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, and resourceful. What do these traits have to do with my photography? A good bit, I've discovered.
Most folks pursuing a photography vocation/ avocation pick their photo passion and stick with it--eventually becoming an expert in their particular genre of choice. I'm not one of them, 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 babies last tear before he falls to sleep....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. I'm in the process of creating a travel/photography blog. It's almost ready to launch. I'll provide the link as soon as it is complete. In the meantime you can reach me through email@example.com. I'd really like to hear your impressions of my work.