I love downtown Seattle and being able to photography the cities beauitful colors and buildings.
Spring is my favorite time of year I get so excited to photograph all the beautiful flowers that are in bloom. I love the colors, shapes and textures and I have so much fun with editing the images to see what I can create.
The Garland District is becoming known for its amazing murals and yesterday I was so proud to have the opportunity to document another mural being added to the Art Alley in the district. If you like art, come to the Garland District and take a little time to travel the alleys of the Garland District and see the beautiful murals that make our community unique.
Yesterday, Daniel Lopez and other arts came together with a few of our local youth to created another piece of art. What I love is how he and other local artist give back to our community by teaching kids about art and involving them in creating something they can be proud of. At any given time, you will see photographers doing photo shoots using the murals as backdrops for many of their fashions shoots, it’s so nice to see how these murals are being used in so many different art mediums and bringing people to our area to enjoy the beauty of the District we all love who live here.
My new floral abstract… I create these from images I capture and I am really having fun finding my creative side and seeing my photography expanding
A friend of my husband makes beautiful pen sets, so I thought I would photograph this for him. I hope to do a series of his pens because they are truly a work of art. This one he has titled “2nd Amendment” and I love how the case for the pen is actually a gun case.
I have a total love hate relationship with Photoshop and my editing skills are something that I am focused on learning to really bring my images to the next level.
This was my first attempt at taking one of my flower images to the next level in Photoshop. I decided to learn the “oil painting” feature in Photoshop and prayed I wouldn’t toss my computer across the room LOL…….. NOTE: NOTHING WAS HURT OR DESTROYED DURING THE EDITING OF THIS IMAGE. To my utter surprised I completely enjoyed the creative process today and am totally stoked that I learned a new editing style in Photoshop.
I would love to hear your feedback, as well as any ideas/tips you would like to share editing your images especially in the abstract photography area.
I don’t know if my fellow photographers have a relationship with your camera as I do, but “Gordon” aka my Nikon D750 and I have a true love affair.
So, you might be asking yourself who names their camera and why? Well, to be honest, that name has been with me for over 50 years and I didn’t realize how that name would impact my photography and naming my camera.
As a child, I came from a fairly poor family and didn’t have the luxury of a television, so you would always find me with a magazine looking at images which opened my life to new visual experiences through photography. Life Magazine a very large contributing factor for my love of photography and introduced me to the photography of Gordon Parks, who was featured in the magazine. Gordon Parks was an amazing photographer of fashion and he documented social issues of his time. If you aren’t familiar with his work I highly recommend you look at his photography and see the impact he had on the word of photography.
Fast forwarding to the age of 58, I decide to follow my passion of photography and bought my Nikon D750 and the love affair began and I decided right there and then I’d name my camera after the photographer who inspired me as a young child so Gordon it was.
Gordon has taken my journey through the Photography Program at Spokane Falls Community College helping me earn my AAS degree. We have explored my forms of photography and have traveled the streets of Spokane Washington for the last two years, documenting anything and everything we see together. There are times I think my husband feels my love affair with Gordon is more important than he is but Gordon understands he’s second in my life.
There will never be a replacement for Gordon in my life and when he decides to retire I will forever display Gordon proudly in my home…. THANK YOU GORDON FOR TAKING THIS JOURNEY WITH ME.