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Yearly Archives: 2008

Best Shot Monday

Can a photograph that is not perfectly focused and cluttered with a busy background be a “best shot”? I say yes, if the particular moment caught is priceless. While covering a first birthday party recently, these two guests — sisters — were caught in a warm cuddle. Now that is a moment of life’s sweet […]

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The Leaf Perspective

As some of you know, I love Shutter Sisters and am continually being inspired, encouraged, and challenged by this great online venue for women passionate about photography. Today Andrea Scher, in her Superhero Photo Challenge urged us to get down with our camera on the ground and take some photos of leaves. Well, way up […]

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Rising, one ribbon at a time

“Dawn is a friend of the muses.” ~John Milton “I’ll tell you how the sun rose — A ribbon at a time.” ~ Emily Dickinson Having lived through cancer and having lost a dear parent to cancer far before her time, I’m reminded that each minute of our lives is so precious. Like a sunrise, […]

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Post of the Day

I just learned and am so grateful to have been included in David McMahon’s “Post of the Day”. David is a journalist and internationally-published photographer. He is also the author of the novel Vegemite Vindaloo. If you pay his blog a visit you’ll quickly learn why his photos are published internationally. It’s for that reason, I […]

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Horse Photo Mosaic

Horses symbolize power, vitality and freedom. Cave art from the Ice Ages depict wild horses and cattle as the most important subjects. In fairy tales horses embody prophetic creatures with magical powers. Psychological symbology interprets horses as noble and intelligent (which they are), though easily frightened or disturbed. I’ve always loved horses and miss having […]

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Ordinary Miracles

Ever since I was a child I’ve been drawn to the ordinary. There’s always been an innate sense urging me to pay close attention. It’s funny though if you think of it, everything that is ordinary really is rather extraordinary. For me my mother was, and still is, an ordinary miracle — she lives on […]

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