Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

Sometimes I like to convert my photographs into black and white, simply to see what they look like and what moments are focused on without the distraction of color. Sometimes I see a photo in black and white in my head and sometimes in color. To me, photos are meant to tell a story and …

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I’ve been focused on writing more than photography recently, but I did take some photographs in January.  I no longer take photographs professionally, so I consider my photographs family documentary since they focus mainly on my family life. We didn’t have a lot of snow. We were running in and out of the house a …

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I thought I would look back at 2019 in photos and one thing I’ve realized is that I didn’t take as many photos in 2019 as I have in other years. This will confuse you when you see the list of photos below, but, trust me, I used to take a lot more. I guess …

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When you haven’t created in over a month and then you do – it’s like you were holding your breath and didn’t realize it. And now you’re breathing again.

I didn’t think the leaves were going to be very pretty in our area this autumn, and in some places they weren’t, but they waited to save the best for last in some cases, especially in our side and front yard where our two maples transformed from greenish-yellow to bright yellow and orange, fringed with …

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About a year ago, I started to give up on photography as a full-time business. This may sound like a sad thing but sometimes it’s better to not transform something you love into something you make money from. When I stopped caring if I got clients, I stopped trying to change my photography, and myself, …

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In many ways, I feel like I totally missed summer. Part of the summer it was raining and part of it was humid and hot and the heat made me pretty sick and out of it. So here we are at the beginning of Fall and we didn’t do anything I had planned for the …

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I was off Instagram for almost a month and I don’t feel really interested in going back to it. I did log back on this week and as usual my visual brain was completely overloaded and I started stressing over politics (because while people used to just post photos, now they think they have to …

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We really haven’t done anything this summer and I’ve felt guilty about it, but part of the time it couldn’t be helped. This has been a fairly hot, humid summer and going outside to frolic in the fields hasn’t really been an option. Of course, one has to be cautious about frolicking in fields around …

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