March 21, 2015

In 1993 I had a dream of buying some land and turning it into a therapeutic farm for kids.

I looked at this property and it was perfect, save for the fact that I couldn’t afford it, nor would I have been able to start such a big venture without the right support. But I loved the farm and it stayed in my heart.

Last year I drove by the farm and it was in terrible disrepair.  It broke my heart to see the once beautiful property in such dire need.  But alas, the story has a happy ending.

Recently the farm was purchased by former professional basketball player Rusty LaRue and his family.  The LaRues are painstakingly restoring the farm to its former glory. I couldn’t be happier.

I had an idea to do a photo shoot at the farm with some of my photo league students.  We were able to shoot there today on this amazingly beautiful day thanks to the gracious LaRue family.

This is what it’s all about for me.  Taking time outside in the beautiful weather to photograph.  It was a glorious day.

There are lots of photos to look at here…and yes, there is an old piano on the front porch!  It was found on the property, among many other old treasures.


February 26, 2015

Today was what it’s all about to me…

It snowed a beautiful, deep snow last night.  After keeping warm in the morning, my son and I went for a two-hour walk at Reynolda Village, both of us with cameras in hand. When I first started this blog, a day like today is what I had in mind: taking my camera on a walk and photographing whatever called to me.  Having my son along was a great bonus, and I enjoyed watching him photograph as well. So here’s just a small portion of the photos I took. I experimented with different lenses and toning and had a blast.

And spending that time with my son outdoors was the best part…

February 11, 2015

I took my photography class out again today, this time to photograph a nearby church.

The church is from the late 1800s and I love the windows.

February 4, 2015

I took my new group of photography students outside to photograph for the first time today…

They loved it, and did some great work.  I had fun photographing as well, and here are some of the images.