I like the edges; the borders and boundaries. I spend my time out near the periphery of things, and my photos are a visual representation of these tendencies. They’re a form of mnemonic for me – I can look at one and savor a moment that has already passed. I take them for me, but I don’t mind sharing them with whoever wants to look at them.
Some of my favorite subjects: The transition between day and night, between night and day. Horizons. Shorelines. Fence-rows, fences, and gates. Empty roads, especially ones that end in boat ramps. Bridges. Docks, piers, jetties, and pilings. Spillways. Trails. Trees, and other living things. Old things, falling into disrepair. Light and shadow, lines and textures. Patterns, and things in series. Reflections.
I am self-taught, and sometimes frustrated by weaknesses in my technical abilities. I don’t edit, in general, although at times I do rotate to correct horizons. That’s about all I know how to do.
In the time period covered by this photoblog, I’ve been through three cameras. Photos prior to August 2007 are taken with a Canon PowerShot A95. Photos taken between August 2007 and December 2008 are taken with a Canon Rebel XTi, 18-55mm kit lens. Photos taken from December 2008 on are taken with a Canon Rebel XS, 18-55mm IS or 70-300mm III kit lens.
I can be contacted via email: lifeontheedges at gmail dot com.
Oh, and I hate flash, never use it.
Edit June 2012:
So time flows, and sometimes it flies. According to WordPress, I last edited this page in September 2010. As you can see, my creative output has hit a rough patch the past few years, judging by the gap in posts. I’m on my next camera, a Canon 50D, but I’m not using it much these days. Among other things, I had a foot injury, as a result of a car accident, and although it wasn’t a disabling injury, it does hurt pretty much every day, especially if I do a lot of walking, especially if I do it on unstable surfaces, like… well… everywhere I used to take photos, especially the beaches.
At my husband’s urging, we joined the Mispillion Art League in January 2012, and I’m an active volunteer there. I love the people, and I love the atmosphere, and it finally got my creative juices flowing again. At first, I thought I’d get back into some photography, but each time I went out, I suffered for it afterward. Then I signed up for a watercolor journaling workshop taught by a fellow art league member whose work I admired in March. I *loved* it, and I’ve been painting intermittently ever since. And I took two more of her workshops. Now I have my eye on a few other classes offered by the Art League,and we will see where else this takes me.
I’ve been updating my Facebook page more often than this blog, and you can “like” me there if you’d like more frequent posts, but I’m going to try to get back to updating here more often as well.