Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Garden of Endless Possibilities

I just might have to start paying commission to my mom:  Countless of my photos have been created in her garden.  These firework-like little flowers grow discreetly by her foundation.  They are not showy, so you could easily miss them among the other brighter blooms.  But I just love how they burst forth in lace-like patterns.  They're so pretty!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Shot through the Window

I waited (im)patiently all weekend for the rain to end.  Finally, a break yesterday afternoon allowed me to head outside in my mother's yard to capture the few flowers that have managed to grow in this cold, wet spring.  No sooner had I found a few willing subjects, than I had to cover my camera with my jacket and slip back inside and out of the drizzle.

Not quite ready to give up, I wandered around the house looking for some possibility I had not yet discovered (having many times explored Mom's house and yard).  I got up on a stool and captured my husband, brother-in-law, father, and grandfather playing crib at the kitchen table.  A priceless shot, for sure, but not so artistically inclined.

Looking out the front window in the living room, I noticed the chive buds from a new angle.  First, I included the window in my composition to add scale and setting.  Soon, though, I found myself crouched down in front of them, noticing the way the birch tree on the front lawn and my red SUV created a muted and complementary background.  I guess I can thank the rain (begrudgingly, though, I have to admit), then, for forcing me inside and finding this otherwise overlooked subject.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blogged Again!

How lucky is that?  Twice this week, I've had photos shared on other blogs.  This time, I'm sending out a big thank you to k. at the rikrak studio for featuring my "Threaded" photo. 

Check out her lovely blog here:  the rikrak studio

Many thanks!  :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I Got Featured!

Wow!  My Little Tips booklet got featured on a very cool site:

Thanks so much to Jem for sharing!

These quick reference photography booklets are still available on my Etsy site for a bargain at $7.75!  Click here to view:  Little Tips.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Flower in a Fencepost

Walking along a street in downtown Halifax, I happened upon this little flower peeking out at me.  Noticing these tiny details in a busy city takes me back to the moment, makes me focus on these tiny gifts for the eyes.  It makes me grateful for the small things - it reminds me that life is in the details.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Fabulous Trip!

I had the best time in Halifax this past week! 

My husband was attending a conference, and I went down with him for three nights.  We used to live there a number of years ago, so there was plenty to catch up on.  I spent the days with my wonderful friend, taking pictures and browsing in the downtown shops.  Evenings, my hubby and I drove by the places we used to live, visited friends and relatives, and remembered good times.

The photo above is one I took at the Public Gardens.  There weren't many flowers due to the cold, wet spring we've had, but look what I found!  These sweet little blooms were captured moments before we left, and it turned out to be one of my favourite shots from the trip.