photography, autumn, snow

Autumn Snow in Colorado

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

community, coffee shops, conversation

Conversation in Community

Before I was cast into the throws of the harshness and cruelness of reality, I loved chatting with people. A goal is to rekindle that love of talking with others and hearing their life stories. I might have mentioned here that I'm visiting at least one new (new to me, anyways) coffee shop a week.… Continue reading Conversation in Community

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Radiant Paragon of Beauty

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

botanical garden, denver, flowers, photography

Botanical 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

gratitude, thanks

Not Small and Insignificant

It's been a week, mixed with unpredictable joy, frustration, anxiety, discouragement, and inspiration. Seems to be a good time to reflect on gratitude. This week, I'm thankful for: A heavy blanket of clouds in the sky early this morning that prevented the sun from blinding me or rendering me incapable of seeing cars or traffic… Continue reading Not Small and Insignificant

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First Yashica Mat-124G Shots

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

camera, coffee, photography

Dynamic Duo

My eyes grew wider than a super moon making its rare appearance, when my parents gave me my first camera as a teenager. The equipment itself wasn't anything special. It was a point-and-shoot film camera. What got me so excited was capturing beauty in a frame. My love and passion for coffee started more recently,… Continue reading Dynamic Duo