Most people don’t realize this, but I ‘celebrate’ Christmas twice a year: in August and in December. Working for a craft/hobby magazine, the Christmas issue is planned well in advance and is photographed in the summer. It’s always strange to have Christmas trees up in the middle of summer. Weather during this time of year is usually 100 degrees. Not exactly Christmas weather! While I can’t show you any sneak peeks at the projects our photographer shot, I can show you a few behind the scenes shenanigans I shot. Enjoy. You might think it’s odd to take a ventriloquist’s … Continue reading Christmas in August
A coworker recently experienced a house fire. Everyone escaped without injury. My friend and I joined the group of volunteers to help with the Rescue-Retrieval Mission. We helped salvage the few belongings that could be saved— clothes, kitchenware and a … Continue reading House Fire
Here’s a side profile of a chair at the NYLO Hotel. Here’s the same chair in use. Here’s my adaptation of the chair in miniature form! My hand for scale. Cameras: Canon G16, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Dates: July … Continue reading Trending: Round Chairs
I have the privilege of writing the last page of every issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery. The page is called “A Closer Look” and features my miniatures in unexpected settings – preferably related to machine embroidery. That, dear readers, … Continue reading Day Job: Miniatures
Here are highlights from a recent trip to the Caddo National Grasslands. Lily pads not quite fully in the water. Dragonfly on lily pad. I had fun using the glare on the water as bokeh. Another close-up of a dragonfly. … Continue reading Expect the unexpected
“What car do you currently drive?” asked the Enterprise employee. Denise: “A Hyundai Sonata. I’m fine with a small rental car.” Enterprise employee: “I can get you in a Dodge Charger.” I thought she was joking but I turned around … Continue reading Carpe diem! Drive the Dodge Charger! Buy the Boots!
It was Christmas Eve and I decided to wander around with my camera for unusual photos. There were plenty of opportunities to explore. I wandered around with a grin on my face – my eyes wide with wonder. I was … Continue reading Chairs & Clothespins: A photographer’s delight