and famous covered-bridge builder Horace King, the bridge is supported by a town lattice truss system held firmly together with wooden pins. At one time, Georgia had more than 200 covered bridges; today, less than 20 remain.”
for more on this lovely place visit http://gastateparks.org/WatsonMillBridge
Thanks for stopping by….hope you have an adventurous day….
Georgia had crazy weather this past week. North Georgia temperatures were down in the single digits….because of the cold I didn’t have to go to my day job….so I had two days of studio time. I was able to do several Indian Ink drawings to add to my bird book.
A few weeks back while watching a movie, I saw in the background of a living-room scene a black and white print of a flamingo. So I really wanted to make one of my own. The next set of photos are about the working process I took to make an Indian Ink Flamingo.
This was not all….on Wednesday I started a little book called “The Purple Martin and a Snowy Day.” Will up-date you on this project when I have a more polished look.
Then Saturday after spending the entire day locked behind a computer screen…my daughter asked to visit a little pond behind our house…on our way back up the sun had almost set and the sky was very intriguing. Below are a few photos of the trees against the sky..
Living life creatively…
I have a confession…..I am cheap…well maybe I should say thrifty….thrifty sounds more forgivable.
Our son is a senior this year…so we have had lots of ‘senior things’ to do…like senior pictures, senior night, senior rings, graduation invitations….and this is only part of it. Many of these ‘senior things’ cost LOTS of money. Seriously $400 and up….and to be honest…that is crazy.
So as a family we have opted out of many of these ‘senior things.’ For example, instead of ordering senior pictures from the school, which by the way were terrible. My son looked stiff, artificial, and to top it off he was having a bad teen week with his skin….you know what I mean…. right?
We decided to invest that $400 into a Nikon 5200. At first I was thinking….hope we haven’t screwed this one up…but then I pulled out the proofs from the school photographer….and I know we did just fine. In fact, by taking the pictures myself…our son said that I captured a truer version of himself. Nice compliment!
I did do a little research before heading out to take a few pictures at a local park. I googled ‘senior picture poses for boys’ and I looked at a few professional photography websites to get ideas. Of course Pinterest is a good place for getting ideas too. Then we headed out for our first photo shoot.
Below are a few pictures of the nearly 400 I took that day….and yes…snap…snap…snap…lots of pictures.
Over all, I think we got several good pictures. We are planning to take more pictures later on at the high school when spring comes. I hope this gives you some ideas you can use…..after all living the creative life is the best one of all….so get out there and do something creative and smile.
This is another group of pictures I took the other day….titled this grouping as Winter Flowers.
My inspiration came from the dappled sunlight and a memory of a few paintings of artificial flowers by Georgia O’Keeffe.
Finding beauty in the ordinary….that was one of Georgia O’Keeffe’s premises for her famous flower paintings.