For this I took a variety of my favorite shots and made dyptics of each photo one in color and one in B&W.
This photo was taken earlier this month when a group of people outside of Blackfoot wanted to give wagon rides to exchange students. I like the black and white more due to the subject matter.
I found these mushrooms growing out of a log near the Snake River. I am not sure which I like best. I love the colors of the fall leaves but I like the way the black and white turned out.
I like the B&W version better because it brings better focus to the subject.
For this shot I framed my husband in the trees. The shape of the trees reminded me of a wine glass.
I love this bridge. I had my husband pose for me.
For assignment 5 we had to take photos during the “blue hour” which I found to be very challenging but fun. I will be practicing at this some more. I did have problems with the wind shaking my camera just enough to put some of my shots slightly out of focus.
This was my second try at the blue hour assignment. I liked the lights of the cars streaking by
Walmart sign in the blue hour.
I had to take pics for “Brake for Breakfast” and decided to make my first try at a blue hour photo.
This shot was taken at about 7 p.m. just as the sun was almost set. Even though it was later in the evening on a Sunday in Blackfoot there was a little traffic going through the strip mall where this restaurant sits. which accounts for the red and white streaks of light.
After going through my past photos I could see nature and life as my theme and chose life and death as my theme. Some of my photos show life at its peak and others show life and death existing together in harmony.
This path show life and death happening at once. It also represents that life is a journey.
The vines growing up and old tree and around the antlers of a deer skull shows life and death existing together in harmony.
My theme is life and death. The vibrance of the flowers show so much life.
The Geraniums are still very vibrant and alive but they are coming to the end of their life.
The peppers here are fully ripened and coming to the end of their life. Although the peppers will no longer be living once they are picked the plant will go on living a while longer.
I have a difficult time with self portraiture because I don’t like being the center of attention or being on display. I thought about ways I could get creative and decided to just be myself. I think the most difficult part was getting the focus right in certain situations. For the outdoors shots I could place items where I planned on being and set the focus on the object that was not so easy with the indoor shot.
This photo was difficult getting in the right place to get the focus sharp. In July of 1999 my two youngest sons were killed when they stopped to play in a landfill that sat behind their school and our home. That tragedy and these boys are a big part of who I am today and I had to include the pictures of them.
My backyard is the sanctuary of my home. There is a pasture on the other side of the fence line and I love to sit back here and watch the cows with their calves that meander by.
One of my favorite past times is gardening. I begin in January with starting my seeds that were cultivated from the year before. This year my tomatoes did exceptionally well for me. I had several heirloom tomatoes that grew just under one pound a piece.
My home is my refuge. I have fought very hard to keep it during a time when so many people were losing their’s.
I love taking pictures but not of myself. For this photo I took a mirror outside placing it where I had the best background, and having the sun to my left.