Week 29: DOF

Week 29 of the 52-week photography challenge. Composition: Depth of Field “Depth of Field is a great way to isolate your subject. Instead, for the challenge though I want you to use DoF to make a subject appear part of something larger.” A Greek salad waiting to be devoured.  It was delicious by the way….

Week 28: Culture

Week 28 of the 52-week photography challenge. Story Telling: Your Culture “Photographers participating in the challenge come from nearly every country and culture. Tell us the story of your culture.” A display of typical Indiana summer food and drink.  A local wine (complete with token deer), corn on the cob, zucchini, tomato, apple, peppers, and…

6 More Wonderful Reads

1.  “The Golden Tresses of the Dead:  A Flavia de Luce Novel” by Alan Bradley.  323 pages, fiction. If you have not had the pleasure of reading A Flavia de Luce novel, you really should.  The main character Flavia is a hoot.  As a young adolescent detective/chemist her humor is beyond compare.  I have read…

Week 27: Gratitude

For the 52-week photography challenge. Week 27:  Inspiration: Gratitude “What are you grateful for? Show us.” I’m grateful for a fantastic weekend spent with Shane, the kids and our dogs.  We enjoyed a 15 mile canoe trip down Sugar Creek along with camping and hiking at Shades State Park in Indiana.  Time spent in nature…

Week 26: Geometry

Week 26 of the 52-week photography challenge. Composition: Geometry “We live in a world surrounded by geometry. Use Geometry in your photo this week.” The view from the top of a hill in a city park overlooking the small town of Martinsville, IN.  I love the various shapes and their interaction with each other from…

Week 24 & 25: Inspiration & Freedom

For the 52-week photography challenge: Week 24:  Inspiration: Who inspires you? “Inspiration comes from many places. Tell us about who inspires you.” While away this past weekend on a kayaking trip I snapped some photos of our lovely and peaceful surroundings.  For Week 24, I decided to go with “What” inspires me instead of “Who”. …

Week 23: Leading Lines

Week 23 of the 52-week photography challenge. Composition: Leading Lines “You have already used leading lines to show Infinity. Now try to use strong leading lines in food photography.” While working on my computer outside and sipping on wine, inspiration struck.  In my mind wine counts as food photography.  Here is my quick snap for…

Week 22: Stranger

Week 22 of the 52-week photo challenge Story Telling: Stranger “It is easy to tell the story of someone you know. So for this week’s challenge I want you to tell the story of a stranger.” This past weekend we attended the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Arriving earlier than normal we were treated…

Weeks 18-21: Weight/Mass; Aging; Negative Space; Serenity

Time to play catch-up with the 52-week photography challenge. Week 18: Inspiration: Weight or Mass “Heavy as a stone, light as a feather. Find inspiration and shoot an amazing photograph.” I remember as a kid looking up at the clouds thinking wouldn’t it be nice to sit on one of those.  They look so light…

Camp Amy: Meet Daisy Mae

Once a week I tell my sweet pooch goodbye as I head out the door for an afternoon of volunteering at our local shelter.  We are the dog walkers.  A name we gave ourselves as a group because apparently creativity was absent that day. There are anywhere from three to six of us that show…

Bloody Mary Saturday & Blog Catch Up

As I sat here this afternoon sipping on a Bloody Mary while reading through blogs here on WordPress, I thought I have slacked on the blogging front.  This is the first time in months I sat down to actually read through my favorite blogs that I follow.  I realized how can I expect anyone to…

5.5 More Books Read For 2019

I read five and a half (more on that below) additional book since February.  However, I forgot to take pictures of most of them.  Oh well.  At least I still have my handy dandy list.  Here’s the round-up of my latest reads. “Mississippi Blood” by Greg Iles (692 pages) Fiction This was an excellent book….