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orchids…an oldie but goodie

Oh my goodness!!!  This one’s a throwback to 2010!!  But then again, orchids are a classic flower and just never go out of style 😉  I’m not sure how I managed to miss posting this one earlier, as it is one of my favorite macro flower shots.

This photo of these beautifully patterned orchids was taken in the Orchid Room at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.  Oh, how I love that place.  Its the perfect place to get lost for a few hours surrounded by surreal flowers, landscaping, and warm sweet air.   Its also the perfect place to get married (or will be in 1.5 years, anyhow!!!!!).  Its also a veritable buffet for photographers looking for flowers as fodder for photos.  Wow!!  Say that 5 times fast!

Taken with my old Olympus camera that was stolen years ago (I can’t even remember the model!).

Stay tuned…photos of St. John, USVI are coming up SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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striking shutter…

Its a pretty blue shutter!

That is all.

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Ok, ok.  Just kidding.  I’ll at least tell you where this pretty blue shutter is located.  No joke, this is a small electrical “out house” sort of thing on Catalina Island.  I’ve never seen one so pretty out this neck of the woods.  Must be something about that sweet California air…it just makes everything a bit prettier and sunnier 😉  I just love the stark contrast between the intricate blue shutter and the cracked white stucco!

Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12.

Stay tuned!  Only 3 California photos left!  At least, I think.  At the very least, only 3 more that will be posted for now so we can finally move on to something else!!!


flowering friday…

Setting:  Alamo Square, San Francisco.

Time:  An impossibly clear and sunny, crisp afternoon in May.

Players:  Liz, Jay, the Canon Powershot G12, and a very patient flowering tree subject.

Off to the ER in a few hours, so I’m keeping it short and sweet today!  Also, my computer has slowed to a snail’s pace & is running ungodly hot and thus needs an emergency virus scan.  So, quick post and on to saving the computer!


windmills of your mind…

…a great song by Sting.  😛  So, this photo.  Modernized Holland?  Nope!  Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie!  Who would’ve thunk it?  🙂  So, I was relaxing in the sand when I noticed the windmill (wind direction/speed monitoring thingie?) behind me.  Naturally, I grabbed my camera.  Thus began my mission to get a stinkin’ photo of the thing without the blades blurring!  I can’t even begin to express how many photos of this darn windmill I took!!!  Luckily, I was satisfied with the minimal blur in this one and fortunately, it also had what I felt to be the most pleasing angle for the windmill jutting into the photo.

Taken with the G7.  Obviously.  Contrast fixed in Photoshop.

Enjoy.  I hope it…”blows”…you away.

“…Round, like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel.
Never ending or beginning,
On an ever spinning wheel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turning
Running rings around the moon

Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes on it’s face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind…”


small sandy stonehenge…part 2

Ok, ok…I know:  its about time I posted Part 2 of Small Sandy Stonehenge!  So, here it is.  Taken at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA.  Gorgeous beach.  Lovely daytrip with my mom.  Enjoy the photo.  Short & sweet.

Taken with the Canon G7.  Contrast fixed in Photoshop CS3.


midsummer’s midnight blooms…

So, I know I promised “Sandy Stonehenge Part 2,” but I’ve been so antsy to post this photo for quite a while.  Why not build a little anticipation for the second stonehenge with this picture?

I took this shot back in Philadelphia during one of my riverside jogs-turned-photo-excursion.  These little white flowers were blooming everywhere on the ground by the Schuylkill River.  They were lovely on their own, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to add in a “midnight filter” in Photoshop to really make them into something special.  I love the bit of a fairy-tale glow that they now have!

Taken with the Canon G7 and “made extra-special” with Photoshop CS3 & the Midnight Filter.

Stay tuned to for Part 2 of Stonehenge!


gliding grace…

Ok!  All together now:  “I believe I can fly.  I believe I can touch the sky!!!”  🙂

So, here we have a seagull gliding above the Jersey Shore.  Avalon, to be exact.  Snapped during a lovely day at the beach.  Of course, taken with the Canon G7.

And that’s all folks.  Short and sweet this time.  Check back soon for more posts!