While we are busy pouring thru the seed catalogs that are showing up in our mailbox, and planning our gardens for this growing season, nature is quietly going about its business. The occasional warm day brings out bugs and critters that would otherwise still be hunkered down for the winter; morning fog settles in and then lifts just at sunrise giving the earth a glorious shimmering display of yellow, orange and blue reflections off of frost-kissed plants...
I love taking pictures. I have this little point-and-shoot camera that looks like hell (it has been around the world with me) but - up until recently - took the most amazing pictures. When I bought it 5 years ago it wasn't the biggest or best, but I was perfect for me since I pack my camera with me everywhere I go. Most of the pictures on my blog and all of the pictures in my 2 calendars were taken with this little camera. None of my photos are "photoshopped" - I don't have the software and wouldn't know how to use it anyway.
It's been a few years and I don't know where I heard, saw, or read this, but I someone said their goal was to take at least 1 picture every day. What a novel idea - I really wanted to follow thru with this and create something amazing... then life happens and good intentions are followed by "maybe tomorrow". While I don't take a-picture-a-day, I have my moments where I am surgically attached to my camera for days then won't touch it for a week.
My friend Sharon is a professional photographer and does take the most amazing photos (her camera is WAY bigger); she has also had a pretty amazing opportunity present itself. Her work has been installed at the Clackamas County Services Building (4th Floor).
"... and even tho they are mine, and so familiar to me, the photo's impress me as I watch the elevator doors open to the hallway they hang in."
** Check out Sharon's blog: oregonshar.blogspot.com. She also has a wordpress blog - check out more photos and info about her professional photo services.
I invite you to take a-picture-a-day... you never know when or where your own masterpiece will show up!