Sunday, June 10, 2012

since the last check-in

hard to believe it's been nearly a week since i last posted- i will make up for that with lots of photos :) it occurs to me (pretty regularly) that i shouldn't post the same photos on the blog that i put on facebook, and i should post different images on my various fb pages (personal, art, dog) but about as far as i get is thinking about it. i do have different people on all, so i guess that any overlap can be scanned over by anyone who visits more than one.

i did receive the following email last week:

LOVED your artwork I found up off of Hull's Gulch!  Thank you!
so the mystery project did find a good home, and i'm happy to know that.

the past week has been filled with getting out and soaking up inspiration, not so much translation into actual art, but that will come.

i love the sony nex-5. it is so nice to have a decent camera that's light & easy to pack. it has improved my morning walk photos considerably.

cedar waxwing

firecracker pentstemon

possibly a western kingbird, but not sure

i was in phoenix on thursday & friday & caught this mourning dove on the cross on the mission in old scottsdale. (not with the good camera!)

in the hills on saturday- it was a cloudy rainy day- even a bit of snow- but the clouds made for interesting skies in the landscape photos

yellow headed blackbird eggs- there should be babies in this nest next week i would think-

i am in a photo group on facebook that posts assignments every few weeks. it's a nice spur to get out and shoot, and to try something different sometimes. the theme this time was bokeh- which are those circles of light that you get when shooting at a shallow depth fo field (very open aperture) with points of light in the background.

i was most pleased with the one below of cathedral bells-

the clematis garnered the most "likes" and comments on facebook

 and from this morning's walk- wild roses blooming in the foothills now- it smelled wonderful!

happy hiking dogs halle echo & jack

i spent some time this evening in the studio, sweeping the floor and working on some backgrounds. i think that there is a bird series coming up (surprise!) so i printed out some of my photos for reference. i'll be in town for 2 weeks straight, so i should be able to make some progress.

have a great week!

1 comment:

Barb said...

Great photos with that Sony! Did I tell you I went to the mall and had a look? I'm trying to be good though. I would like a lighter "better" camera - or maybe I could just get better at it? Both bokeh are so interesting. But the landscapes are really terrific. You have a lot blooming there.