Monday, November 4, 2013

I have Fallen Back.....

Ugh... I despise the time change in Fall. Everyone always talks about gaining an hour... really???
We have NOT gained an hour.
We have LOST an hour; of every day till Spring when we go back on Daylight Savings Time.
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't appreciate the longer nights,
I just appreciate the longer days more.

Oh well, Cie la Vie!
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Here's what I shoot in daylight....



Here's what I shoot at the end of a nice long day....


                                                                                           (please click on photos to view large)


Here's what I shoot when the days are short!
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Not that I don't LOVE making their sweet photo...
I just sometimes have to make the photo of the day, inside, with flash.
All Sweater'ed Up
 
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Second's Glance

A Continuation in my Black and White Series of a Long Life

[...with a couple in color...]
 
As this is a photo with American flags,
I felt this funkyfied color version worked better than black and white
I also bookended the 23rd Psalm in Color
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Cooking
 
Sitting and Walking
 
 
The new fruit basket
 
Dogs on a Shelf
 
Turkish Vase
 
Cross Stitch in 3D
 
This is what happens when you don't change your settings back
after making long exposures
at night
 
..and what was supposed to happen
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I rather prefer the accidental exposure...
 
in the hall
 
Year Round Christmas
 
swag
 
Birds and Flowers
 
Lower Left
 
"Does Anybody Know What Time It Is"

 
Cross Stitch Cross
 
Sleeping Cats

 
Cornered
 
The LORD is My Shepard

 
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Have a great week end!
--Deborah

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I Caught a Glimpse


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I received a package in the mail today.
I couldn't imagine what it was.
I hadn't ordered anything.
 
I opened it with much anticipation.
It's a Beautiful Book.
A Lovely Book.
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Vivien Maier
"Out of the Shadows"
 
"It's the start of the day
Ginko leaves dot the sidewalk.
Sneakers sit by the front door.
Gardening gloves wait, and
tomatoes ripen on the windowsill.
The children are off at school as
Vivien Maier surveys the world
with her camera in the
early morning light."
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"She was a humanist in the best tradition,
she showed real life, and that's so difficult to do."
 --Mary Ellen Mark
 
Still not knowing who this lovely book came from, I immediately sat to devour it.
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Vivien Maier 1926-2009
 "An amateur photographer whose work has thrilled the world since it's discovery..."
 
On looking at the precious few photographs represented of reportedly more than a hundred thousand,
I was surely thrilled.
I admire her photographic style.
The people and places in her photographs are nothing short of fascinating.
An esoteric set. Made in a completely different era.
Times have changed.
Personal and societal changes.
Styles, architecture, attitudes, and cameras.
 
Vivien Maier was virtually unknown for her work as a photographer.
Very few of her photographs "were seen by others during her lifetime.
--carefully tucked away in bedrooms, basements, and garages of homes where she was
a live-in caregiver.
Eventually she had to move her possessions into storage.
At the time, she was impoverished, living on her own
in a small apartment not far from the storage facility.
When she fell behind on the monthly payments, she was notified that her belongings
would be sold, but she failed to respond.
The contents of her lockers-truckloads of trunks and boxes filled with newspapers, magazines and personal effects, as well as her photo negatives, slides and undeveloped rolls of film; were purchased in 2007 for $250.00 by a Chicago auctioneer."
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I was inspired, to say the very least.
I put on my 50mm and started shooting, with my own black and white series in mind.
(please click on the first photograph to view all photos large.)
Kevin, Thank You so much, for the book.
I love it and will treasure it always.
xoxo
--Deborah
 Peaches

 Untitled
 Flowers in the Hall


 A boy


 Time


 A Corner in Time


"The Day the Music Died"
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bok Tower Garden

Lake Wales, Florida

 
Tillandsia... Air plants
[ Please click on this photo to view all photographs large ]

 Can you tell I'm just a little bit obsessed with these stunning and miraculous plants?
No soil, or even a pot is necessary.
It's like a moss. It grows right on the branches of trees. Or on an invisible string if you like...
 
Blue Agave | The tall one is a sculpture
 
Yellow Zinnia
 Zinnia II

 
*ººº*
 
 
The Beautiful Bok Tower
Edward Bok's vision to create
"a place of beauty like no other".
Built in 1929 and dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge.
The Tower is 205 feet tall and houses a 60 bell carillon
with daily concerts at 1 PM and 3 PM.
Reflecting
 
 
Under Blue Skies
 
 
The Golden Door
 
 
I have been waiting my whole life to see lily pads like this...
 
 
Valley Below
 
 
Do You Have the Time ...
Lawrie's Sundial
 Created by sculptor Lee Lawrie, best known for his “Atlas” statue in Rockefeller Center,
this art deco sundial adorns the south side of the Singing Tower.
It features a bronze snake (gnomon), the ancient symbol of time,
as well as the 12 signs of the zodiac to mark the 12 months of the year.
Each of the Roman numerals mark the hours of the day.
The gnomon casts a shadow on the dial face to indicate the time.
The words from President Calvin Coolidge’s speech are carved below the sundial
to commemorate the dedication of the Gardens.
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Golden Door II
 Created by Samuel Yellin, America’s premier metalworker,
the brass door depicts the Biblical story of Creation, from the Book of Genesis,
starting with the creation of light
and ending with Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden.
The door is made of teak wood faced with the 30 brass panels.
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These Lily Pads are 3-4 feet in Diameter
 
 
Tropical Display
 
 
We were either a couple days late,
 or a couple days early to see these great Lily Blooms.

 
Fascinating
 
 
 
Fan Fungus

 
 
The Singing Tower
(to hear a sampling of the bells, go to..)
 
 
Ferns in the Forest
Tri Coloured Heron
 
as seen from the "Window on the Pond"




 
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“It is a wonderful inner personal satisfaction to reach the point when a man can say:
"I have enough"
His soul and character are refreshed by it; he is made over by it.
He begins a new life.”

~ Edward W. Bok, America, Give Me a Chance!

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The Garden Path

 
The Beauty of the Tillandsia



 
 
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