Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Here is a photo I took with my old 35 mm camera.  I think I took this about 2 years ago.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Look Back Continued

I found a few more photographs that I thought I would share. The first one is of a flower that I thought looked particularly beautiful against the green and brown of the leaves and roots. That one was also taken at Muir Woods, north of San Francisco. The second picture was taken when my dog Rex was a puppy. He looked so quiet and peaceful sleeping there, and also the light looked so nice, that I thought I would take this picture. Lastly, the photo at the bottom was taken overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the Marin Headlands. You can see people gazing out at the ocean on the right. I thought it was a nice shot, what do you think?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Look Back Over the Year

I was going through old photographs that I took over the year and thought it might be fun to post a few that I found. This one is from Muir Woods, north of San Francisco.  We went hiking here in April of 2008. I love this twisted tree.  I do wish that I used the light a bit better and took a better shot.  I guess I will just have to go back!  Check back for more photos that I have taken throughout this year.  

Monday, December 15, 2008

Shots of Fall Continued

Here are some more shots that I took a few years ago during October.  The one below is from the Arboretum in Boston.  The one above is from a road in northern Vermont.  I'm not sure how I feel about either of them. They could have come out a bit better.  I think I would like the top one if it were brighter and the bottom if it were a bit more in focus.  Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shots of Fall

I love the fall in the North East.  This first picture was taken in the Boston Arboretum during one October.  More fall pictures to come!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Camera

So I want to get a new camera, and I was thinking about getting a digital SLR.  I am not sure which one would be the best for a beginner and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions?  I was looking into the Nikon D40.

This site has a lot of good information and good reviews.  Does anyone have a d40 and like/dislike it?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Great beginner tips

This site has a lot of good beginner tip and suggestions about how to use a digital camera. Check it out!

San Xavier

I have added a few more photographs from my trip to San Xavier.  I'm not sure if I like the inside pictures as much.  They were a bit difficult to take, plus the pictures came out a little bit too dark.  

San Xavier Mission is located in the Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona.  This picture was taken in the heat of August, which is also Monsoon season.  You can see a storm forming behind the Mission.  I love the cloud formation in this picture.  This Mission is being restored, and you can see that it is about half way done.  For more information on San Xavier visit

New Hampshire 10/2008

My fiance and I went to a wedding in New Hampshire and it was beautiful. Before the wedding we went on a hike and found some great views of the area. I miss the fall so much, and as you can see the leaves are just starting to change here.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Golden Gate Bridge

Thought I would add yet another view of the GGB.  This one (above) was taken from a ferry which I took from Tiburon to Angel Island before the fire.

 I love taking pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is fun to capture it from many different angles.  This one is from hiking around in the Marin Headlands. The first two are from the other side of the bridge at Baker Beach when the Blue Angels were in town.

Lake Champlain

Boston 4th of July

Boston Sunset

This is a picture from the window of my old apartment in the North End of Boston. You can see the Zakim Bridge and the Old North Church! I miss Boston!

Chilean Sunset

Salar de Atacama

Volcano overlooking San Pedro de Atacama


Welcome to my blog! I am new to the world of photography and know nothing about it! I have taken one class on dark room photography, but thats about it. I have always loved capturing the beauty that exists in the world and this blog is my attempt at learning more about photography and developing my skills. Any tips or comments are greatly appreciated!