Monthly Archives: August 2010

As difficult as it feels sometimes, I’m learning that there is a lot of value in being seen, known, and understood…its the whole being open part that I find so challenging.  This image of the wife of a close friend (taken at a recent wedding) is a friendly reminder of that.  When Beatrice pays attention, she seems to look into you…and always with love.  True friends always care about how you’re doing…and somehow manage to never judge.

  • Akintayo Adewole

    That image gave me wonderful chills… beautiful picture and words… thank you, thank you, thank you… can’t wait to show Bea.

  • Thank you, Bridget. I am lucky enough to be surrounded constantly by great people.

  • Mary, thank you so much for the kind words. I’m really glad that you enjoy the images and definitely appreciate your feedback. Good luck settling down after what sounds like a fabulous trip to Asia.

  • Wow. I’ve been scrolling through all of your posts here and I find your pictures absolutely stunning.

    Looking at your pictures makes me want to pick up my camera right now. Thanks for the motivation!

    All the best, Mary

  • This picture makes it so easy to see that your words are true. She pays deep loving attention. Wow! She’s great. It must be really nice to be appreciated by you, too.

Last weekend, during a trip to Boston, we got a chance to drive out to Reading, MA to spend an afternoon with Caren and her family.  Caren is a good friend from business school, and I had never met her husband, Evan, or her children.   They were as fantastic as Caren, and I documented the good times with a few images.  Naturally.

Shauna takes fitness seriously.  Both hers and that of the hundreds of rabid fans of Hip-Hop Cycle, her insanely popular spinning class.  While she finishes up her PhD at Johns Hopkins, she tortures (ahem, teaches) her east coast devotees at Baltimore’s best gym, Merritt Athletic club.  But when she visits home, the West Coast faithful get a chance to take her class at the Equinox Palo Alto location….if they can get there early enough.  This week, Shauna was good enough to commandeer a classroom so that I could experiment with some techniques I’d been wanting to try.  And hopefully get some nice shots.

Another weekend, another flight.  This time to Rocky Mountain National Park.  While I was there, I decided to practice as much landscape photography as I could….and a little HDR technique.  Here are some of my favorites.  You can mouse over the pictures to get some details on how each image was created.  I’ve uploaded them as a lightbox gallery so that I could make them larger than usual.

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