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:

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

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

A Mess

Today we took down all the Christmas stuff and I am kind of sad about it. Most years I try to leave the tree up until the feast of the Epiphany which celebrates the 3 wise men coming to see baby Jesus on January 6th, but this year we got a real tree, as opposed to our normal artificial one, and over the last two days ornaments were dropping off of it like crazy because it was starting to wilt even though we were keeping up on watering it.

So, I thought it best if we went ahead and took it down before any of my ornaments broke. By the time we got everything off of the tree there was a blanket of thousands of needles all over the floor. And of course the tree was set up on the opposite side of the room as the front door. So, when taking it out, it left a huge trail of needles everywhere. What a mess! I think I am done with real trees. Except that I enjoyed the smell of it so much!

Sony A68/Capture One

Catch and Release

Weather has been unseasonably warm here this week. Enjoyed 65°F today in St. Louis, Missouri (USA). Feels like spring time. What is the weather like where you are?

Sony A68/Capture One

Whispering Winds

We had a busy Christmas Eve and day with family. It was a lot of fun. Many laughs, much food and too many desserts, and more than enough presents, and so much love.

We are very blessed, and I don’t say that to boast but only to express my deepest gratitude for all that God has given. Some days the gifts seem to whisper and others, like yesterday and today, they come through loud and clear!

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