'Spring Blossoms' (I took extra care to get this shot focused only to load it onto the computer and smooth the edges with the 'digital noise remover'. I like the resulting softer lines better than the original sharply focused image.)
I read a lot of journals in the course of the day, but my favorites are the ones that require no reading, just looking. They are the Photo-Blogs. Over the past two years I have come across and enjoy dozens of online albums by some super talented photographers, but I am always on the look out for new talent. Some of these newest favorites of mine are actually old aquaintences such as my husband and my sister. Others I came across by accident. Either way, they are full of talent and inspiration and it would be selfish of me not to bring them to the attention of others who might not already know and appreciate their works.
PAPARRAZI BY PROXY: My husband Steve (more commonly known as 'Dickidoo') has always had a good eye for photography and I finally got tired of his constant suggestions that I should shoot this or do that, and I handed him my camera with the suggestion that he take the picture his own darn self. He did, and he did it well. And now I have to fight to be able to use my own camera (I don't share well). However, I am always eager to see what he has captured during his outings and am rarely disappointed. While I am the actual author of the journal, all of the pictures are the works of my husband.
Retrospect USA: Meet my older sister 'Redbird'. She began her passion for photography several years ago with a 35mm SLR camera and recently evolved into the world of digital photography. I love how she uses color and angles. During a visit over the summer, she and I took our cameras out to a favorite scenic location of both of ours, the Garden of the Gods, and I was amazed by how differently we both captured the same subjects.
Anywhere Is....: This is a brand-spankin'-new find for me, and I instantly fell in love with the earthy talent of Shutterbug. When I first clicked on this link I was completely in awe, and the feeling remains with each new entry.
Photo Trek: Radar calls himself a 'hobbyist photographer', but do not mistake that for being amateur. There is nothing amateurish about this guy. His pictures are fabulous! Don't limit yourself to his journal, check out the links to his galleries. You won't be disappointed.
Involuntary Motion: I have mentioned this journal before for its written words but would be amiss to neglect mentioning the breathtaking photography found within the entries. His pictures reflect the simple yet beautiful lifestyle he has chosen to live.