An iconic Maine junkyard

Maine junk yards: Elmers Barn, Coopers Mills Maine: idyllic coastline, clear blue sky, the sweet smell of blueberry blossoms, rolling hills and farmland. Maines summers are unmatched. Most come for this. My photography bud Devi and I love another side of Maine. Crusty, rustic, Maine junk yards, with a few antiques thrown in. Elmers Barn […]

Every element is key

Still life photography – Every element is key I’m pretty new at this. Still life photography that is. No very new at this. But there is one thing I can say for sure. Every element in the shot is absolutely important. The surface, the backdrop, the way the flower pot is turned just so, the […]

When life gives you lemons

When life gives you lemons… “Life handed him a lemon, As Life sometimes will do. His friends looked on in pity, Assuming he was through. They came upon him later, Reclining in the shade In calm contentment, drinking A glass of lemonade.” Clarence Flynn   Well, that’s a nice poem, lovely thought. Realistic? Not always. […]

Boston Chinatown

Boston Chinatown – Shrinking ethnic community 20 years ago Boston Chinatown was a thriving community. Our family made regular pilgrimages to the area to visit the Chinese herbal markets. My husband was studying Chinese Herbal Medicine.   I would hop on over to Chauncy Street and peruse the fabric stores while Keith and our youngest […]

Oriental imagery

Oriental imagery – photo textures and recipes I think I love flowers best at their fading out stage. Petals and leaves crinkle and twist in the most interesting way. Sometimes the petals become almost translucent.  These Asiatic lilies I photographed a couple of weeks ago are just at that stage – so out comes the […]