Category Archives: Nature

#28: The “Feeling” of Fall

Today started out cold, windy and cloudy.  I was alone in the house, at peace in my mind. As I watched the leaves outside turn yellow, it reminded me of the winter to come. I was admiring the beautiful fall colors, still left in a few trees in the backyard and felt that this beauty will soon be gone.  Then I saw something on a photography site that inspired me to go and try out some motion blurs on images.  So I grabbed my camera and stepped out to shoot this beautiful tree by a small pond in my neighbors yard.  Here are two images from today. These are not the kind of images I usually gravitate to….but were inspired by fellow photographers.

Also posted in Backyard Series, Landscapes

#22 Here comes the sun……and it’s alright!

The Beatles song was in my my when I Titled it.  I felt happy when I came across this image. The “sunlight” is due to pointing the camera at a dining room light as I was photographing the flower from our patio.  I was surprised at the effect.

Also posted in Abstract, Landscapes

#2: Joy

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Today I saw a fellow photographer’s (Peter Györffy) first attempt at posting a video tutorial.

I watched it with interest and learned a few things that I did not know before.  This inspired me to dig out an image that I created during a recent workshop and work on it to practice the techniques I learned.  This is the result.  I wish the flares were not as prominent.  I do not take many landscape images. So this one was important for me to finish.

As always, any comments/suggestions you may have will be gratefully accepted.

Also posted in Landscapes

#1: Welcome to my Moments of Exposure

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Hi everybody,

Thanks for stopping by. I am inspired, excited and a little scared at being here and taking the plunge to start a photoblog. Over the years, I have watched several great friends and fellow photographers make this commitment and have followed their blogs with interest. I have learned so very many things from each of them.

At some point, I realized that I was tending to spend a lot of time listening, watching and learning and not so much time photographing myself and taking an image to completion. At this point, I decided to commit to starting a photoblog myself. This is a vehicle that I am hoping will encourage me to shoot more, and take images to completion…enough to be able to show people. That in and off of itself will motivate me to grow as a photographer.

Moments of Exposure is a name my husband, Murali came up with…thanks Murali. This name to me means not only that specific moment when you commit to the image and shoot it, but also the moments when you feel exposed and vulnerable. It is my belief that from these moments of exposures, one grows in life.

Thank you for stopping by and showing support. I appreciate it very much.

Usha

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
– Dorothea Lange

Also posted in Animals, Launch