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Feb 11 2019

It's hard to believe that it's now Fbruary 2019. Where did the time go, we ask. What have you been up to?

Funny you should ask...

Six months after writing my post about the car break-in, my car was broken into a second time. Whoever did this, had plenty of time to ransack my car, and 5 others. Again, in a secured garage!

That night, I was out with my new (to me) Nikon CoolPix. Carried in my replacement backpack, I drove home with some groceries, and with my arms full,, I left the back in the car on the passenger seat. Black bag, black interior. So I figured it was safe, because I had planned to go out for some night shoots.

However, I had had a long day, and I fell asleep around 9 pm. When I woke up about midnight, I chose not to go retrive my camera.

Bad decision.

Too bad, as THAT camera was stolen,. This time, I had added a bag of personal value, and as I mentioned, the robber had plenty of time to go through the bag, and select what they wanted.

All is not lost

Since then, I picked up a Nikon 5300, which, for now, suits me well. I have not taken as many pictures as I previously did, and that will change in the upcoming months.

While in the interim, I found my passion for acrylic pour painting. Here, you'll see a few recent images posted that illustrate my acrylic paintings.

All of my photographs are for sale.

My paintings are for sale, either the print, or the canvas itself, when available. I will mention whether the canvas is available as I continue to post ,more images.

Thanks to all who continue to stop by and leave comments on my images, some of you have added me as favorites, I so appreciate that, Thank you!!

Express yourself the best way you know how, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Oct 24 2017

Life ebbs and flows. So does my desire to photograph. Until recently, my photography had taken a backseat. I had become bored with shooting the same locale. I wasn't travelling as much as I had wanted, and I didn't see anything new that needed a photographic 'capture' as it were.

Not to mention that someone broke into our apartment complex garage, and looted three cars, mine among them. They smashed my passenger side car window, and stole my backpack. In one of my backpack pockets, was my point and shoot, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 . A great little camera, although it was nearing it's end...the lens was dirty, and in some of the shots, I could see sensor burns from 'staring' at the eclipse too long. Rather than point, click, and face away, I snapped a few at a time. So, in the background of blue sky images, you can see the small circles of different phases of the total eclipse. Proof that staring at the sun too long WILL damage the lens, photographically speaking...

Not to mention, my LG G4 cell phone bit the dust, and I was resorted to acquire the LG G5. Let's just say that it's a definite 'step down' from the G4. Functional selections are lacking, things like visual alerts that could be customized by changing the colors, better for identifying the caller/messenger. That I miss most. However, the camera, smaller at 13MP vs the 20MP, provide a wide angle panoramic view that is jaw-dropping amazing. These recent photos, within the last few days, are images taken with the new cell phone.

A little ahead of schedule, I'm looking for a digital camera (DSLR or P&S) other than Nikon/Canon. If you have any ideas or suggestions on brands and models of cameras, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Oct 24 2017

Life ebbs and flows. So does my desire to photograph. Until recently, my photography had taken a backseat. I had become bored with shooting the same locale. I wasn't travelling as much as I had wanted, and I didn't see anything new that needed a photographic 'capture' as it were.

Not to mention that someone broke into our apartment complex garage, and looted three cars, mine among them. They smashed my passenger side car window, and stole my backpack. In one of my backpack pockets, was my point and shoot, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 . A great little camera, although it was nearing it's end...the lens was dirty, and in some of the shots, I could see sensor burns from 'staring' at the eclipse too long. Rather than point, click, and face away, I snapped a few at a time. So, in the background of blue sky images, you can see the small circles of different phases of the total eclipse. Proof that staring at the sun too long WILL damage the lens, photographically speaking...

Not to mention, my LG G4 cell phone bit the dust, and I was resorted to acquire the LG G5. Let's just say that it's a definite 'step down' from the G4. Functional selections are lacking, things like visual alerts that could be customized by changing the colors, better for identifying the caller/messenger. That I miss most. However, the camera, smaller at 13MP vs the 20MP, provide a wide angle panoramic view that is jaw-dropping amazing. These recent photos, within the last few days, are images taken with the new cell phone.

A little ahead of schedule, I'm looking for a digital camera (DSLR or P&S) other than Nikon/Canon. If you have any ideas or suggestions on brands and models of cameras, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Jan 11 2017

Photography enables me to capture a moment in time. Life passes so quickly, sometimes, and I don't want to miss out on anything! This year, I have a goal to do some traveling within the western half of the US, and I look forward to finding those special moments to immortalize with the click of a shutter. Not to mention, all of the memories created and formed as I snap away...

Oct 18 2016

Many of my photographs are taken while on the road. I drve for a living, and am fortunate to see locations in the Pacific Northwest that I may not ever thought to travel. There has been a lull. My chances to photograph, while on the road, have been few and far between...however, I feel that there is a new focus emerging, and I welcome the opportunity it brings. That's all for now...