Photo 101 Day 16: Treasure and Close Up

When my mom died eighteen years ago, my siblings divided up her belongings and sent me what was left. That may not sound quite right, but I received some beautiful things! We each did. I had seven young children. I lived more than a thousand miles away and we were in the middle of moving…

Photo 101 Day 15: Landscape & Cropping

I was determined to take new photos for every assignment of my Photography Class. Then life happened: we got home from our three week trip and found the grass had grown, laundry needed to be washed, the bills and mail had stacked up, appointments needed to be met, etc. I had forgotten how busy my…

Photo 101 Day 12: Architecture & Monochrome

For today’s assignment we were to find interesting architecture. Then we were to consider it in monochrome. My first photo is a window outside our veterinarian’s office. The round wall makes an interesting element. Changing to monochrome looks even more interesting! While out about town today, I shot a picture of this little castle. In…

 Trip Log 1.3

The Star Date 3/14/2016 Monday  We got to our Washington, D.C. hotel just blocks from the White House minutes before Ron’s 2:00 audit committee meeting started. He handed the valet the keys, went to his meeting, and left me to check in. No big deal, right? One problem: Hotels around here take security very seriously.…

Photo 101 Day 9: Warmth and Light

Today our schedule didn’t permit me to walk around the neighborhood and take photos. Ron’s meetings weren’t in areas where it was a good idea for me to be wandering without being aware of my surroundings.    Instead I played a bit with edit features of my iPhone and iPad. The first picture is the…

Photo 101 Day 8: Nature World

Capture the natural world with your camera: document a moment outside, big or small. From a panorama snapped during your morning hike to a close-up of a leaf in your yard, we invite you to document this wondrous world around us. Ron is demo’ing in a parking lot of a large commercial office complex. Not…

Photo 101 Day 7: Big & Point of View

My excuse for not doing Point of View assignment is my crazy couple of days and only having my phone with which to take pictures. If you want to read about our crazy week and my adventures the last two days, check out my Trip Log 1.3.  We took five minutes to walk on the…

Photo 101 Day 6: Connect

Texting is not easy for me.  I’m slow and clumsy when I text. I like to use proper punctuation and grammar. I don’t use shorthand like”UR” and “ty”. Plus I alway end up adding an extra b at the end of a sentence when I mean to add a period. And don’t even get me…

Photo 101 Day 5: Solitude

Today’s theme is Solitude and the lesson is “The Rule of Thirds”.  I walked around the commercial area of a Philadelphia suburb while Ron demo’ed the equipment this morning. I found a small playground with some lovely trees. It seemed a place where one might come on a lunch break for some peace and solitude…