Saturday, October 29, 2005

storm break sunset

Dean Forbes makes an unusual sunset statement. He catches the sun higher in the sky, and the sky is full of muted, subtle grays as well as color. It's tough nowadays to be creative with sunsets. He says: "It was still raining when I went outside to get this. I held an umbrella in one hand and the camera in the other."
storm break sunset Originally uploaded by Dean Forbes.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

pink & green

pink & green
Originally uploaded by Rosina.
This is a super macro (close-up) of a flower a lot like queen ann's lace. The subtle repetition of form, shape, and colors make this almost abstract, yet we relate to it readily. The ability to "see" such lovelyness and share is so well is a true gift...

Thursday, October 20, 2005

N&W - 1135

N&W - 1135
Originally uploaded by sahst23.
This is an image with amazing presence. It presents with full force the power and drama of a huge diesel-electric locomotive. The monocromatic range of color, and the deep tones add to the excitement.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Magical Monarch moment

Magical Monarch moment
Originally uploaded by creativity+.
This is easily the best butterfly photo I've taken. I pressed the shutter 5 times (3 rapid shots each time) and magically ended up with this beauty. It's so wonderful to be able to share something only I saw with all of you. . .

Sunday, October 16, 2005

More Clear Creek..

More Clear Creek..
Originally uploaded by Mountain Mike.
Michals photos are remarkable in many ways. Here's an excellent example of his use of color, composition, framing, placement, and subject to make an outstanding shot.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Frieda (mother) and Fridolin (son)

Linda lives in a small town in Germany. She has a wide variety of photos, including sets about the sky, ponds and lakes, the sun, and mist and fog.
This is the kind of photo that keeps me taking pictures. It is like magic.

Linda Leben in einer kleinen Stadt in Deutschland. Sie hat eine Vielfalt der Fotos, einschließlich Sätze um den Himmel, die Teiche und die Seen, die Sonne, und Nebel. Dies ist die Art des Fotos, die mich behält, Bilder zu nehmen. Es ist wie Zauberei.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The pen is mighty

Originally uploaded by angelocesare.
This photo comes from Angelo, from Milan, Italy. His photos are always crisp and compelling. It reminded me that I haven't exactly been writing a journal recently. But with wonderful photos like this at, it's pretty addicting. . .
Questa foto viene da Angelo, da Milano, Italia. Le sue foto sono sempre croccanti ed obbligare. Me ha ricordato che non scrivo esattamente un diario recentemente. Ma con le foto meravigliose ama questo al, è bello si assuefa. . .

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A rose by any other name. . .

A rose by any other name. . .
Originally uploaded by creativity+.
This is one of my better rose photos. I used an itty-bitty bit of a cross-hatching filter on it. Some people get tired of flowers and roses. Those same people would get tired of Heaven and opt for Hell.

"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Polar bear backstroke

Polar bear backstroke
Originally uploaded by lil.
And speaking of relaxing, here's another one. If I keep posting these I'm going to need a nap!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Lazy Days

I love this shot of two cats. It's hard to find an unusual one these days, but this is highly original.

Thanks Liisa, for all your fine photos!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Drop-Dead Gorgeous

Originally uploaded by amsabri.
I don't have the slighest idea how she did this one, but I find it exquisite. Forms, shapes, colors, contrasts all feel just "right"!

My pick of the day!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Near Coal Bank Hill, Colorado

Near Coal Bank Hill, Colorado
Originally uploaded by springgal.
New vistas, new horizons. That's what hope and possibility are about. This lovely photo reminds me to look far and see the horizon and the mountaintops.

Thanks, Judy!

evening rainbow

evening rainbow
Originally uploaded by Stijn Coppens.
This photographer from Denmark is one of the best on Flickr, in my opinion. If you look closely, you can see part of the double rainbow. Click on the image to see larger versions.