Thursday, July 31, 2014


A favorite subject of mine is that of still water and its reflections. 
I'm often actually standing in the water and have to remain perfectly still. 
It is essential for my images to be very sharp so I can not have any
camera movement.  I ALWAYS use a tripod and ball-head. 

I use Induro gear for my photography and it
has no doubt simplified my shooting process.  It's been dragged through the 
mud and snow, banged, beaten and taken a licking. 
I was interviewed by Marisa Getz of the Induro Company about my
photography and the article is featured on their blog. 
I'm very grateful for the exposure. 
Thanks to the kind people at Induro for
taking an interest. 



And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, 
They danced by the light of the moon." 
— Edward Lear 


Great Sand Dunes National Park

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


"Life is complex.
Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another...The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness. " 
— M. Scott Peck

Friday, July 25, 2014

Inspired


As a long time painter, I was often so moved by the works of others that it occasionally hampered my own creative efforts. I was hugely inspired by John Singer-Sargent's watercolors and his ability to manipulate the luminosity of his images and create stunningly vibrant scenes by his brilliant knowledge of warm and cool tones and where to lay them. The watercolorist in me was always a bit insecure, a difficult medium to conquer no doubt but Sargent was a hard act to follow. Eventually, as in all art forms, you become the most creative when you follow your own voice but there's much to be said for being inspired. He made me a much better painter. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


"These woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep." 
— Robert Frost

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


The Open Road

I've explored the country back roads of Colorado and I'm heading over to New Mexico just to see what I can see. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche



You’ve written that you have now stepped into the image on the page and are starting to live your dream?


As a child I’d escape through the pages of National Geographic and I’d sit on the floor and just dream of those places. The deserts, the Grand Canyon and the National Parks.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monsoon


The moonlit storm crept over the hill and whistled, beckoned and danced at my window.  The damp summer breeze, heavy, musty and powerful swirled around my room.  I could hear the tall country grass bending and the leaves hitting the screen and I watched the distant lighting play against the sky. Cracking, rumbling, rolling thunder I could feel in my chest. 


I lay there, jaded city girl untrusting of all of this, yet not wanting it to end. In the morning, as if in a dream, the adventure had slipped away silently leaving only a whisper with the sunrise. 

Monday, July 07, 2014


It would seem more apropos that with my photography I'm not so much a seeker of the great landscapes or grand vistas but simply one in love with the light. 

Great Spirit


Wandering in the beloved landscapes of the master himself,
 Ansel Adams. Yosemite was an amazing experience.  
There is a distinct feel to the place, a reverence.  

As seen in Outdoor Photographer Magazine 
August 2014 Black & White Issue

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


“Lonely trees are not lonely; they have their eternal companies: Songs of the birds; shadows of the clouds; lights of the Moon; whispers of the winds… 
Lonely trees are not lonely!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan