Saturday, July 31, 2010

such a night

No words required. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

join us @ mortal muses

Want to share your photographic vision and see the fantastic work being done by others? Come join us over at our new blog Mortal Muses for a great photo collaboration.

Mortal Muses is a group of nine like-minded female photographers from the USA & Europe -- and I am one of them! Each day one muse will post a photo based on a weekly theme and select a companion photo from our flickr pool. Visit with us each day as we celebrate the beauty of everyday life and friendship.
You don't need a blog to join -- you can just join our flickr pool, check out the weekly theme, submit your photos, and we we'll take care of the rest. Get creative....get inspired....and share your vision of the world around you.

Photographers of all skill levels are welcome! Don't worry about your camera or your expertise. Your photographer's eye and passion will guide you. Please join us!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

saturday @ little sandy pond

Just about a year ago brother-in-law/Uncle Jeffery came east for a visit at Grandma's Susie's house, and he visited again yesterday, along with his coworker Michael. Hannah and Fallon stayed in the water for hours, floating and talking and boating, while the rest of us ate and lounged around and then did some swimming and boating, too.

A quick thundershower came through, and then the sun returned for a lovely end to the day.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

holiday flash

Last year I found some film for my old Brownie Holiday Flash camera, and I've taken two rolls of pictures over the last 6 months or so. I finally sent it out to be developed, and out of 16 pictures, only a few came out. But I like the moody results, especially the birdhouse with the superimposing of the frame number (which could be 999 or 666 -- you decide).

The cost of the film processing is too prohibitive to be able to do this again, but I'm glad to know that my trusty low-tech little Brownie still works.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

left behind

This house has intrigued me since we first moved to Cape Cod seven years ago. It has sat deteriorating and empty, nestled among historic homes on Route 6A, for a very long time. I got permission from the realtor to photograph it as part of a library project to document old homes in our area.

It is still filled with items from the people who once lived there. Plates and mugs, furniture, clothes, canisters of beans and pasta. Like houses in a ghost town, it is as if the residents just got up and walked away in the middle of the day, leaving dishes in the sink, the tea kettle on the stove, towels hung on the back of the bathroom door, and curtains in the windows.

This house is filled with ghosts of memories. My goal is to preserve those memories through images and stories. If you have information on this house or know of other old homes in the area that should be documented, contact me.

Monday, July 05, 2010

summer summer summer

Here in the northeast, sometimes the seasons get a a little feisty on us. Blizzards in April, rainy and cold all June. But I must say that this first week of July has been exactly what summer is all about. Clear blue skies and warm clear days. Even the heat seems made to order. Perfect.

I was so amazed and fortune to have won a complimentary registration to the Picturing Summer workshop with Tracey Clark. I'll be sharing more summer images in the weeks to come.