Tag Archive: simple


These three are once again a random bunch. I like 317. I enjoy the diptych and I like that I put these vertically instead of horizontal. These photos aren’t so great on there own, but together they make something interesting. I love sepia too. 318 is a terrible photo, but it was a terrible hair day, as the wonderful quote suggests. 319 was taken while traveling somewhere in the car. Not sure where we were going, but I like this simple photo. I like the black and white, the detail of the jean texture and that little corner of coat sticking into the frame with it’s shiny silver snap. Sometimes simple is so nice.

317

“Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.” ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

318

“How can I control my life when I can’t control my hair?” ~Author Unknown

319

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” ~Hilaire Belloc

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Two hundred and twenty five

I love this photo! It was one of the first cool days of late summer in Virginia. My daughter and I were sitting on the bench swing at my parent’s house. There is something magical about a cool summer day. It makes you realize Fall is coming soon. The changes of the seasons are always special, no matter what transition it is. Simple shot of our feet and legs, no real editing, with my friend’s Nikon D40. It makes my heart swoon. Special moments are usually the simplest.

226

“Children make you want to start life over.” ~Muhammad Ali

Two hundred and seventeen

Still living at my folk’s house when this photo was taken. I was laying on the bottom bunk with one of my favorite blankets. I bought that blanket all on my own when I had one of my first jobs. It is tiger stripes and made of fleece. It wasn’t expensive, but I always loved it. Sometimes it’s the little things. I took this shot with my crappy cell phone, after my decent cell phone stopped working. It isn’t too bad considering what it was taken with. I did put it in Photoshop and punched it up a bit.

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“Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.” ~Marion Howard

I think that I was inspired by some photos on DeviantART when it came to this shot. I have and do spend time looking through photos and art on that site. There is a lot of crap, but there is also a ton of awesomeness. There are so many talented artists out there. It is a great site to find like minded artists and see some great work. This shot was with my Nikon, using an added flash and reflector. I used the bare bathroom wall as a backdrop. Simple, no real editing other than contrast. I like this image. I like the softness of the out of focus and the slight area that is in focus. I like the contrast of the light skin with the light wall and the black strap.

171 “How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.” ~Claude Debussy

Thirty-one, two & three

Day thirty-one was November 1st, which is the anniversary of my brother, Derrick’s death. He died in the wee hours of Halloween night 2008 in a head-on car accident. November 1st, 2008 was the worst day of my and my families lives. He was only 21 and at the time had an 11 month old son. My world had been turned upside down and yet I felt that I needed to be strong for my parents and younger brother who were having a very difficult time. Day thirty-one started out fine. The morning wasn’t too bad. Then I saw a post on Facebook from a friend who lost her son, November 1st would have been his 10th birthday. The wave of sorrow crashed over me with full force. When it was time for my daughter to take a nap I sat in the chair rocking her to sleep with tears streaming down my face. I couldn’t stop and even now I am tearing up. After I got her down I took some photos. I was trying to capture my tears, but they had dried up enough that I couldn’t get a decent photo. Later on I opened it in Photoshop and started editing. I went with black and white, then posterized it. I cropped it down and it was still missing something. So I made a new square canvas and created this double mirrored look. I was so pleased with it I used other photos from that day to create two more. I am very happy with these. I like the simplicity, contrast and abstraction. Plus they were great therapy and I am all about art being therapy. I don’t know where my life would be without it.

“Said Lord, please give me what I need, He said there’s pain and misery.” ~ Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees

 “I count the million miles I’m driftin’
From here, to hell
Today” ~Mark Lanegan

“Bleeding soul becomes a bitter mind.” ~Pepper Keenan, Corrosion of Conformity