Photography snippets

Contemplative, Creative, a bit adventurous  digital images.

art texture techniques, spatter, rose photo,
An Aged Rose, Speckles….   photo it looks unreal!



calm in the midst of chaos, nature photography, finding serenity, Perth zoo,
serene meditations

Creative photographs:   turning the ordinary into something newly discovered.  A calm oasis at the Zoo? Yes.


When I take photos,  it’s to fill the creative well.


spring bouquet
spring nostalgia


sea foam at the beach, photography nature,
Sea Foam Sculptures in the sand


Sometimes, to serve as springboards to my painting processes.

I don’t actually use them to duplicate from….because,  I already have the photo if I really want to frame something!



Portent, haunting and mysterious


My creative processes and thoughts that I go through to produce an image are:  my own unique footprint. 

My own voice and interpretation.


It’s my creative process, and what works for me…..  won’t for  all people. We’re all different.


Blue Waters Inspires, photo art,
Blue Waters Inspires


And, as I’ve mentioned many times, these aren’t concrete ‘rules’ … but,  more in the line of “Generally Speaking.”

There will always be an Exception.

That,  is Life.


Ideally,  I try to frame the chosen focal point so its off centre. Normally, I do not want the focal point to be in the centre of the photo; nor do I want the photo divided half and half. i.e.  half is sky and half is land.  Its  generally better if I use a 1/3  and 2/3 ratio.


monochrome madness, macro photography, leaf textures, sepia photography, Wabi Sabi art photography,
The Leaf …… glorious textures

Discovering My Subject

Next,  is discovering innovative ways to See a subject to create an intriguing and unusual design.   I hunt, and find interesting things and ways to photograph them.


creative photography, conveying the mood and feeling, deliberate camera blur, landscape summers ending,
the trees are crying…… sad day


I might try turning  camera vertical to take the shot;  or lay down on the ground & snapping closeups; or  looking UP into the tree canopy; taking photos of office equipment or  tools; or  tilting the camera at a diagonal; or compose a still life of my favorite old saddles, books & heirlooms.

macro flower photography, creative photos, canon 600d, black and white photo,


In other words, I really start to search around  in each day  at the  ordinary items  for intriguing light and shade, patterns, colours that may be found in them.

antique leather book, love, family,
Antique Aged Leather Book

By using my camera often  to  ‘crop’ out  clutter,  I actually train my own eye to Simplify out the unnecessary shapes. Which is Great for artists!!




Sometimes digital inventiveness is not only fun, but sparks more creativity later.


My garden foliage,  in black and lilac


Sometimes pure black and white is quite revealing in ways color, is not.

Color, simply would have convoluted the message.


with these hands, love, touch, create,
With These Hands



The mysteriousness and moodiness conveyed in images can be enhanced by my choice in using b/w or monochrome.

digital photo
bird of paradise, digital sketch


While hiking near the rainforests of The Olympic National Forest, Washington State  I found a stunning waterfall.  By angling the camera quite sharply at a vertical  I got this inspiring shot.

I deliberately created the angle, to hint at a Child’s eye view upwards.


In the common and often overlooked,  there is magic to be discovered.

 I just have to search and  hunt to see them.  

Inspiration Falls photo
Inspiration Falls photograph


sunlit orange yellow petals against the sun, rose petal photograph
sunlit joyous floral,


16 thoughts on “Photography snippets

      1. thank you so much – its always handy to get some feedback on these posts! which ones help and which ones….. not so much ….lol
        thanks again 🙂


  1. Merlin is GORGOUS!! I wish you lived near by. I think we are so much alike, we would NEVER run out of things to say to one another! You are BRILLIANT (that seems like i’m complimenting myself, doesn’t it?) Your work is amazing, i suppose what i do mean about being alike, is our passion & fearlessness to try new things. Cool beans! ~amy & i’m signing up to your email thing (i hope you have one) so i can see everything you do from now on.

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