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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Workshop Pictures Again

I still have lots of pictures to share.  These were sunrise photos and it is interesting to see how quickly the sun rises and how quickly the colors change.  We were challenged to take a picture of the sunrise without showing the sun.  It really makes you think.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

More Workshop Pictures

It seems like I have running in place.  The past couple of weeks have slipped away and between work and organizing the house, I have had little time for art.  I have made a promise to myself to get to the studio and put some finishing touches on two small paintings I started today.  Since I didn't have my camera, I will share some more photos from my Road Scholar workshop.

This is Assateague Light House.  I had a hard time photographing it but this is one of my better efforts.

A Snowy Egret, aka Big White Bird.  Too bad I had all my camera settings wrong.

This one is going to be a painting one of these days.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Workshop Photos

I thought I would share some additional photos from my recent work shop in Virginia.  We had to get up very early to catch the sunrise and go to a freezing beach.  Some of the results were worth the pain and effort, all made a little better with coffee and a tailgate breakfast.

The sunrise was beautiful and set the bar high for the rest of the week

One of the first lessons we received was to too behind you.  This is the moon setting.

A cold day at the beach.  This is a sunrise without the sun in the picture.

Waves rolling in

This Laughing Gull was hoping for a hand out.  He posed for everyone.

What would an island be without a lighthouse?  I had a hard time with this scene.

Monday, May 11, 2015

I'm Back!

I am back from spending a week in the Maryland/Virginia area.  I took a photo workshop through Road Scholar and I cannot say enough about this program.  We stayed at a field station on Wallops Island and we went in search of wild life and the Chincoteague ponies.  Our group leader was both entertaining and informative. I learned a lot about photography and the local birds  Here is a short preview of the beginning of our first day:

We were treated to a crab boil.  We ate with our hands off of newspapers.  I did not get the hang of getting the meat out of the crabs if there was any to begin with.  These were certainly not lobsters so I just feasted on the stuff that was easy to eat like the clams, kielbasa and shrimp.  More about this trip over the next few days.