Doors, real and imagined. They invite and shut out. They can lead to life or to death, to the past and to the future, to longing or loneliness, to hope and sometimes despair. Doors handle memories and opportunities. These are just some of the doors I saw last year–in my home, in my yard, in […]
I hover over her, squint at her tilted back and crooked neck. Are you comfortable? She looks up at me. Are you? No. I tug and pull and fluff her pillows. How is that– are you comfortable now? She looks up at me. Are you? Yes, I’m better. And we laugh. She hates this, […]
There is change in the breaking when flakes of feeling surface, exposed, blister and bleed on paper, transformed into a poetic patina of words stripped from the heart. Responding to the challenge Photography and Poetry as Rust through The High Calling and T.S. Poetry Press. If you have time, check out my “rusty” photo set on Flickr.
We are “up north” again. We’ve come to pick up my son’s car, left here since his honeymoon when he crashed it. (I still plan to post some wedding pictures. Here’s a peek.) We’ve decided to make a weekend out of it. Friday Night Live has taken over Front Street in Traverse City, and […]
It’s a Photoplay color challenge over at The High Calling. I really, really wanted to shoot red. Because you know how psyched I am for red. And why. But orange can be nice. You’ve seen some of these. Some are new this month and today. But I’m only supposed to upload eight favorites to Flickr, […]
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.~Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr. We’ve been staring at the sun over at The High Calling. Trying to capture lens flare […]
King Kobe rules. We’ve been snip-snipping over at The High Calling. Pop over there and enjoy the gallery. I shared this photo here at Christmas. This cropped version is featured in PhotoPlay Gallery. Which photo in the The High Calling PhotoPlay Gallery is your favorite? Why?
Get Out! In Black and White said Claire. Stretch yourself. Find a place where there’s a lot of activity. Fade into the background. Fix your sights on an unsuspecting subject. (Okay, she didn’t exactly say that.) Snap and run. (She didn’t exactly say that, either.) “Does that mean birds are out?” I asked. We have […]
“Good art shows up in the most unexpected places, and yet it’s all around us,” she says. She wonders how we spot good photography. And she gives us an assignment. Find five images from five different photographers. Blog about what makes those images good. Take a good image yourself after being inspired and share it […]