Photographing Bees

I’m finding that the best time to photograph bees is right after the rain. The bees are out, but they move much more slowly. They don’t seem to mind you sneaking up to take their pictures. They are, however, a bit bedraggled. Whenever I…

Radiators, Socks, and a Great Blue Heron

The radiators popped on this week. When I woke up I could smell them. And it’s always nice to hear their early morning hissing. When the radiators come on, I know that fall has officially arrived. In other seasonal news, today was the first day I…

The Week in Review

The weather was beautiful this past week. To take advantage of it, we spent as much time as possible outside. On Wednesday, we hit Forest Park in Springfield – a perfect place to practice with the Prisma App. Even ho-hum photos of tree roots…

Cooking with Pepper

Pepper is taking a cooking course this semester – The Everyday Gourmet, offered through The Great Courses. She just completed lesson three, which means she’s spent the past two weeks studying two things – kitchen equipment and cutting techniques. Her first “assignment” was to make a vegetable bean…

The Prisma App

I’d like to revisit a topic I introduced in the last post – namely, the Prisma App. If you enjoy tinkering with photos on your phone, this is definitely something to look into. It can take any so-so photo and give it a wonderful, artistic…