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)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dream a little green with me

These gorgeous reflections of summer green stopped me as I waded through the cool creek waters at Gloster Arboretum, Mississippi.  Surrounded by a tunnel of trees, an opening of bright sunlight waited at a curved bank in front of me.  The subtle water motions blended and moved the light and colors into a wonderful creation.

I'm usually so picky with green hues and tones in my photos, but this range welcomes me in without hesitation.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mandelbrot inclinations

So you know that my brain is in math mode when I start seeing the Mandelbrot set in the images I process.  After recognizing something similar to the iconic fractal image in the outline of the sun coming through the trees, I knew that my math self was resurfacing.  I used to LOVE immersing my energies into explorations of fractal geometry during my graduate studies years ago, and returning to teaching high school students mathematics this summer has reignited plenty of synaptic related activity.  It's a chuckle to have a photographic image representative of a what's floating through my brain.

Tonight, in order to indulge my returning fractal desires while prepping, rather procrastinating, to teach tomorrow's Algebra 2 math class, I explored a puzzle feature of an online math resource site.  Here is the result for comparative purposes to my above vision.  Yes, this may influence you to see the Mandelbrot set at the poolside, too.

As for the other visual treats experienced while playing lifeguard, here are a few, each with their own statement made via processing.  All taken June 7, 2013 with my cell phone.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Morning commute

On June 4, I started my job for Upward Bound LSU teaching Algebra II.  I cycle in everyday, and finally, after over a week of working, I documented myself in action.  'Warp speed' effects were possibly caused by the perspiration on my cell phone indicating that I'm drenched in humidity levels over 90% in the early AM.   Words like 'steamy' and 'glistening' float through my head as I ride, and I'm brewing what type of photo would best capture the heat's effects.    Might be best left up to imagination.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fun at Dixie Landing

I went to Baton Rouge's Dixie Landing amusement park tonight with my daughters and our neighbors.  Arrived after 5 for the late day sun and a great ticket discount to hit the rides.  At first most of my time was with my 5 year old seeking out the rides she could go on, but then in an hour or so we were switching off with the bigger kids and parents.  It was lots of fun, and I was impressed with the bravery of my girls as well as the kindness, courtesy and efficiency of the young folks working the rides.

I had my cell and took random shots especially as dusk hit with the ride lights coming on.  I fell in love with my not top of the line cell camera because of the glow of lights it grabs and mood created.  Pop them into Picasa software for some Ortonish effects with a touch of Holga and 1960's effects here and there, and some cool images are created.