Monday, December 3, 2012

Late Bloomer

"Late Bloomer"

What is so special about this Dandelion? Well nothing except that is was blooming so late in the year. I photographed this on the 2nd last day of November, the 29th to be exact. That is exactly 23 days before the Winter Solstice, the official start of Winter. I was outside with my dog and I couldn't believe that it was newly sprouted, growing in between all sorts of falling leaves. In fact there were 4 others growing nearby. I was struck by the fact that our seasons are changing and evolving. Whether it is in the natural order of things or man made or a combination of both,  I believe that we are in a global warming cycle. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Baby Deer After Losing Spots

In many parts of Northern Ohio it is a common sight to see deer in your yard. Well, where I live in the West Park Area of Cleveland, we have several families that hang around in many of our yards. I've been watching the Mama and her two babies for several months now. I've taken zillions of photos. Within the last 3 weeks or so, the two fawns lost their spots and grew a little bigger. Mom and babies will actually pose for me as long as I move very slowly and don't startle them. It just amazes me that in the middle of the city that I can walk out side and they are hanging around 15 to 20 feet from my back door. This baby somehow scratched it face on something. You can see the fur missing in a few spots in the middle of its face between its nose and its eyes.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Delicate Delight

I must love these daisies that my daughter planted around the gaslight in the front yard about 10 years ago, because I take so many pictures of them. I pick them occasionally and have so much fun photographing them. I'm always coming up with some new ideas. This shot was actually taken a little over a year ago when I was experimenting with soft northern window light in my kitchen. I  love the soft and delicate look of these and being in a jar gives it a down home country appearance. I was able to retain the nice backlight and also fill in some reflected light to show more detail on the flowers.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Lady Has Class

"The Lady Has Class"

A few days ago I was walking down my driveway and a Rose of Sharon was  
growing right next to the house by the downspout. I probably should pull it out
so it doesn't get too much bigger and ruin the foundation. But in the meantime I took
a few pictures with my camera phone because I was in a hurry to go someplace and
I didn't have time to get my camera. That's the story of my life, always in a hurry. 
So today I downloaded the files to my computer and they were surprisingly
quite good. I have tons of captures of these Rose of Sharons which are in the
Hibiscus family by the way, because they are growing all over my yard. I was in
a very creative zone so I started playing and stylizing and somehow this emerged. 
I really like it and I think would make a great photo transfer for a totebag or tapestry.
Or perhaps on just the right black material it would make an awesome cocktail dress.
Only my imagination knows for sure where she will end up...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Beer Daisies

"Beer Daisies"
I had some daisies I wanted to photograph outside in a natural setting. I also had this neat beer bottle that worked perfect as a 'vase'. So out I went and this is what I came up with. I shot several as usual, but this one was exactly what I was envisioning.
A tree stump 'table' some grape vines, some cut logs and more grape vines in the brakground, great lighting - Perfect! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Superior Seagull

"Superior Seagull"

It's as if this seagull just walked into my 'studio' and posed for me. I was up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and we were taking a drive along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior. One of the times when we stopped to see what we could 'capture' with our cameras, I had this visitor and of course the rest is history, forever burned in my brain and digitized to share with my readers.   ~   Terri
NOTES: I did do a little editing by adding some texture to enhance the background, which I think adds to the 'fine art portrait' look of the image.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Trio And Texture"

"Trio And Texture"

Beautiful pinkish, orangish tulips framed against a deep blue sunny day sky,
with some perfect lighting! The original picture was beautiful enough, but
I wanted to create some texture in the background to add a textile look.
This is what evolved from the original. You can view the original
photo on my Redgage Site. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Another one of my fine art flower edits.......This textured background was perfect for this white rose, or maybe the white rose was perfect for the textured background. No matter, they make a great digital 'marriage'.......

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Garden Flowers and Flourishes


The variety growing in my yard has the green and white variegated leaves and beautiful little periwinkle (bluish violet) flowers. It seems like there are more blooms this year than usual.
Everytime I walk past them a different one seems to be 'screaming out' to me "take my picture". Pictured above is the first photo capture of the season, taken back on April 6th.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Double Fantasy


Digitally painted photo edit.

Digitally painting a photo can really enhance
an ordinary image and make it stand out.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vase of Daisies

Digital edit of daisies photographed outdoors in available light and rendered to look like a watercolor. An overcast sky gives such a nice diffused quality of light!