Photos from my walk…

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
Diane Arbus

Two posts in one day!   I decided to go for a walk and put what I had learned to work.  I was so happy with the results I just had to share.  This time of year is not all that photogenic, but I had faith I would find something… and I did.


There wasn’t much to see until I got up to the Millhouse.  Management had turned off the running water, but the pond still had some standing water in it and it had frozen.  Everything the wind had blown that way had been trapped in place.


I liked this configuration so much I took a shot with my iPhone.  I used the standard camera so I could run it through a couple of my apps.  When I got home I made some changes with Snapseed, which I haven’t used very much.  I like some of the effect I could create.  That was where I added the greenish hue.  I then pulled it through Instagram and finished it off.  I have to say I do love my iPhone camera.  I actually find this version of the shot more interesting.

Hydrangea laceHydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers.  I can never figure out which color I like the best.  Now I will have to include the lacy version in there with the others.  I love the skeletal, lacy effect of this beauty.

Design Path

This is my walking path.  Sometimes I like to make my photos more artistic by adding filters.  The shadow designs on the walkway were so pretty I wanted to make this more like a painting.

All in all it was a great morning walk.  The weather was briskly, chill.  The book on my iPod was “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd.  The reader is excellent and I highly recommend it.  Although I was not fond of “The Mermaid Chair,” I loved “The Secret Life of Bees.”  This has the same feel to it and may be just a little bit better.


It’s a New Day!

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
L.M. Montgomery

So a lot has happened since last I posted.  There is quite a bit new in my life.  New house, new town, new state, new car, new camera, new job and definitely a new outlook.

This morning I woke early and looking through the half opened door to my bedroom wondered what was lighting up the room.  I got up and looked.  The sunrise was peeking through the blinds.  I guess it wasn’t as early as I thought.  I am usually up before the sun… but this is Sunday.  You probably think I then went and picked up my camera and took a beautiful shot of the sunrise.  Right on one count, I took a picture, but, no beautiful shot.  Hmmm.  New camera and I haven’t really done a great job of learning about it and setting it up for me.  I picked up my little mini-pad (what an awful name for a wonderful invention) and decided now was the time to learn.  The house was still quiet and there would be no interruptions.  I snuggled back into bed and googled Nikon D90 tutorial.

Gratuitous photo
Gratuitous photo

I found an excellent tutorial and the gentleman had a very pleasing English accent.  I will definitely be watching more of his videos.    It was rberryphotography if you would like to subscribe to his channel.   This is the link –