Monthly Archives: January 2013


Play by victry1
Play, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

Busy week this week. Almost missed. In the warm weather, kids are all over these monkey rings.

And, my grandson was so happy to get these boxing gloves (which were way too big for his tiny hands). Photostrip action by Coffeeshop Blog.


Quiet sunset

Quiet sunset by victry1
Quiet sunset, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

The end of the day is very quiet at Swartswood lake. Especially in the winter. Taken with my iPhone, cropped and tweaked using Photoshop Touch for the iPad.


7D--2.jpg by victry1
7D–2.jpg, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

I took this photo about two weeks ago when we still had snow on the ground. With the temperatures this week, it has all melted and everything is a soggy mess.

The light was super flat when I took this so I punched it up a bit with Topaz plug ins.

For What It’s Worth – Three MORE (And More Again) Things It Took Me A Long Time To Learn About Photography « Photofocus

For What It’s Worth – Three MORE (And More Again) Things It Took Me A Long Time To Learn About Photography « Photofocus.

Very timely blog post by Scott Bourne……

Photofocus (old site)

Inspiration Ahead

Now that we all realize we need new calendars, it’s still not too late to make some New Year’s resolutions. I’d like to nominate some of these ideas for your consideration. They are all aimed at making you a better photographer by next year.

In no particular order…

1. Set some goals for your photography. Decide you will attend at least two workshops, or make a personal photo book project, or create a new portfolio, or learn how to print your own work, etc. Goals drive success.

2. Try to get some of your photography published. Whether it’s self-published, or published on someone else’s blog, or in a magazine, try to get something published. It will drive you to work harder on your craft and your vision. (2013 Photographer’s Market
is a great resource for those of you who want to go down this road.)

3. Build (or upgrade)…

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7D-7481.jpg/Wildlife by victry1
7D-7481.jpg/Wildlife, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

The bald eagle has made a comeback across our country, thanks to many different conservancy efforts. This bald eagle may have migrated southward to NY from Canada for the winter. We begin seeing them in January and, except for the residents, they vanish back to Canada sometime in March.