Saturday, April 15, 2006


'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.



radar446 said...

Well good morning, and Happy Easter!!  Just doing the rounds before I head off to work, and saw that I got a mention here.  Thanks for the awfully kind words, I really do appreciate it.

I'm with you 100% in that I like reading the blogs with lots of pictures too.  Much easier to do on the run.

I like your flower shot as well.  The final effect you have achieved is very pleasing.


tc01hm said...

Like the blur behind the blossoms!
Thanks for posting the links.
Hope you have a Happy Easter and a wonderful day!

nhd106 said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful list of journals...I always love to find new photo journals!  

mariebm56 said...

Thanks Dorn, for the great list of photo Journals.
They all were fabulous, nice choice.
Happy Easter!

mtrib2 said...

I like what you did to the photo.   The light is perfect.
I have 3 new entries of photos.   The 3rd one of Ferne Clyfee I think you will enjoy.    mark

gotomaria said...

You were right these are some great new links ...!

gdireneoe said...

Too cool Dorn.  Thank you. ;)  C.

redbird914 said...

Well, Dorn, you've gone and done it.  GONE PUBLIC ... now I feel the pressures of having to live up to a talent I haven't fully grown into yet!  I was not naturally graced with this talent from our gene pool.  I kept meaning to post a warm MAHALO, but always had ONE MORE FABULOUS page to look at and didnt get back here.  Good thing I'm not on the welcoming committee.  Again, thanks for the publicity, and my one day of fame  *winks*

paulajlambert said...

Thanks for these links, Dorn. At a quick skim, I especially love the first and last (especially the last, where I've already left a comment) but will go back to view them all more carefully when I have a bit more time. Thanks SO much for your wonderful, supportive, incredible comment on my "author" blog, and I hope you checked out the other. You are one awesome lady.


boiseladie said...

Love the blossom photo!  And, thanks for sharing the photo journals you've come across, they are just wonderful.

jeanno43 said...

A truly beautiful shot.

mtrib2 said...

I like the way you edited the photo.    I always want to start with the sharpest image.    You still have enough sharpness to make the edge's contrast well.     I have listed a new journalist that you will find extraordinary in my recent entry.     mark