Monday, December 28, 2009
No picture today but an observation(s). Yesterday I watched La Bohéme for the one hundredth time. And each time I see a performance I am moved to tears during the last scene. I have attended the performances in Boston and New York, watched the opera on television and viewed the presentation on both tape and DVD. So, why after all this time do I still get misty eyed? I do not have an answer but I will watch and enjoy again and again.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Some persons have a natural beauty that is not pasted on each morning. They are often very photogenic, have an easy smile that is not forced. These pictures were taken at a family gathering so consider them snapshots. Had I the opportunity I would have chosen the background more carefully.
Below is another natural beauty in the making. She seems to have that "je ne sais quoi" that develops as time goes by.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I was wondering when I could get the time for more pictures when I noticed the winter moths gathering on the window pane. Here was a good opportunity to experiment with subject moths and also the reflected image. (I also discovered I must clean the windows).
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
It seems many assume their own posture when it comes to being comfortable while sketching a subject. Some stand. some sit, others will plunk themselves down on whatever surface is avvailable.
It's interesting to view a scene through the eyes of another person. I suppose if the same subjects were pictured by ten other artists we would have ten different images.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Today I happened upon a group of students working with pastel colors. The weather was ideal, sunny with a comfortable temperature.
You will notice that they took artistic license with the colors but the results were quite pleasing. I will post more photos tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I coming to the realization that the life of a photographer is one of missed opportunities. Today I visited this pond and was trying to get different views of the reflections in the pond. As I moved to another vantage point everything changed. The winds came up and caused ripples on the water, the reflection was gone. There will be other opportunities.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
This is my new friend Paddington; he is a gentle giant, very forgiving of the mistakes made by novice riders. He could use a good grooming, which he will get later. He does love the mud. Paddington is stabled at Apple Knoll Farm, a very nice 300+ acre equestrian site.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Interesting cloud formations. Above is facing SSW at sunset, there is a range of hues to please the eye. Below is a direct view of the sunset to the west, the colors are more intense. I enjoy the scenes of sunset, someday I may be able to include the sunrise.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
In recognition of his new book Guide to Trees there is a David Sibley exhibit at the Massachusetts Audubon Visual Arts Center.
It is a very interesting presentation. It includes some of the original art for the book, plus some artwork from previous publications.
They also include a little activity area for children of all ages.