Welcome! I'm Cynthia and this is my site. When I picked up the camera again after many, many years of absence, I had no idea it would become such an important part of my day to day life.
I have been described (by various individuals) as adaptable, flexible, creative, detail oriented, adventurous, thrill seeking, introspective, resourceful, and, my favorite--politely persistent. I've discovered these are all very handy traits for a photographer.
Most folks pursuing a photography vocation/ avocation pick their passion and stick with it--eventually becoming an expert in their particular genre of choice. I can't say the same for me-- at least not for now.
I am drawn to what intrigues and/or amuses me. I am delighted to capture two big old and muddy snapping turtles in the throes of an ancient mating ritual. I’m also charmed by paintings and etchings for sale on a square in Old Québec City. Then there was the fairy at the Ren Faire whose reflection was captured inside one of her life-size bubbles. And, of course, the glorious sunsets (and sunrises), ornate iron work juxtaposed on a bright red church door, planes flying over the moon, and adolescent osprey giving me their best attempt at a "stare down." Florescent orange toad stools, a hump-back whale named Snow White, the Great Wall packed with native Chinese tourists looking like a long, twisting tail fading into the distant mist, a baby's last tear before he falls asleep....and the list goes on and on.
Every time I make a photograph I learn something new about how the camera interprets light. I gain clarity on how I see my world and how I can best share that "vision" through photography.
It didn't take me long to learn to keep it simple. I prefer working with natural (existing) light whenever possible.
I hope the subjects of my photos strike your fancy as they did mine. Check back from time to time as I'll continue to update the site with my current, most-favorite photos . Plus, I hope to educate a little along the way. I will share the tidbits I learn about the subjects of my photographs; such things as the mating cycles of those snapping turtles, or why we should care that 9 acres of Tangier Island is washing away with each year that passes.
Thanks for stopping by. Oh, and please visit my travel/photography blog "A Curious Trekker." Also friend or follow A Curious Trekker on Facebook. If you like my photos and want to have them pop up on your Facebook account, then friend or follow LodensGreen, Cynthia. In the meantime you can reach me by email through firstname.lastname@example.org.