Thursday, October 31, 2013


We lost a member of our family last night.  Ransom was a husband, father, friend and neighbor and will be sorely missed.  I can remember him more or less setting me on my photography path.  When I got my first digital camera I would take a photograph of a flower in my yard every Sunday and share it in an email with family and friends.  Ransom always had the most to say about them and how much he enjoyed them.  I began to work each week to capture an image I was sure he would think was great.  It helped train my eye and helped me look outside the box to try to keep it fresh each week.  I had never realized just how much that influenced me until now as I sit, trying to honor a friend who has passed. 

Here are some of those Sunday flowers for you Ransom. You will be missed.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Back road gem


I've been running the roads again and there is no better time than October to do that in my neck of the woods.  At this time of year we've gotten some rain.  The humidity has dropped.  I like nothing better than driving slow with my windows down listening to bird song and looking for what's around the next bend in the road.  This bend showed me a low water crossing at Little Joshua Creek in the Texas Hill Country.  I pulled off the road and just stood there with my camera.  Several farm and ranch trucks passed as I stood and each driver waved with a smile.  They knew they had it good out here.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Rear Guard

Donkeys as a herd or flock guards are fairly common in my area.  Along with being incredibly picturesque they are diligent in keeping an eye on who is driving up and what they might be selling.  I was all set to catch some sheep doing, you know, sheep things when the three amigos here decided it was time to visit another field.


Here is a link to a little guy I know personally showing off- Buddy, my folks miniature donkey, doing his thang. -Cheryl captured this just the other day.  Go Buddy GO! Guarding the home place.

Monday, October 7, 2013

2013 World Wide Photo Walk

The World Wide Photo Walk happened Saturday and San Antonio was full of stories waiting to be captured. Here are a few.
On the town


One of my favorite things to do is to go on a shooting "go and see" with my photo buds.  This world wide event was a perfect excuse for us to hit down town San Antonio and see what we could see.  It is a great way to share our work, keep each other out of trouble and talk shop.  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Look what I can do! (insert Stuart jump kick)

Ok-maybe it is more aptly said. Look what I can use!  I've been searching for a while for something that would enable me to show the scale of a photography in a room.  I used all kinds of search terms in online searches and finally came across the term Wall Guide and found this wonderful site by Ariana Falerni where you can place your photos in groupings or individually within a room to give a client an idea of how the art the purchase might look in their home.  I've known since I started that I'm not an instinctive photoshop user and that is what made finding someone that does speak the language such treat.  The program was easy to use and adapt and I'll be exploring further in the future. 
What else did I learn?  I live in a teensy cottage but some folks have large blank walls needing art.  I need to expand my scope.  This photograph Three Kings was from my last trip to Scotland and taken from the top of Duart Castle.  This was also my first really large print sale.  The customer that ordered this got it in a 36x48.  While I had trouble finding a space big enough to view the whole thing in my little place, this really is a piece worthy of a grand scale and is most striking when shown large.  So I need to think outside my cottage dimensions and make a point of letting folks know that the photographs can "go big".  With this handy new program I'll be able to help you decide what size image would work best in your space.  I want you to love the art you receive from me, big or small.
Now, let's go make some pictures!