Sunday, December 15, 2013


This is a swamp we have north of the city. I traveled a long way to take this photo, but there was just one problem; the swamp had hardly any water in it!
We are now in year 3 of our Texas drought. 
Still, I found the cypress tree 'knees' fascinating.
I put extra contrast with this photo to highlight the eerie feeling of swamps.
To me, I'm much more fascinated than afraid of them.
Of course, don't leave me out there at night without a flashlight!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013


I love fan palms and this one is in my back garden. I did not 'pose' this photo like I usually do because I wanted it to look wild and tropical. I needed the foreground to look raw and asymmetrical...just like you'd find in nature.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


My brother had to take apart our computer this week. Here's a close up of another component.
It looks like one of those shading exercises one sees in beginning art class.
These are identical prongs that are all sticking up. The light source makes all the difference.

Sunday, August 11, 2013


This photo has a lot of meaning behind it. You see, our grown son has experienced a mental handicap and cannot drive his car for a long time. On the way to taking it to my dad's house, I felt utterly defeated by the whole scenario. That is, until a turn in the road lead me to this scene.
Rays of Hope coming from the Heavens.
God meets us everywhere even in our darkest moments.
It's not an award-winning shot and not even my best.
But to me the beauty is in the meaning.