Thursday, April 30, 2009

Graffiti abstract

This is the graffiti on one wall of the Philly coal pier. I liked the combination of the colors, the graffiti art itself and the texture of the wall in creating this abstract image.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Graffiti Land

Recently, a group of us from the Chester County Camera Club got together and photographed this old coal pier in Philadelphia. There is graffiti all over the remaining structure and it makes for some really neat hdr images. This was my second time photographing this site and undoubtedly will not be my last!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Basking in blue

The Washington monument amid a backdrop of beautiful blue sky. For more photos from my Washington DC visit, check out my flickr site.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pink carpet

In the tidal basin was patch of grass that was covered with pink cherry blossom petals. If the flowers aren't in the trees, then photograph them where you find them!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Washington DC!

I visited Washington DC last week hoping to get some great photos of the cherry blossoms. But the day I picked to go was an extremely windy one, thus most of my photos did not come out. But not to despair. It was a beautiful day and with so many great photo opportunities, I turned my focus to subjects that were not affected by gusty winds. This one is of the World War II memorial with the Washington memorial in the background.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Boone house

The birthplace of Daniel Boone in Birdsboro, PA. This photo was also processed using the orton effect.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


A couple of weeks ago I got up early and went to the Daniel Boone Homestead. The park wasn't open yet so I had a couple of hours to myself to walk the grounds and take some photos. I used the orton effect in processing this image.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Florida scrub jay

The scrub jay, found only in Florida is an extremely tame and inquisitive bird. They have no fear of people and will take any food offered right from your hand, though it is illegal to do so. They are an endangered bird due to development in Florida and thus are most easily found in parks established to protect the species.

This particular bird is sitting on top of my husband's head. I was about 10 feet away when I snapped dozens of photos and only made minor adjustments including a little cropping to the original image, demonstrating just how unafraid they are. It wasn't long before another bird hopped onto my head while I continued to take photos!

The scrub jay was not the only wildlife I photographed while in Florida. Other photos will be posted to my flickr site.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Florida seashells

I just got back from a week in sunny Florida. I took this photo in the morning light hoping to beat all the tourists making their way to the beach for a day of sunbathing. I attracted some attention rushing into the water several times to rescue my shells as the ocean tried to claim them back for itself. Mostly though, several tourists stopped to ask me to take a photo of them with the ocean as a backdrop. I can't blame them though, it was a beautiful morning, clear blue skies and sea green water the tropics are so well known for. Now, I sit in my office with gray gloomy skies and a high of 50 degrees to look forward to! Well, I suppose I should be glad I'm not in Chicago where it's snowing! Happy Monday!!!