Special greetings to you, today, as you pop in and check out my photo-thoughts for the day.  Little technical instruction will be shared here -- just general ideas, concepts, successes-and-challenges I hope you will find interesting and enjoyable to read.

Looking for Lucky Shots

January 18, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
This year I'm focusing on developing specific techniques and creating "lucky shots" at every turn. During the recent full moon I headed out and was fortunate enough to get one angle that exposed the moon as well enough lit to observe crater outlines on the right hand side. Cool! Wishing you a year of opportunity to capture those rewarding-but-not-s...
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Preparedness in A Season of Opportunity

November 08, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I was recently with my daughter at the hospital for a surgery. And while I sat in the waiting room, no Canon present, I was reminded of the importance of BEING PREPARED to take photos at unexpected moments. Out the window I observed a truly interesting scene as firemen climbed scaffolding in a pounding snowstorm to begin the process of removing tha...
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Find Creative Perspective Away from the Crowd

August 27, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Over the weekend I attended a Heritage Day event at local Mueller Park, Colorado, and found myself disappointed with the photo content I walked away with. My end conclusion: there just wasn’t much opportunity for creative photo shots. And that was both accurate and inaccurate. I continued to ponder the different factors that led to my discontent:...
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Looking Through Different Eyes

August 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I have to fight the “purist” streak in me. If I take a photo with the sky sporting medium-rose highlights as the sun sets, I want the finished version of my sky to portray shades of medium-rose, not darker, not lighter...just the way I saw it and captured it. Unfortunately, I have discovered that isn’t always a realistic practice in producing a m...
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Those Rich, Crazy Asians--the Flower, Not the Movie

August 07, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
OK, an immediate confession...I should have used the phrase "rich, crazy Asiatics "...but then the title would have lost some punch. The rich, brilliant hue of the orange Asiatic Lily never ceases to amaze me. More importantly, I have never met a more camera-friendly face. From bud-to-winter-freeze, the speckled petals, deep green leaves and beaut...
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