Puebloan Sun and Moon

Being a photographer, of course I had certain plans on my agenda when we went to Mesa Verde (and really throughout our trip).  Wherever I go, I think about sunrise and sunset opportunities.  Every location is different, and I love the beautiful golden hours.  I try for sunrises and sunsets…

Vancouver at Night

This is my last post on my Vancouver series, and I'm excited to share with you other adventures (we've been so busy!). Vancouver is a very beautiful city, and my camera seemed to leap into my hands of its own accord in an effort to capture it.  I loved the…

Weekly Challenge: Mixed Shine

If I thought last week's challenge was.. well.. challenging, this week's really made me think hard about how to fit the topics.  The discover challenge is mixing media; the photo challenge is shine.  "Shine" is easy.  But I already write blog posts with lots of pictures - words and photos…

Photo of the Week: Colors

When a photographer is presented with an event full of lights and color, it's a visual playground that can easily sap away an entire evening.  There are countless opportunities.  You can shoot fast and freeze moving lights, or you can shoot long and paint a rainbow in the shadows.  You…

My Journey into Astrophotography

One of the best parts about joining a local photography group is the opportunity to try new photography techniques never before explored.  I had one such opportunity recently: stars. While I have seen some spectacular shots and have been mildly interested in trying it out, I could never bring myself…