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Yearly Archives: 2008

Self Portrait Challenge from Kelly Rae Roberts

At this very moment it is minus 22. The reason that is important will be revealed as you read on. Today over at Shutter Sisters, as the title suggests, we have been challenged to create a diptych self portrait. In today’s post Jen Lemen gave us these guiding principles: “Today’s challenge is simple: go outside. […]

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An Attitude of Play

Living on a remote rural farm I miss the company of people. Perhaps that’s partly why I enjoy blogging but also why I embrace every opportunity to do a photo shoot that takes me to someone else’s home or location. At this time of year, now that the yard and fields beyond are blanketed with […]

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Giving Thanks

My mother died a year and a half ago and I’m still mourning her. I’m so grateful to have some snapshots of her but in her final year I felt afraid to take photos of her. She knew she was dying. I felt she may feel uncomfortable that it was like a souvenir or that […]

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Still Photography

The first thing that likely comes to mind when you hear the term still photography is photos of inanimate objects that are not live subjects, such as food, ornaments, furniture, and all manner of a world of objects. The weather-worn dove gracing the top of a gravestone that I shot below is a prime example […]

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November in Black and White

I love challenges and calls to action. They get me working harder, thinking more, experimenting more. And I’m a firm believer that the more a person experiments, the further ahead we get in a particular endeavour. So, to take up Springtree Road’s challenge, here are my first November offerings in black and white. These were […]

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An Apple of an Idea

You know there are some real advantages to working from home. One advantage are the obligatory breaks outdoors to walk my three dogs — actually they walk me. It gets me away from the computer and outdoors where I can take in all the natural beauty that surrounds us. When the dogs get me outside […]

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