So its nearly five months since Mum died. I thought I would give an update on how things are going. If you remember ages ago I shared the 7 stages of grief. I would guess that now I have reached 5 - the Upward Turn. But it isn't simply a one way journey I do... Continue Reading →
Can you see beauty in an everyday object? Transform it from function to color, sweeping line and artistic abstraction? That was my aim with my overused tumble dryer.
I learnt a lot this week. Not from my great success at my depth of field homework. Which actually left me with 9 photos - shot at three different apertures for three different focus objects - that were virtually indistinguishable..... Despite this I do know I can actually shoot one object out of a line... Continue Reading →
I have coffee in my hand. I'm sitting in my favorite chair by the window with the view of the woods bathed today in beautiful sunshine. My iPad buzzes. It's my Dad wanting FaceTime. With a characteristic squeal the picture stabilizes to a view of the white wooden door with aprons hanging from it, the... Continue Reading →
Another School of Rock weekend whiled away at the North Door club in East Austin watching my son play bass this time. It was awesome. Here are a few frozen moments of music, my son's serious concentration and the interplay of audience and band as the guitars serenaded and the singers held the stage.
Its supposed to be restorative wood walking. Natures antidepressant. So I took my son into the healing calm of green leaf and brown bark, out of the bustle of the city and the stress of school. It was for a while, till the world reasserted itself - sending warning noises through the branches: dog barking,... Continue Reading →
Take a one second shutter speed and a zoom lens and some patience and your everyday pets are elevated to mystical 'trippy' beings shining out into the universe. Behold my dog And my fish (in their trans-dimensional aquarium)
What do you dream of? My son became a Canyon Vista Honours student yesterday for his kindness and responsibility. He got a haircut today. He dreams of being a musician in a rock band. My current dream is to be a photographer. My class at ASOO brought me one step closer to that today. New... Continue Reading →
My dog is all better. Just a stomach upset. Which upset everyone probably more than him. Still, having been so worried about him, the relief of seeing him back to normal added additional delight to watching him splash through the sun shimmering water to chase sticks while I tried to use a fast shutter to... Continue Reading →