Category Archives: Inspiration

Ideas and motivation

Reflections

Good day, good friends.  Reflections make excellent photographic subjects.  Sometimes, the reflection is included along with the subject; sometimes the reflection itself is the main subject of an image.  People photograph reflections in water, in windows, in chrome, in fact, … Continue reading

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Smoke Art

Sometimes you need to go off in strange and new directions to explore some creativity in your art.  Over the last couple of months I have experimented with “smoke art.”  What, do you ask, is smoke art???  Well, it’s capturing … Continue reading

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Artistic Filter Saves the Day

Good morning, dear friends.  I was going through my photos from our Great Lakes cruise.   One I particularly liked featured a house nestled in the woods, surrounded by trees in various stages of fall beauty.  The relative darkness of dawn and … Continue reading

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Fun Composite

As promised, here is the photo of Sam I composed.  This is based on a digital copy of Thomas Gainsborough’s, “The Blue Boy” and I’ve called it, yep, you guessed it, “The Blue Dog.”  I really needed a diversion the … Continue reading

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Art or Junk?

I took several online courses with Bryan Peterson, the well-known photographer and author of several photography books.  He has urged me to seek out junk yards and other places where you can find wonderful abstracts and interesting pattern shots.  While … Continue reading

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Lost in the Woods

Looking for inspiration sometimes leads to setting up a scene for yourself.  I found myself in the hot, hot, days of July looking for something suitable to photograph.  I often pass a stretch of Rt. 50 going through Trappe, MD, and … Continue reading

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Deja Vu?

Happy Monday!  As you look at the photo posted here, you will surely recognize it from one I showed you not too long ago.  Sometimes, after living with a photo for awhile, I feel like it needs something different, or, … Continue reading

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An Inspiration

I am often asked where I get the inspiration for my photographs.  I feel like saying, “here, there, everywhere,” but that’s not very helpful, is it?  It’s actually true, though.  I think any artist has to develop the art of … Continue reading

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