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Basket and News

Freshly cut lily of the valley and newspaper. With the progression of spring flowers also came the continued assault of Covid-19 across the globe. We must summon up the courage to defy Covid-19: self-distance, wear face protection, wash hands frequently and...

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Many Bad Hair Days

Another reason I'm happy to wear a face covering in public. "A hat, a hat! My kingdom for a hat!"

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On Being Color Blind

In my latest series, (before my camera shutter went bad), I was utilizing the white walls to add shadows for balance, interest, and dramatic effect. I've encountered some difficulty in post processing those files because I'm color blind. Usually it doesn't bother me...

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Pandemic Ponderings #5: A Sad and Human Face

  Coronavirus arrived with the spring flowers. In our region, the last snow drops still hang on delicate stems. These tiny flowers have long reminded me of an etching by the artist Odilon Redon (1840 – 1916) called Swamp Flower, A Sad and Human Face. If...

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Pandemic Pondering #4: A Naked Truth

In this photograph, the beauty of two tulips has disappeared with time. Petals have fallen away exposing the stigma (innermost section). In society too, the raw, bare truth of the Covid 19 pandemic is being revealed. Hard working people can't pay their rent or...

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Pandemic Ponderings #3

  How do couples plan their wedding while navigating the great unknown of the Covid 19 pandemic? I'm thinking about my niece and her fiancé right now. They have been planning an August wedding for months. With him stationed on the west coast and her stationed on...

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Pandemic Ponderings #2

“Paper money shunned for fear of virus” reads the headline of the paper in this image. Doesn't this give a whole new meaning to the term "money laundering"? While you may laugh with a mental image of bills pulled from jean pockets after the last wash cycle, or the...

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Pandemic Ponderings #1: Thirteen Dollars

During this pandemic, while observing the Ohio governor's "stay at home" order, I decided to begin using news topics as a springboard for still life photographs. With flowers from my garden and a headline about the Ohio attorney general pushing for a law against price...

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Sad News

“I can emote”, my long-time friend told me when I explained I wanted to make a portrait that told a story and captured an expression. And she did exactly that. Amazingly, she sat for nearly two hours while I painted her with light over and over until I got this image....

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A Little Wooden Church: Composing a Photograph

Photographers make many decisions for every exposure. Never mind the technical details, let's take a look at composition. When faced with the decision about how much to include or not, what is the "right" answer? There is a little wooden church...

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