Sunday, March 24, 2013

Week 11 - Spring

Well Phil lied and it's been very hard to think Spring when it's been freezing, snowing and everything is still BROWN.  I did manage to capture a sure sign of Spring with this beautiful Robin in my neighbor's Birch Tree.

A Robin Redbreast in cage,
puts all Heaven in a rage
~William Blake

Monday, March 18, 2013

Week 10 - Depth of Field

So hard to shoot when everything is so dead and brown.  But thanks to a bit of creativity in the garden, this shoot from my Butterfly Bush offered up some great DoF and colors!

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they are a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks ~ Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Week 9 - Landscape

This time of year, there is not a lot to look out.  It's dead, brown and lifeless.  So when the challenge prompt for week 9 came up, I wished I lived in Hawaii.  I asked around and my dear friend Maureen pointed me towards a bit of land that at least was building free.

It was cold.  It was flurrying and this was the result.

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show ~ Andrew Wyeth