I can't tell what has had the weightier influence in what I'm about to say, being a philosopher or being a parent. Not that that makes a difference. Maybe it does. I don't know. I've been grading like mad, while doing a million other things over the past few days. Today was the climax of… Continue reading Pleasing or Plundering Perspectives
Lily Chang © 2019 Life seems rough for butterflies from the start. Only a few out of hundreds of eggs laid make it all the way through to the prized fourth stage, due to a number of factors ranging from pesticides to predators. Reaching the butterfly stage still doesn't guarantee survival. Besides letting the wings… Continue reading Butterflies and Transformations
Coffee. Yes, please! I'm swaying back and forth and my mouth's watering just thinking about it. No, no. Not just any dark sludge will do. Instant? No thanks. Black coffee, with no sweetening or color? I can't. Sorry. Toward the end of the summer, I committed to visiting independently owned, local, different coffee shops. I'd… Continue reading Coffee. Yes, please!
Yesterday's high was in the upper 60s. Today's was 28 degrees (Fahrenheit), with snow, beginning with sleet late last night. That schizophrenic weather's pretty standard here in Colorado, starting in the autumn, continuing through the winter, and going all the way to the end of spring. What I'm not used to is, driving on ice,… Continue reading Autumn Snow in Colorado
I was doing a photo shoot during the sound check for "Femme Fatale," performed by the YAO (Young Artist Orchestra), a part of the DYAO (Denver Young Artist Orchestra). Lily Chang © 2018 Hearing and watching young musicians preparing for the first big concert of the season was inspiring and wonderful. It was a joy… Continue reading Radiant Paragon of Beauty
As a writer, I'm still learning to provide enough details in a setting so the reader can easily join the protagonist wherever she or he is. One way I practice this is to be mindful of my surroundings and notice what is around me. The more details I notice, the better. Colors, particularly ones that… Continue reading Botanical Beauty
Aside from having one blurry image and realizing I need to work on light metering, looking through the prints from my first roll of film taken with my Yashica Mat-124G was thrilling. I miss developing film and printing images on my own, but I have neither the time nor the resources to do that at… Continue reading First Yashica Mat-124G Shots