Some people are shy about ringing doorbells. That's not me. Yesterday I was driving to a job and saw a whole landscape of crocus and daffodils. I'm not sure why I never noticed it before. I have always loved that house. A small prairie style on a small hill under mature trees. I rang the doorbell and asked if I could "borrow" their flowers for a bit. It made my day to be laying under the trees, in the leaves getting up close and personal with the flowers. It really made my day. Little did I know that I also made the day of the owners. It turns out that the mother of the gentleman who built the house in 1954 loved flowers and planted all of the bulbs and shrubs in the yard. He came out smiling and told me that his mother was smiling down from heaven while I was enjoying her work. He said I can come back anytime...and I will.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
There is nothing better in the word than being out shooting and letting your mind relax. It's a form a meditation. You go out to a location or see something on the roadways to capture. As you start shooting the images you capture are more record shots, snapshots of the location. It's what most people who notice the scene would see. As you start the process of seeing and do what I call distilling the images you start to relax. As you relax you open your mind's eye to what it was you saw that made you stop. The world goes away. You blend in to the surroundings and really see.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
At Last! www.WisconsinSeasons.com is up and running. I'm in the process of adding the photos but finally it's done. Stop by and take a look. It was designed by a guy named Chris Dix. He's great although he turns down too much work. Check him out at www.chrisdix.com .
Thursday, April 2, 2009
If you drive through old neighborhoods or past old farms and you keep your eyes open for small specks of white you'll be seeing Snowdrops popping up. Great little flowers that grow in clumps and naturalized groupings. They can tolerate the cold nights and frigid soils and tell us that spring is at last here. Keep your eyes open.