Description This is an old dogwood, more than 50 years old because it was here when we moved in. The brightness of the white blossoms made me want to preserve he image in a black and white format, slightly tinted.
Carol Senske, Pennsylvania Member Since April 2015 Artist Statement FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY! THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE WHO PURCHASE MY WORK. I'M SO PLEASED YOU LIKED MY PHOTOS AND I APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS.
There seems to be no way to personally thank you, so I'm hoping buyers read this note:>)
I invite you to visit my blog - Nature's Wonders - which is all about the natural world in my neighborhood. I am somewhat absent right now due to a family circumstance, but hope to be posting again soon.
I always wanted to try photography, and my retirement offered an opportunity to do just that.
The natural world is my first love. Here you will find pictures of things both large (landscapes, for instance) and small (macro) that catch my eye. I hope the images serve as a window into the natural world many of you don't have the chance to see. In a sense, I'm trying to create a guided nature trail, sharing what information I have about the subject.
I'm always grateful for new and better information and welcome all input. Learning is food for the mind and soul.
Nothing is ever harmed in the picture-taking process, but some things that wander into our home (like spiders) are carefully removed from the house after they serve as 'models'. Houseflies, mosquitoes, and ticks are exempt from the 'no harm' doctrine:>).
Six years ago I began photographing with an Olympus FE240 - I loved that camera! Then I moved on to A Sony Cyber Shot DSC H9 - that camera rode along with me everywhere and I LOVED the tilt screen.
I then purchased (early April 2013) a Canon EOS Rebel T4i. This move was a tough one for me because it meant I had learn about lenses, carry more equipment, change lenses in the field (EGAD!) and know how to work the dang thing! I'm beginning to feel pretty good about the camera and the lenses I use - TAMRON is the brand and they are AWESOME.
So much to learn! The Canon made me happy because it has a wonderful TILT LCD SCREEN!!!! That took away all the angst about giving up the Sony.
With some exceptions these pictures are 'as is, where is'. I've begun to experiment with textures and combining images, especially with greeting cards. You can teach an old dog new tricks:>)