Soar-asota

Soar-asota

I used to claim that I was afraid of birds.  Wings and the beaks make birds completely unpredictable—you never know when those feathered appendages will flap.  The problem with my claiming this fear, however, is that ducks are my favorite animal (and flamingos are probably my third favorite animal, following after jellyfish).

While on a family trip in Sarasota, I realized another flaw in claiming this fear:  I photograph birds a lot (here’s evidence from Arizona, Michigan, and my own backyard).  In fact, I let a snowy egret wander within 3  yards of me so that I could get a good picture.  I guess I will have to find a new fear.

 

June Photo Challenge 2019

June Photo Challenge 2019

I’ve officially reached the halfway point of this year-long challenge.  Every month, I end up posting a few photos that I really like, a few that are acceptable, and a lot that I hate.  I’ll let you decide which are which.

Six months down.  Six months to go.

A Glimpse of Saint Paul, or All About PLO Charts

A Glimpse of Saint Paul, or All About PLO Charts

If you saw my post on Thursday, then you know that I recently returned from the Twin Cities.

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A Year Late, A Year Early

A Year Late, A Year Early

I was surprised last week when one of my closest friends asked me to take her graduation photos.  For one thing, I haven’t done many photo sessions since I started grad school.  For another thing,  she graduated over a year ago.

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May Photo Challenge 2019

May Photo Challenge 2019

I’ll apologize up-front for the plethora of boring photos this month.  Some demanding projects at work and an abundance of reading for grad school left me with very little time for photography.  I guess the positive result of my busyness is that you won’t be bombarded with Old Salem photos this month.

April Photo Challenge 2019

April Photo Challenge 2019

My thought on April 1:

All the creative cells in my brain are dead.  Should I just quit this challenge?

My thought on April 30:

I’m 1/3 done with this year-long challenge.  I can’t stop now!

 

 

March Photo Challenge 2019

March Photo Challenge 2019

If you’re reading this, then I have successfully made it through 25% of my 365-day photo challenge.  This is not an April fools joke;  I actually did take a photo every day in January, February, and now March.