Friday, September 17, 2010

Coming into Focus

Well it's Friday, which means time to get ready for the weekend. There's a lot I would love to do but for lack of time I might have to par down my schedule.  One of the top items on my to do list is to visit my recently discovered gem.  A new location that a lot of midwest photographers have gone but I myself have yet to venture,  Red Oak II

Recently I have been slacking in my photographic production because I just haven't found any inspiration.  I had heard rumors of this place for the past couple of years but wasn't sure if it was a place of reality.  Needless to say I am very excited to add more photos to my portfolio. 

Speaking of which, I had someone ask me about what photos were currently in my collection and the stories behind them.  I'm somewhat apprehensive about revealing the stories because I don't really have much to tell.  I basically look at life like I'm looking through a view finder; finding treasures and then capturing them in a different way so as to build on the beauty that is yet to be seen.  Sometimes my stories are just simply as follows.  " I was walking towards my Aunt and Uncle's house, looked up, saw the light shining through the trees, grabbed my camera, snapped a few shots and viola.

Others really do have a small story to them.  One of my favorite shots that pushed me closer to thinking that maybe I had some talent after all was my next shot.  

The story is as follows:  I was in my backyard one day tending to my tulips. Suddenly I saw this beautiful creature land on some ivy growing on my neighbors fence.  I had left my 35 mm in my car that was parked in the front of the house. I knew I had to take a chance and go grab it.  I slowly made my way through thw back door, dashed through the house, fumbled with the car door, and snatched my camera finally making my way back to the location of my desire.  I was very pleased to find it still perched on the leaf that I had left it moments ago.  I took this shot and one other one with it's wings open (featured below) and as soon as I got all of the photos I had wanted, it flew away.   I love it when shots like that happen.  It was almost like it knew I wanted to capture it's beauty forever in my lens.  And it will remain one of my signature shots.

Well that's all my stories today.  If you want a freebie here is one I think you'll love if you're near an IHop.  If you join the Ihop revolution you'll get a free meal on your birthday and a free meal right when you sign up.  Enjoy and thanks so much for the new followers!!!


  1. What amazing photos. Love the butterflies, and always love nature shots. Following you now. And can't wait to see what's next.

  2. I hope you have a fun weekend! Great photographs. It's my belief that everyone has the ability to be a creative artist.

  3. Just beautiful!!! Love the pictures of the butterflies :)



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