Color Wheel Inspiration

I confess I have felt a lack of inspiration since my trip to the Eastern Shore.  Obviously, other photographers go through creative slumps since I’ve seen a few blog posts about this recently.  One suggestion was using a color wheel chart for inspiration.  Go out and find one subject for each color.

Well, I went out this afternoon and just focused on flowers mostly.  I don’t have all the colors and if you haven’t seen a color wheel the colors are:  red, blue, yellow are the primary ones; orange, green, violet are the secondary ones and the intermediate colors are mixed even more.

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I think the Red family is more dominant in this grouping with Yellow coming in second. Hard to find Blue out there!  I LOVE those daisies and black eyed Susan’s.  The first photo is my Blue Salvia that wasn’t looking so good when I planted it.  IT LIVES:)  My beloved petunias aren’t as lucky (the 2nd shot) but I’m hopeful that they will bounce back.

Do you have a favorite flower shown here?

All photos taken with my Canon T1i and the magnificent nifty-fifty lens




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Bud can be very aggressive when he hasn’t gotten his energy out by playing.  One of his bad habits is giving me “love nibbles” on my calves and feet.  He wants attention or playtime.  He’s spoiled rotten!  But he sure is cute.

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Bud looks like an angel but sometimes he’s the devil in disguise:)

I am adapting to my new schedule of four 10-hour days now and am hoping to get out of my pj’s this morning and go out and about doing something fun today.  Yesterday I met a television celebrity at the school.  Tim Reid from WKRP in Cincinnatti and Sister Sister spoke to a group of summer interns.  My manager Robin and I didn’t meet him when he got there and was shocked to see him in the parking lot getting ready to leave.  He graciously let us take photos with him.  The harsh midday sun wasn’t great but we had to make do.


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I think this is my 2nd celebrity meet – my 1st was my beloved Sailor Bob when I was a kid. I don’t know where that photo has disappeared to but I loved the look on my face back then.

Have a great Friday!

Feeling Black and White

Ray and I went out for breakfast yesterday and I grabbed my Canon with the nifty-fifty lens.

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It’s always good to know where your nearest fallout shelter is located…

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I have photographed this light fixture and other details from a historic downtown building before but I’m always drawn to this gothic style.

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Later we explored more back roads and I saw this fence.

Happy Feline Friday the 13th

Today is my LAST Friday to work until the high school students come back to classes in the fall!  Next week I will start my 10 hour day shift, Monday thru Thursday.  I’m not sure how that will affect my creativity or energy for this blog…so we shall see.

This weekend is Father’s Day!  I don’t know who moved it up a week on the calendar but I have a bone to pick with whoever did so.  Ray and I will be going to Amelia to visit his father and thankfully his mother has just come home from the hospital.  I have planned a stop to photograph an old church on our way.  Ray is teasing me because I’ve had a few sights that I’ve wanted to capture and didn’t take the time to do so before and now they are no more.  So here’s hoping that the church is still waiting for me.

But today is about BUD…

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Taken with Samsung Galaxy S4



A peek into my container garden

It’s been a week since I planted geraniums and blue salvia into one container.  I had my garden gloves on and patted my little lovelies into their new home.  I’m happy to report that the “gerries” are doing well but I’m not sure about the salvia yet. I can relate that it’s having adjustment issues.  I’m hopeful that they will be happy with us.

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