Wild Morning Glory

“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.”

~Robert Doisneau (1912-1994), French photographer

(Quote Source: brainyquote.com)

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While some may debate the “excitement” of this photo, I encourage viewers to consider the way the vine has wound its way around the dead branches of an old tree.  It was the lovely pink blossom of this wild morning glory that caught my eye as I walked. Note the blossoms yet to open during these lovely fall days of September – an unexpected find that brought a smile to my face.

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Joe McNally

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Joe McNally (1952- ) is an American photographer who has been shooting for the National Geographic since 1987.  From 1994 until 1998, Joe McNally was LIFE magazine’s staff photographer – the first one in 23 years.  He may be most well-known for his series “Faces of Ground Zero – Portraits of the Heroes of September 11th.”  The series is a collection of 246 giant Polaroid portraits shot in the Moby C Studio near Ground Zero in a three-week period shortly after 9/11. (Sources: portfolio.joemcnally.com and Wikipedia)

Dancing with Light and the Weather

“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.”

~Annie Leibovitz (1949- ) American portrait photographer

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A juvenile Cooper’s hawk that visited my garden on a snowy day.

Imogen Cunningham

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Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was named by her father after the heroine of Shakespeare’s play, Cymbeline. She was an American photographer known for her photography of botanicals, nudes and industry.

Cunningham began her lengthy career in 1901 after sending away for a $15 camera. Her photographic work was varied and included numerous exhibitions, a career with Vanity Fair, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Even at the age of 92, Cunningham continued to create with a work that would be her last, a book entitled  After Ninety. The book featured portraits of the elderly, many of whom were her friends.

Quotes for Photographers

I sure enjoy viewing the work of other photographers on wordpress!  Some of them have been kind enough to follow my blog as well.  So, to celebrate this common interest I have added a new category — photographer quotes.  Wise words from famed photographers that may be of interest.

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Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (Wikipedia).

I hope this category will appeal to others too.

Thanks for stopping by!