Trio at Lockridge

I was doing a photo shoot and took a few random photos at Lockridge Park, formerly Lockridge Furnace.  Unfortunately, I missed taking photographs during the bluebell blooming season, but the crumbling ruins of the furnace are always interesting subjects.  I enjoy the textures, the shadows, and the colors of the park. Here’s a trio ofContinue reading “Trio at Lockridge”

Friday Faves: Linus’ Blanket Edition

Last week, I admitted that I wasn’t OK and gave you my permission to revel in your not OK-ness (not that you needed my permission).  If last week was not OK, then this week was one, uh, terrible.  I mean, wretched.  Gut-wrenching. It was bad. I think that’s what I like about Friday…the hope ofContinue reading “Friday Faves: Linus’ Blanket Edition”

Photo Essay: Driving in a Downpour

Last Friday while driving home from Lancaster, we were caught in a torrential downpour.  Naturally, I pulled out my camera and had a photo shoot–to the amusement of the rest of the car. (I also videotaped myself singing “Leave the Pieces” by The Wreckers, but I have destroyed the evidence.) Do you like to driveContinue reading “Photo Essay: Driving in a Downpour”

Product Review:: Capturing Couture Camera Straps

How do you take pictures like this?  Easy.  You practice.  Seriously, there are photography tips galore to be found in book and on the internet (I highly recommend Digital Photography School). But you know what makes taking great pictures a lot easier (and much more fun)?  A quality camera strap that is comfortable and fashionable,Continue reading “Product Review:: Capturing Couture Camera Straps”

Photo Essay:: Oh, how I love you Chincoteague & Assateague!

If you’re a regular reader of Backseat Writer (and why wouldn’t you be?), you know that there’s no place I’d rather be than in nature, even though it makes me sneeze, gives me sinus issues, and makes me sick.  Still, I love you, nature!  Anyway, despite our turbulent relationship, my current favorite place on planetContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Oh, how I love you Chincoteague & Assateague!”

Photo Essay:: Nature’s My Refuge

Disgusted by the inhumanity of humanity, I sought refuge among the wild things—a babbling stream, frolicking songbirds, lush green vegetation, and the flowers of spring.  Sometimes people and situations are so dirty, so marred by sin, I forget this world is beautiful, too.  Breathtakingly beautiful.  And through the healing power of God’s creation, I hopeContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Nature’s My Refuge”

Photo Essay:: Here Comes the Sun

I’m one of those photographers who think sun glare in my photos is [generally] a good thing–at least in nature shots.  Since the sun seems to go into hiding during the gloomy winter months, I decided to capture it when it sneaked through the clouds.  All of these shots were taken in and around CentralContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Here Comes the Sun”

Photo Essay:: Guarding Her Grave

I’ve photographed this Virgin Mary statue previously, but still find her to be an astounding piece of artwork.  When I drive past the graveyard in Emmaus, I can always see her head well above all the other modest grave stones.  I think she is beautiful, even in her slight decay, and I’m finding that differentContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Guarding Her Grave”

My Pretty Pumpkin

We’ve had the pumpkin for over a few weeks now sitting on the floor in a plastic bag.  Since I’m back from my whirlwind Florida trip and sick as a dog, I decided it was finally time to decorate that bad boy. Using a Sharpie marker, metallic star stickers, and glittery fairy stickers, I madeContinue reading “My Pretty Pumpkin”

Photo Essay:: She Got Married!

On September 12, my beautiful stepsister Christine got married.  It was a small, but lovely ceremony.  I’m so happy for her and her new husband, Philip.  Here are some photos from her wedding.  I chose to use photos that don’t include faces, so everyone will remain anonymous.  Except for Christine because she’s obviously the beautifulContinue reading “Photo Essay:: She Got Married!”