Thursday, July 30, 2015

Transitioning to the Next Stage

My first assignment to start off the day was a trip to Monkey Trucks Aerial adventures with a group of students from Newfound Bridge Academy.  A bonding experience giving them the chance to get to know one another before they start their freshman year of high school.  

Such a wonderful group of young adults - working together and having fun.
Accepting the challenges that were before them 

           successfully transitioning to that next stage.



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Making Sunshine

One Word project   HEAT

Had it in my head to capture the summer sunlight in some way.  After giving it some thought I figured I would make my own sunshine to give myself more of a challenge.  

Set up two flashes each with a warm filter pointing directly towards me with the camera at my back set up on a tripod.  Getting the "light" to hit just right was not an easy task with me facing away from the camera.  Many outtakes on two separate attempts I finally came up with an image I was happy with.  Not perfect by any means but happy.  I learned through the process and that is truly what this process is all about ~ so for that I'm pleased.

… bring on the HEAT!



Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Slice of Americana

A walk through Lane Tavern and environs

 while at the Sanbornton Old Home Day festivities

where nothing rides like a Deere 

Well……..except maybe a Ford Falcon
or a Cadillac Fleetwood! 



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summertime Fun ~ for Peanuts

An evening of fun and games ...for peanuts

Duck Pick game
and Bobbing for Apples 

Good old fashioned Summer time fun
at the Opechee Peanut Carnival
with Laconia Parks and Recs 
Summer Day Camp



Monday, July 20, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Strength of a Dancer

I have always admired the strength and composure of a dancer.
Ella has that strength combined with beauty and poise.

 We worked together early Sunday morning and came up with some wonderful poses
 including some jumps showcasing and
 capturing Ella's natural beauty combined with the beauty that surrounded us on this summer day.
 Static poses  ~ leaps into the water
 and topping the morning off with a little funk.
 Had a lot of fun collaborating and combining each of our passions to make these images come to life.

Beautiful young lady ~ beautiful morning spent along the waters edge.  Life is Good!



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Supportive Hands

Quiet moments found within the chaos of the crowd

                                     Calm Hands ~ Tense Hands

                                 Supportive Hands  ~  Caring Hands



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oldies….. but Goodies

There are those times when you see words and they are the photo;
This was one of those times.

RJ humored me when I asked him to "go sit in that chair"
To me it just begged to be photographed.

He dubbed himself "King of the Odds and Ends"
When photographers unite with our quirky sense of humor
it makes for a fun afternoon and fun pictures to go along with the mood.  Thank you, King RJ ;)



Monday, July 13, 2015

It's All In the Eyes

I've Learned You Can See Everything You Need To Know By Looking Into Someones Eyes



Thursday, July 9, 2015

Travel When You Look



Music to my Ears ….followed by pure Joy

Headed out for a "shoot day" on the other side of the lake stopping in Wolfboro.

Quite a charming community that bustles during the summer months with access by land or by water.

Wonderful old time charm and quintessential New Hampshire vibes have been welcoming visitors bringing generations of families over the years.

Found these youngsters hanging around down by the docks.

On the north end of Main Street 
a piano sits just waiting 
for someone to take a seat 
and play a tune.

 plenty of folks obliged
filling the street with lively song

a summers day
….a playful tune

followed by pure "JOY"
in the flavor of chocolate!



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What to Read of It

I'm happy to say that I've worked up quite a collection of books relating to the craft of photography.
They are easily understood and enjoyed in my down time.

Words ~ pictures ~ paper ~ binding
creative thoughts ~ ideas ~ knowledge ~ understanding

Don't we all have days that we wish could be read from a book to get the understanding we need
instead of being completely confused and reading too much into it with no book in sight

words to chew on



Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Not A Keeper ~ in the conceptual sense only

One word project ~  the word 

Immediately a facial reaction came to mind and I pushed it away not wanting a "typical" thought process on this image.
So instead my thoughts turn to more conceptual ideas
and I let them take root and blended them with some props and techniques that I don't usually work with.  In this case a neutral density filter to block out several stops of light enabling me to give a blur to the flow of the water and fish netting.  
The idea of a brook shoot has been in my head for a while and this I will definitely revisit on another outing.  It was a little weird…. somewhat embarrassing…. a bit creative….but a whole lot of fun through the process of making this image.  

And to boot I got a great "reaction" when I shared for the One Word project.

My disclaimer:  no feelings were hurt in this image   ….and I wasn't thrown back!



Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Instance of Creative Laziness

4th of July Fireworks are a tradition.  We gather with friends and enjoy a colorful display from their yard.  As our kids have gotten older we don't venture down into the throngs of the crowd - but rather stay put and enjoy good conversation, laughter and a "sparkler" or two.

So at about 1 minute until 10 we gather together and watch the display.  Many times I find my laziness gets the best of me and this night was the case.  My tripod remained in the car but the camera still joined at my side.

I present a few resulting images reflecting the instance of my creative laziness….

I call this series      Ebb and Flow

You can feel the movement but when looking at the images but our brains do not conjure up the recognition of traditional fireworks ~  instead feeling soothful movement reflecting incoming and outgoing phases of color and light.

This next series I call       Effervescent
Not quite sure if I was doing anything differently with this series than the one prior.  Most likely it had nothing to due with me ~  but rather entirely due to the individuality of each blast.

These offer a livlier sense of effervescent and sparkle that you don't notice during the actual display in the night sky.

I love these kinds of experiences where trying something different will produce a completely unexpected result.

...enjoy the surprises it offers.



Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Déjà vu

That feeling

Déjà vu is the experience   sixth sense is the cause