Welcome to Timeline Photos. A few years back I started peeking around my archives in search of some of the first photographs I had taken. Here records my quest into better understanding my long term love of camera and experiencing the world with it in hand. All photos appear in chronological order hopefully revealing an evolution of how I see and what moves me to speak with light.

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(Photo credit Phil Monahan of Orvis)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Nose to nose, heart to heart


My daughters nearly 5 years ago to the day.  I remember being so touched during their first week of togetherness.  This moment will always mark my heart with goodness and love.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Second Line with Trombone Shorty and the Hot 8 Brass Band

My daughter and I jumped into the French Quarter for some beignets after visiting our friends doing volunteer work. We were behind Cafe Du Monde walking back to our car when I heard the brass coming from the street. We jumped, and I grabbed her hand and ran out to find Trombone Shorty and the Hot 8 Brass Band. I called to him like he was a friend, and scooted Grace right into the Second Line to meet him.  Holding his trombone with his left, he reached back with his right to squeeze hers while we all moved along.  It was such a quick, sweet gesture, and we then ran back along the curb with the crowd.    We somehow managed to keep pace in my 6 month pregnant body, and I was able to take a couple of photos that I like.  Second lines are a beautiful thing, and remembering the surprise of this one gets my heart going once again.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Close-up experimental

AKA "Flowers, Feet and Bubbles".  This was a fun session with my older daughter who was 4 at the time.  I stacked on my favorite Bower +1, +2, and +4 glass and played around with varying distances to my subject.