Weekly Photo Challenge: Oh, the Place You’ll Go

Weekly Photo Challenge: Oh, the Place You’ll Go

This week, the challenge is to….Photograph the Places You’ll Go

I know this challenge is a bit “out there”. How can you possibly photograph places you’ve not been to!?…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Feathered Friends

Weekly Photo Challenge: Feathered Friends

I’ve just come in from the cold. It’s winter here and I live near the Mississippi River – prime time and place to photograph Bald Eagles. This week, the challenge is to go out and…Photograph our Feathered Friends

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bright Colors

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bright Colors

We’re still in the throws of winter here in the American mid-west. Lots of gray, cold days for us! The weather’s getting me down so I’m looking for a bit of a pick-me-up this week. Let’s make the colors the story of the photo. This week….
Photograph Bright Colors

India Travelogue: Kochi and Alleppey

India Travelogue: Kochi and Alleppey

This is the final installment of my travelogue to India. The final leg of our journey in India took us south to Kerala for a bit of a beach holiday.

India Travelogue: Varanasi

India Travelogue: Varanasi

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We arrived in Varanasi as the sun was setting – not that one can tell in the ever-present haze. A car took us from the train to the nearest ghat (steps leading to the river) where the hotel’s boat picked us up. A boat ride at sunset was a great introduction to Varanasi!…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eyes

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eyes

This week’s photo challenge is a focus etude — Photograph Eyes. One exercise in the Focus section of my book 32 Photo Etudes is to focus on eyes. Whether you like to photograph people or animals, capturing the eyes are key. Our eyes go directly to any eyes in a photo, so it’s important to practice getting a sharp focus where it counts.

India Travelogue: Allahabad

India Travelogue: Allahabad

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We set off today on our 2nd railway journey in India, from Agra to Allahabad (or as it’s known now, Prayagraj). Allahabad isn’t really on the tourist map, we went there because that’s where my husband was born.

India Travelogue: On To Agra

India Travelogue: On To Agra

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We left Jaipur heading towards Agra and the Taj Mahal. We chose to do this leg by private car so we could stop along the way at the stepwells at Abhaneri and the palace at Fatehpur Sikri….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Interesting Light

Weekly Photo Challenge: Interesting Light

This week’s photo challenge is a lighting etude. Photograph Interesting Light.
Sometimes photographers look for a subject first – what we’re going to photograph – and forget to look for the light. Light is the medium of photographers – it is what we use to create photographs. Being able to see and use light is fundamental to photography….

India Travelogue: Jaipur & Pushkar

India Travelogue: Jaipur & Pushkar

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India. I wasn’t a fan of Jaipur, but I really hadn’t seen the beauty spots yet so I left the hotel filled with hope….

India Travelogue: Delhi to Jaipur

India Travelogue: Delhi to Jaipur

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We’ve had some time in Delhi and our last is a travel day – our first journey by the legendary India Rail – but before we left the city, we had a bit more of the old city to explore before moving onto Jaipur.

India Travelogue: Delhi Part 2

India Travelogue: Delhi Part 2

Today, we had a full introduction to the ways – and traffic patterns – of India. We made our way, fairly slowly as we were often part of the weaving traffic pattern, towards the Jama Mosque….