Mar 022013

honky tonk blues 1690


Everyone has a favorite place to take photos. One of mine is Celia’s Garden in Quartzsite, especially when everything is in bloom and the birds are at the feeders.  This time of year it is rather barren… and this year more so than ever due to the especially cold winter in which we actually had a killing frost a few nights in a row.

Anyway, Celia’s Garden is a memorial for people who have lived in this town and the place is named after a girl who died too young, but had a vision for this place… brought to life my her parents.

Mar 182011

ISO 80; f/8; 1/200; 100mm’ 4:55Pm MST (Canon SX10, no tripod)

I’m sure when this bird feeder was hung in Celia’s Rainbow Garden in Quartzsite, that neither of these two were the intended guests.  Surely, each is taking advantage of a bit of “fast food.”

This image was cropped and then processed in Topaz Adjust using the “Clarity” preset.

Note:  Paul Winer in the previous photo is Celia’s father.  Celia died in 1995 when she was only 8 1/2 years old from a viral infection that hit her heart.  This is her story as told by her mother:  The gardens is one of my favorite places for “photo walking.”

Sep 232010

foreground 682

ISO 80; f/8; 1/200; 44.4mm; 8:08am (Canon SX10 on tripod, 2 sec timer)

When I saw this theme listed, I thought it would be one of the easier ones to fulfill.  I’m surprise at how much trouble I’m having finding both an interesting foreground and background.  I think this one does the trick.

Does anyone know what the tree is?  I have just wasted an hour (or more) trying to figure it out.  I’m beginning to think it is not a native Arizonian tree. Let  me know if you need a close-up to help identify it.

Sep 212010

woman jc 682ISO 80; f/4.5; 1/500; -0.67 ev; 22.4mm; 7:03am (Canon SX 10 on tripod)

Found this woman in Celia’s Garden… the memorial park next the model airplane field.  Same place that I have photographed the bird house, bird feeders and many different desert plant life.  It’s a really beautiful place to walk around. I liked the morning sun on her face.

Sep 182010

Blue Birdhouse 681ISO 80; f/8; 1/200; 61.4mm; 7:28am (Canon SX10 on tripod, aperture priority / vivid mode)

B is for Blue Birdhouse and Blue Sky

It would have been nice to have a bird in the photo… but they are all hanging out at the bird feeder .

I’ve just decided to do the alphabet challenge privately…  that is I’m posting here on my blog but not at the site that is hosting the challenge. It’s the second week that I’m too late to submit my link. Anyway, the point is to “see” fresh subjects to photograph, which it seems to be doing.