Thursday, July 29, 2010

It is NOT Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

…but it IS Mrs. Fields’!

Take time to enjoy quiet moments with yourself for inner reflection.

~Author Unknown

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I “sworda” like this one!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Seashell Art

Time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted.

~John Lennon

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's never too late act on your dreams.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Jack gets promoted!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Each happiness of yesterday

Is a memory for tomorrow.

~George Webster Douglas

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pictures of Pictures

Photography serves at least two important functions: it not only preserves our memories, but it also provides a visual documentation of our history.

A few days ago, members of my photo group spent a couple of hours at the County Archives, poring over old photographs for our exciting new project, Main Streets of Montgomery County.

Image #75 depicts the NW corner of Main and Center Streets in Fonda, circa 1926.

#514 portrays Main Street in Fonda “before the demolition.” Can anyone help identify the year? The auto in the lower LH corner may provide somewhat of a clue.

You’re probably shaking your head and wondering what in the world does #586 have to do with Main Streets? The answer is nothing. I was simply intrigued with this 1976 image of the Fonda Bicentennial Committee. I recognized several people on the Committee, including my 9th grade science (or was it math?) teacher and a current co-worker! How many people can YOU name?

Considering these images were shot thru plastic sleeves under fluorescent lighting at ISO 3200, I was pleasantly surprised at the results. Of course, these photos would not have been possible without the assistance of my friend, Steve, who did a terrific job of helping to minimize the glare by holding the binder upright…and steady…while I photographed. Thanks for your help, Steve!

Friday, July 9, 2010


In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light." (

This was my first attempt at bokeh, and I found it to be incredibly difficult and challenging. Nevertheless, I gave it a shot!

Thanks for the assignment, Linda. It was certainly a learning experience I won’t soon forget! “If at first you don’t succeed…try, try again!”

And I will.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


A fixture of modern life!

Are we truly independent? Or are we irrevocably tied to these small, electronic devices?

Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thought for the Day...

We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the infinite. ~Gladys Taber