Linda JeffersIn a world of so many great photographers and writers, I am venturing into some unknown territories, leaving comfort zones, finally very willing to practice the art of seeing. By maintaining the practice of posting daily photos, I hope to continue learning about the possibilities that I trust are out there for the taking.

Come join me on my journey!

Back and off again.

Ray and I are driving to LA tonight. Tomorrow we fly back to Virginia to my nephew’s wedding. I haven’t had much time to work on photos but here is a link to some I shot in Page, Arizona a few days ago.



Time for one photo and bed!

Having fun hamming it up before our night light painting shoot.


Our Photography Workshop Begins!

Take a peek at Ben Willmore’s site: http://thebestofben.com/. I’m so excited. Ben, a Canon shooter, has already taught me some things about my camera I didn’t know about!

Ben Willmore, our guest teacher.




Nine Ducklings Still.

I’ve read only two to four ducklings typically survive. These are nine of the ducklings born in our courtyard. We hadn’t seen them lately and mistakenly believed another mama and her one duckling were our recent pets. Glad we were wrong.

Off to Page, Arizona tomorrow. Another workshop.


More Moab Photos.

I uploaded some photos from thedigitalworkshops.com workshop I went to a couple of weeks ago. They are in the Porfolio Section of my website.
I am headed to Page, AZ for another workshop with Jeff and Randy at thedigitalphotworkshops workshop in two days!

I shot this photo with my camera while seated a distance away while Dave Black and other classmates shined and moved the Brinkman lights over Delicate Arch. So I didn't really create this photo. The man behind the scenes, our teacher, Dave Black, created the idea and implemented it while I was told the settings to use. Lighting something properly is a work of art I could see. I'm posting Dave's website link below this photo. Hope you check out his work. He has been an accomplished working photographer his entire life.

Dave Black’s Photography Website


May 6th, Setting Moon.

I read that the moon set was 5:30am. I woke to my alarm set at 4:00am but went back to bed as the moon was still too high over the San Jacinto mountain range. Without an alarm I woke again, just before I lost the moon. Had I had the camera card in the camera, I wouldn't have had to run back in the house. But then I would have missed the distant trees hiding the bottom of the moon.

Canon EOS 5D Mark ll; EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens
1/80 sec at f/5.6L
Manual exposure (used live view zoomed to 10X to focus)
ISO 100

Used the 2 second timer, instead of a cable release, while camera was on a tripod.


Daybreak, Moonrise.

5:35am this morning.

Super Moon Tonight

8:35 tonight. Disappointed I couldn't have gotten out a half hour earlier when the sky was still light.


Color Revealed.

After I got home I ran out at 8:15 pm last night to shoot a timed exposure (6 seconds) with my Canon 5 D Mark II, before showing Angela that her little Canon Powershot in manual mode could produce a timed exposure too. She was thrilled when she realized how much her little camera could do. Before her Kilimanjaro trip she promised to learn more about her camera.

Angela wanted to photograph Mt San Jacinto as she had summitted 10,384′ San Jacinto peak last weekend.


Delicate Arch, Moab, Utah.

Someone on the 1.7 mile walk up to Delicate Arch, Moab, UT.

Delicate Arch, Moab, UT.


Local Family.

While unsuccessfully out looking for our new family of 11 baby ducklings and mom around the 18th lake (they’d been born in our courtyard), the late afternoon color in the lake caught my attention as the geese swam by.
Update: Yesterday Ray located the ducklings and mom. There are now only 9 ducklings.