Monday, November 13, 2017

Fall is special Places, Dedham Square

I took a little wander around the Dedham Community House looking for fall pics. This was earlier in the fall so not a huge color change yet but still pretty. Also, who can resist pumpkins

I was asked to photograph an event at the non-profit. They have an annual fall fair every year. They lucked out and the weather was good and the kids had a great time. I like photographing events like these.

Monday Design Tip: Check out these Free fonts

or these fun little guys

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fall in Special Places series, Hale Reservation

I like to visit a great spot in Westwood and Dover, Hale Reservation. The Westwood Land Trust had a call to artists to create an artwork or photograph that was nature inspired in Westwood, MA. I choose to take a drive out to Hale Reservation. Even though it is late in the year for fall photos there was a lot to capture. I decided to go with the fall nature details and not overall landscapes. 

I used my Tokina Macro Lens and I love the results. It is a great lens to get close to your subjects

The Hale Reservation is a private nonprofit that welcomes public visitors. 

The show "Capturing Nature" is up at the Westwood Library in November. I submitted two photos. One of them is at the very bottom of these sets of photos. There are some really nice pieces in the Show

This exhibit is sponsored by Westwood Land Trust, Westwood Schools, and the Westwood Library. A reception was held on October 26 from 3pm-7pm.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fall in Special Places series, Bradley Estate in Canton

Fall visit to the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, MA. Love this estate any time of year. We organized a photo meet up here last week. We plan on doing a photos how at the Estate in January. This is the Trustees of the Reservation property and worth the visit. stay tuned on that event.

What is your favorite season to photograph? and why?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

More of this wonderful church Sagrada Familia

Such amazing place, On my last visit I took photos of this Church. I truly believe these photos capture this Church much better. Sometimes, you don;t know if you will get back to a place you love. I am very lucky indeed

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sagrada Familia

"Antoni Gaudí, one of the most famous figures of Catalan culture and world architecture, spent over 40 years designing the Temple of the Sagrada Familia."

This is one of the most amazing churches I have ever visited. We have visited this church twice on separate trips and I still marvel over the design and grandeur. The church is still under construction on the outside and hopefully will be done in 2026. The church can be crowded but that doesn't take away from this wonderful space. Get timed tickets ahead of time. it will make it much more enjoyable. 

More soon...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A bit more in the world of Dali

As promised more photos of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain. The Museum was built in 1974. The museum houses Dali's work from 1905 - 1989

From the Website:
The embryo of the Theatre-Museum project started at the beginning of the 'sixties. Ramon Guardiola, mayor of Figueres at the time, asked Salvador Dalí to donate a work for the Museu de l'Empordà. Dalí's reply came quickly: he would donate to Figueres not just a single work, but an entire museum:

"Where, if not in my own town, should the most extravagant and solid of my work endure, where if not here? The Municipal Theatre, or what remained of it, struck me as very appropriate, and for three reasons: first, because I am an eminently theatrical painter; second, because the theatre stands right opposite the church where I was baptised; and third, because it was precisely in the hall of the vestibule of the theatre where I hosted my first exhibition."

Saturday, October 14, 2017

a trip to Figueres and a bit of Dali

We took a train trip to Figueres, Spain from Barcelona to go to the Salvador Dali Museum. 
Figueres is the birthplace of Salvador Dali and home to the Dali Museum, one of the most-visited Spanish museums.

We decided to walk from then train, We wanted a snack and we had a bit of time. I would recommend taking the bus or a cab from the train station to the center of the city. The walk was through some areas that were a bit bedraggled. Although, for me that is good for photographing!

I do recommend the Museum!  Dalí Theatre-Museum. It is an easy train ride from Barcelona and is a fascinating place. All the art and just the design of the museum will delight you. I did order tickets early online and I would try to see when an off time is. Very big crowds.

Dali was a prolific and inventive artist. He created many sulptures as well as paintings. There are a few artworks that work like moving sculptures. They cost a euro to make them run and are worth parting with a euro

A few more photos soon

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Doors and Windows, our facination

II think it is funny that many photographers including my self-are fascinated with windows and doors. Remember all those "Doors of posters"? These are taken in Spain. I took these pics on a trip in August. Maybe it the reflections, the balconies, the shutters, not sure why I tend to photograph windows and doors.

What is your favorite thing to photograph?

If you are in the Dedham Area, please visit the Dedham Guild's show "Windows and Doors" show at Dedham Community theatre in Dedham Square. Make a day of it

Friday, September 29, 2017

Notice the little things, Barcelona

Try to notice the little things when photographing places you travel to. You never know what you can find that make the place you visit special. We all photograph landmarks and that is great but take a look and see the details.

I took a workshop last year and part of the workshop was an photo exercise. Pick a spot and only photograph within 5 feet around you. You would be surprised what is around you and how you can creatively capture what you see.

The photos here are from my trip to Barcelona. The cactus what at the home where friends of our were staying. this cactus was Big, tall, imposing and beautiful.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ship in Miniature, and two local events

We visited the The Museu Marítim (Maritime Museum) in Barcelona on our trip to Spain. My husband is a boat lover and I decided to tag along. He is introduced me to ship models quite 
awhile ago.  

I love things in miniature and fascinated by all the work that goes into these models. Ship models have been made since people took to the water. Love seeing all those tiny details. I can't imagine how long they take to make and perfect the craft of model making. I have to admit I didn't appreciate ship models but have come to love them

Read this for more history


Join local artists Cat Tucker and Marietta Apollonio 
for the next Create Night at the Dedham Square Artist Guild. 

8pm to 10pm (9:30pm clean up)

Bring your paper and favorite dry mediums (pencils, crayons, pens, etc) 
and hang out with local artists. Open theme.


Also the Dedham Guild will be participating in the Dedham Square Sidewalk sale on Saturday
Marietta Apollonio's books will be 20% off and hand selected art will be 10% Off. stop by and see us

Friday, September 1, 2017

Join us for the Windows and Doors opening reception, see my photos

My entry for Windows and Doors, Barcelona
Join us for the Windows and Doors opening reception
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre


Opening Reception: Thursday September 7th, from 6-7:30PM 
at the Dedham Community Theatre

"Windows and Doors" bring the outside in. Architecture allows for color, light and shadow. There are stained glass windows, broken windows, and windows into the soul. There are bronze doors, prison doors, and Matisse's balcony doors that open to the Cote d'Azur.

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre!
580 High Street, Dedham, MA

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

More on that architecture

Barcelona has varied and fantastic architecture. It is fun to walk in the city center and take roads and streets most tourists don't take. On our trip, we took many walks and purposely made the road less traveled a priority. Drink and food breaks were a must as well.


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