Redbud Petals on my Garden Path

Redbuds on my garden path
Drop petals on the ground
The beauty, color of them all
Makes joy in my heart abound!

The pretty red/magenta color is scattered all over my garden path today. I loved seeing the magenta along side the spring green trillium!

Bikes on the Rhine River

When I travel to Europe, I love the bikes. Every color, style. Parked on narrow streets. Not locked. Here’s a short video of a few bikes I saw when on a river cruise on the Rhine River last month.

I used Adobe Spark to make this video. I’m still learning how to use it, so I may edit this when I figure out a few thing!

Spring 2019 – a Quick Look

I’ve been sick with bronchitis the last few weeks. As such, I’ve watched spring blossom from indoors, not getting many images. But I have gotten a few. I’m trying a new editing method. These images have a slightly different look than Spring flowers in past years.

Rhine Getaway First Look

I just went on the Rhine Getaway from Basil, Switzerland to Amsterdam in eight days. The first few days were cold, wet (even snow) and very cloudy. The last few days were gorgeous! I came home with a souvenir I didn’t buy – a bad respiratory virus and bronchitis. So I’m a bit slow editing my images with my new camera. I got a mirrorless, lighter weight professional camera, to save the load on my wrists, thumbs and knees. I chose a Sony a7IIIr and I learned even more about how to use it, and I also struggled with how to make it do what I wanted.

These images are from my iPhone 7. They are edited in Snapseed and the logo was added with a new iPhone app, Union. My technical workflow is not quite what I would want and took way too long!

Enjoy the first look at our Rhine Getaway Cruise on the Einar, Viking River Cruise’s newest longship.

First of Spring

The snow of the cold winter is gone and the ground is thawing. Spring is beginning to emerge! With it comes a new camera – a mirrorless Sony a7 IIIr, which has the features of my Nikon D800. But it weighs a fraction of the 10-15 pounds I’ve been carrying. While these aren’t stellar images, they are a result of learning. The Sony menus are very different and I have a ways to go to find the settings that work for me. Enjoy Spring as it bursts forth!

“Details, Details” Photography Exhibit

The photography exhibit, “Details, Details” opens January 19 at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. Two of my images (below) were accepted in this juried show. Please join me at the Recetion Sunday, January 27 from 2-4pm.

Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Exhibition January 19 – February 16, 2019

Hours: W 4-8pm, Th 10-4pm, F 10-4pm, Sat 12-4pm

Admission $1 Residents, $2 Non-Residents, $.50 Seniors

Morning Golden Shadows

The Golden Hour, in the morning, changes the colors of objects. Depending on where the sun is shining, you can get blue shadows or golden shadows on objects. Here are two images that show this characteristic.