Flight into Self Portraits

I shoot nature. I also shoot people (with my camera), but here I post nature, mostly. At the start of the new year I have decided to take on something completely different than what I have been doing for the last ten years:





self-portraits. Scary, daunting, and nerve-racking to say the least. I hope you’ll follow along and watch me learn.


This self portrait was shot with my Sony A68. SS 1/3sec, f/7.1, ISO400.

Merry Christmas

Wishing you peace and joy this holiday and always. ♥️

(My dogs and public domain background processed in Gimp.)

In the Meantime

Happiness! – as it was sunny today, and even though it was chilly in the 30’s, I got outside and took some pictures at a local park. I have to get them off my camera and edit still, so in the meantime, enjoy these pictures of my dog and her (loooong) tongue! 😋

Macro Puppy

It has been cold, cold, and wet and dreary around here for the last few days.  And windy!  So wet and windy that I haven’t risked going outside with my camera.  Last week I took some photos of my dogs inside.  Hopefully, I will be able to get back outside before I slip into a winter depression. 😦


Sony A68/ 30mm macro lens/ edit in Capture One

Happy Thanksgiving

Today in the US, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. So much to be grateful for today (and everyday.) My family and friends, of course. The safe and comfortable life we live. We don’t have an over abundance, but we have what we need and much of what we want and definitely more than enough.

Most of all I’m thankful for the love and grace and mercy of that power greater than me, whom I call God. These are the most humbling gifts I have ever received.

I hope you have a lot to be thankful for and I hope for many blessings for you and your loved ones.

Composite of my pups done in Gimp.

A Little Birdie Told Me…

I pulled out a hobby this week that I haven’t done in a few years – creating greeting cards out of my photographs.  The image below might be hard to envision as a card because it is a card with a white background being displayed on a white screen, but you can use your imagination.  It would be a card in the portrait orientation.

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I sell the cards on Redbubble and they don’t let you put any writing on the inside of the cards; they are all blank so you can write what you want. Believe it or not I make a few dollars a year off of them.  Literally, a few dollars a year.  Lol!  But I don’t do it for money or glory or fame.  I do it because it is fun and I enjoy being creative.

This is the link to my “shop” if you want to see my other cards.


I am going to be working on some more soon and will post them here as I complete them.

Halloween Pups

Here’s another composite. I’m not great at them but they are fun to do. The dogs are mine and the background is a public domain photo.


Below are the original images.


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