Monday, June 8, 2009

Sharing what you Know..

Well, I said I would be taking a class on Photoshop soon, and I was so excited about it that I went a week early! The class is this Wednesday so once I have the lesson, I will be sure to let you know how it went and some of the cool things I learned. I am having trouble learning how to load pictures onto the Photoshop, I think I get confused when I am uploading from my camera. Another program called JASC keeps opening and I just get confused. Jessica Sprague is offering some free Photoshop lessons on her site at and I plan to take those classes too! The more I learn, the more practice I get right?

Which leads me to this weekend. My husband and I headed out to a National Park in our area to see what we could take photos of this week. It had rained quite heavily and so we headed to the Falls. It was a beautiful day and although kind of a long ride, we went out and spotted red tail hawks, the falls, dragon flies, birds. All kinds of fun photographs! On our way out of the park there was a crowd of people with cameras taking pictures of something on the ground. I wasn't wearing my glasses so asked a photographer what everyone was looking at. He looked at me and said "Oh its just a really interesting tree" and he walked away. I believed him. So I kept looking and looking trying to see what was so special about it, and then it moved.

There up against the trunk was the most beautiful fawn. Its mother was on the other side of the tree eating grasses and she obediently sat there waiting for her mom to return. I sat there for about 30 minutes taking shots, waiting for her to raise her head. It was such a special site. Kids walked by and I shared my binoculars so everyone could enjoy that special moment.

That to me is the point of art, nature, life. To be able to share it with others. Shame on that man for not wanting to share it with me. Perhaps he thought we would endanger the young fawn, but I suspect he was just being selfish.

This site is about sharing what you learn. About anything. Photography just happens to be my art right now, but I am learning scrapbooking, card making, jewelry design and more. I learn from books that I read, people that I meet, and places that I go. I do hope you will come on in and share a little or alot. Don't be like the man who was simply looking at a "very interesting tree". Delight in your knowledge and share it with others. There is a little kid out there who may never see a fawn in the wild who is just happening by, and you could be his entrance into understanding that the world is much bigger than the space we take up. The photos above, are of the fawn and its mother. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


  1. Caught you post on "one minute writer" and jumped to your page. Nice photos. I am considering going from film to digital and was wondering what camera u are using? Go ahead and bust loose, your shots are great. The woodpecker made me think of an old friend (bluegrass) picker. They put out an album called "Dance of the Peckerwoods".. you are welcome to visit my blog.. Just set it up..

  2. I use a Canon Rebel. Thanks for the comment. I love digital. I like knowing whether or not I got the shot while I am there. I sometimes take shots fast and they are blurry so its so disappointing when your film arrives and you realize you didn't get the shot and you can't recreate it. I will definitely check out your blog. Thanks for the nice comments. I am still learning, but I like the thought of "busting loose".

  3. Thank you so much for coming by my blog. I love your photos. Please come back and visit often.

    I have my writers blog (which you found) and another one for animal lovers

    Please stop by there too!

    I'll look forward to talking and writing with you more!