Oh yeah baby! What a pleasure it was to ride along in one of these beauties!
For years I have been wanting a Lensbaby. I first heard about them when I noticed a college’s new twist on portraits. When I asked how she took the images, she said, “with a Lensbaby!” I thought, “what the heck is THAT?”
Needless to say, I immediately looked into it and ever since, have been waiting for the day when I would own my own. Well, that day has come, and I must say, this fun, creative lens was worth the wait! It takes some getting used to (all manual focus on a tilt!), but what better way to crash course yourself than with highly spirited, fast moving Arabian horses?
There aren’t many buildings in Tucson, AZ that are more than 100 years old. This week my photography students and I were granted special access to one of Tucson’s oldest buildings, the Manning House. Once a private residence, what sits at 450 West Paseo Redondo is now El Rio Health‘s headquarters.
The monsoon season is just upon us here in Tucson, AZ, bringing with it awesome clouds and fresh, sweet-smelling air.
…a place to sit and watch the sunset.
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As a homeowner in Tucson, AZ, I know what it’s like to wait for the season’s first monsoon, that giving of life that your plants so desperately need. Not only does it bring relief to dry, yellowing cactus that, by July, are shriveling up upon themselves, but it also brings a cool breath of air after months of what feels like a hot blow Continue reading I Don’t Have Much, But I Do Have…
Where better can you get wonderful street shots of some amazing Tucsonians and their four-legged companions watching over their festivities? At the Folk Festival, of course!
Checking out the view at Crater Lake.
Crater Lake was formed in the mouth of a volcano. There are no rivers which run into it so the water remains a pure blue color. The lake is nearly 2K feet deep, making it the deepest lake in America.
Wow! Has it really been a month since I’ve last posted here? As a quick fill in, I’ve accepted a position as a history teacher at Desert Christian High School in Tucson, AZ and am super pumped about it! That said, preparing to be a teacher is a consuming task and I’ve been lost in thoughts of how to be the very best teacher I can be rather than in how to best compose my next image. Also, I went on a two-week vacation this summer which included three national parks, the beach and a family reunion. I’ve been busy, to say the least. With that, here’s a photo I took at Mission Beach in CA. Ahhhh, young love!
I’m back in Arizona and I’m not moving away! We had so much fun in Korea but it is so very nice to be back in our hometown of Tucson, AZ. Last weekend we went to Tombstone for “Wyatt Earp Days.” Here are some of my favorite photos.