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Pretty in Red  Sat. November 1, 2008 (DAY 201)    Meet Miranda...  I had a photo session for her sweet 16.  We had a great time and the weather was gorgeous;  One perfect day to take outdoor shots.  April set up the location at Forbidden Garden,  complete with the Lion Dancer!  Thanks April, that was fun!!    This photo is SOOC (straight out of camera).  I'm still working on  the rest of the pics, that I think need some touch ups.    My hubby helped me (again) with the reflector.  Thank you dear!
Hootie!    This poor little owl was knocked out of its nest by a bunch of crows! I will be taking it to a man tomorrow,that specializes in Birds of Prey.
08/29/09 - I took more candle shots last night.  This is the same set-up as the night before, but I used a different candle style.  What I was going for was the perspective of high in the front and low in the back.  Not just a curve but a curve with an interesting height perspective in it.  Mostly I was just having fun with glass and reflections and seeing if I could produce a pretty picture...maybe something for a romantic greeting card.  But, coming up with catchy titles is not my thing, so, here you have it title free:-)      Dirkster, here's the set-up:  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Art/Glass-Appeal-16/9421013_LHGKh#633028939_z3Uuy  Yes, I was bathroom shooting.  To get this effect, you need two mirrors that are reasonably parallel to each other.  I just happen to have a small medicine cabinet with a mirror door on the right wall and another mirror over the sink.  You open the medicine cabinet door and waa laa you have two roughly parallel mirrors.  Nice thing about this set-up is that it was at a normal height for shooting without a lot of bending.      Complications:  The darn flame was ALL OVER THE PLACE despite me doing everything I could to keep the air in the room from moving.  Sometimes if I'd wait a minute or two between shots it would cycle straight and still for 3-5 seconds and then resume it's dance.  I'd try to take my pic when it was more or less still but that was hard.    Amazing how you stop breathing when trying to take a 3 second picture.      Joey was with me around 8PM for 45 minutes helping me, and Johnny popped in and out a few times.  Joey has gotten pretty good about gently taking the pic and understands why we can't move the camera.    This was Party Lite candle wax, and at the right temp, it melts completely liquid.  I put the candle holder in the oven at 175 to to melt the wax quicker.  But, in the bathroom, over time the wax started to get solid again.  I have one great all liquid shot, but there are a few things about that pic that bother me, so I chose not to post it.  But, I thought the liquified wax was pretty cool.  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Art/Glass-Appeal-16/9421013_LHGKh#633186200_Ddoh7      Anyway.......................    You guys have a great weekend!  2 more days and I will be off call and much happier...    Maryann
1.8.08 - Absent Friends    I seem to having lots of anniversaries at the moment. Yesterday I completed my first 6 months in the Dailies, and tomorrow I will have been in my new flat for a year. Today would have been my 27th wedding anniversary, but for the fact that my first wife Gill died of a brain haemorrhage on July 20th 1986. This photo was taken in January 1985, at the end of a wonderful day walking in the Derbyshire Hills. The original was a colour transparency, and is in another gallery, but this has been cropped and tidied up a bit for the Dailies.     Gill and I shared a love of wild places, especially mountains, but as a cash strapped young couple we never got beyond the UK. This was good in that it allowed our daft black lab "Kelly" to go everywhere with us, we were quite a team. We had great plans, but they were all for a future that never happened for us. After Gill died my attitude to life changed considerably, never put off 'til tomorrow what you can do today, you never know what might happen.    Much has happened in the intervening years, some bad, but most good. One of the best experiences of recent years has been joining the Dailies and making many great new friends, albeit at the other end of fibre optic cables halfway round the world. You guys have taught me so much, about myself as well as about photography, and long may it continue :)
October 5, 2009 - "Grand Teton Sunrise"    Our first day in Jackson, Wyoming we left the hotel at 630 am to get some sunrise shots.  It was cold and dark waiting for the sun to appear first on the mountains and then on this barn.  There was some light smoke in the air from area controlled burns.    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Mormon Row Historic District  Mormon Row is a line of homestead complexes along the Jackson-Moran Road near the southeast corner of Grand Teton National Park. The rural historic landscape's period of significance includes the construction of the Andy Chambers, T.A. Moulton and John Moulton farms from 1908 to the 1950's. Six building clusters and a separate ruin illustrate Mormon settlement in the area and comprise such features as drainage systems, barns, fields and corrals.  The district occupies a spectacular site in Jackson Hole with the Teton Range rising in the background.
Dragonfly,  Blue Dasher         Link to Photo Without Frame         Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 07-24-2013
Wednesday, July 4, 2012  "RED, WHITE, BLUE..........and YOU"  "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." ~ John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America (USA)  Also, in front of the nearby courthouse were 98 "Flags of Heroes" - representative of veterans of their county. Photo is here:   http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/23332140_T6MdZL#!i=1922274706&k=SmVm9Kp&lb=1&s=A  Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Thomas Jefferson, is the author of the Declaration of Independence. He led a committee that crafted the declaration between June 11-28, 1776. Jefferson and other discontented representatives from the thirteen colonies, voted and approved it on July 4, 1776. The document declared freedom for the 13 colonies from British rule. It currently resides in the Exhibition Hall of the National Archive in Washington, D.C. Did you know that The Declaration of Independence was not signed by all representatives until August, 1776. To make it official, John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress signed it. Now, can anyone guess where the saying "put your John Hancock on it" came from? Red, white, blue, and you............God bless America and its people!  Have a wonderful Wednesday and a safe 4th of July holiday.  Chicot County Veterans of War Memorial  Lake Village, AR   ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 5/31/2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
4th year Pic 217 - Sep - 21 2012. Yellow Rose -  Taj Gateway Hotel, Coonoor  This is a close crop of yesterday's picture. I am greatly impressed with the D800's Dynamic Range and detail capturing.   Critiques welcome!    Have you people heard of subscription price increase at Smugmug? Mainly for Pro & Business accounts?
A little Monet to brighten your day!   Such fun I had yesterday at a swamp on the side of the road. The flower head is a fading dahlia from the Cotley Hill shoot. This is not processed either, just cropped. The brilliant color is the reflection of the surrounding swamp growth which is very colorful when shot this way. The one I'm working on for printing will be cleaned up.
July 27th, 2010    Just playing with fruit!   Thank goodness it's Tuesday!  Hope you all have a great day.
3rd year Pic 174 - Mar 03 2011 awaiting...  Mahabaleshwar Market  This is old lady was asking for alms at the weekly market.     Her belly looks big because poor women tend to keep their precious belongings or day's earnings in a small pouch tied to the waist and then covered by the saree.   B&W version:  http://hershy.smugmug.com/Travel/Mahabaleshwar-2011-ppl/15755187_HtDGn#1178269417_E8Yzi-A-LB  another pic: http://hershy.smugmug.com/Travel/Mahabaleshwar-2011-ppl/15755187_HtDGn#1178268088_Qis3T-A-LB  B&W version:  http://hershy.smugmug.com/Travel/Mahabaleshwar-2011-ppl/15755187_HtDGn#1178280050_xVvM2-A-LB
Friday, July 13, 2012  "FLOAT BOAT and CARNIVAL BOAT" (with Niijima Floats, Reeds, and Marlins) by Dale Chihuly  "Colour is life; for a world without colours appears to us as dead." ~ Johannes Itten  My FAVORITE in this exhibit and located in the infinity pool with a view of White Rock Lake in the background.......  An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of. The glass work transforms the area into a wonderland of colors. This dramatic Chihuly exhibit offers a spectacular display of color and plenty of unique art forms around every corner.  "Chihuly first filled boats wit his glass elements in Nuutajarvi, Finland during the Chihuly Over Venice project in June 1995. After several days of glassblowing in the hotshop, the team made temporary installations along the Nuutajoki, the river nearby. Chihuly then filled it with Chandelier parts and other glass forms that were blown during the Finland trip." ~  Reprinted text from DA&BG's brochure  Artist's Statement.........."I've never done anything like the Floats. They are probably the most monumental-looking, since there's no reminiscence of a container shape. Just because they are so big, the Floats are technically, or let's say physically, the most difficult things that we have ever done. Even though a sphere or a ball is about the easiest form you can make in glass, when you get to this scale, up to forty inches in diameter, it becomes extremely difficult." ~ Dale Chihuly  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Oh Happy Friday!  "Gardens of Glass: Dale Chihuly" 2012  @ A Woman's Garden Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens  Dallas, TX Official website: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***   (photo taken June 29, 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Was very lucky this past fall to find a man and his dog training at a pond near my home...I asked if I could watch the training session and try to photo their session together.   It was wonderful to see master and dog working together and the love they showed for each other. This is one of many that came out rather nice. Hope you all have a Great Day......
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Pretty in Red
Sat. November 1, 2008 (DAY 201)

Meet Miranda...
I had a photo session for her sweet 16.
We had a great time and the weather was gorgeous;
One perfect day to take outdoor shots.
April set up the location at Forbidden Garden,
complete with the Lion Dancer!
Thanks April, that was fun!!

This photo is SOOC (straight out of camera).
I'm still working on the rest of the pics, that I think need some touch ups.

My hubby helped me (again) with the reflector. Thank you dear!

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Pretty in Red  Sat. November 1, 2008 (DAY 201)    Meet Miranda...  I had a photo session for her sweet 16.  We had a great time and the weather was gorgeous;  One perfect day to take outdoor shots.  April set up the location at Forbidden Garden,  complete with the Lion Dancer!  Thanks April, that was fun!!    This photo is SOOC (straight out of camera).  I'm still working on  the rest of the pics, that I think need some touch ups.    My hubby helped me (again) with the reflector.  Thank you dear!
Pretty in Red
Sat. November 1, 2008 (DAY 201)

Meet Miranda...
I had a photo session for her sweet 16.
We had a great time and the weather was gorgeous;
One perfect day to take outdoor shots.
April set up the location at Forbidden Garden,
complete with the Lion Dancer!
Thanks April, that was fun!!

This photo is SOOC (straight out of camera).
I'm still working on the rest of the pics, that I think need some touch ups.

My hubby helped me (again) with the reflector. Thank you dear!

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Photo by: Karina Boese · See photo in original gallery.

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