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)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

No Union Busting!

Retired teacher, Cathy

Prayer being shared by union members

One of the union leaders speaking about the importance of unions in the US

When walking by an interesting crowd, don't pull out your car keys and head home, pull out your camera and check out the scene instead.  

I was prompted to stop at a gathering of union workers in front of City Hall for my librarian friend in Wisconsin, Debbie Jo.  She's been putting a lot of effort into attending the rallies in Wisconsin and sharing information with friends near and far in a very positive way.  Knowing that there's support coming from Baton Rouge is a boost.  You're not alone, Debbie!

Keep your composure around big lenses and professional photographers.

How I envy the gear of photographers showing up on the scene.  Beautiful lenses, powerful strobes, multiple bodies, dangling press passes, cool management of equipment.  I usually have a brief, jaw dropping moment of awe, then remind myself to watch and learn while I'm doing my own thing.   I can get geeky about these things sometimes.

Take the time to jot down names and get permissions. 

It doesn't take long, but it's important.  Here I am left not knowing who was speaking to the large group in photo 3 above so am unable to give him credit.  I'd like to know to make the 'story' more complete, too.

Monday, February 14, 2011

On the backyard nature trail

As southern temps kicked in, my daughter and I spent time in the backyard playing "I-spy" with emerging creatures.  I was very surprised to be more challenged photographing a bee in flight than the mockingbirds sparring. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011


One day I will get THE classic picture of the bird flying in front of the moon.  I have a better appreciation for the patience and timing needed after photographing birds passing through our back yard.  It's a good exercise because you walk away understanding bird behavior just a bit more.