SuePH

Graphic Designer | Visual Artist

Tag: Mountains

Photo of the momemt

Somewhere near Truckee CA
A Place in the July sun.

Random Things I love, have, want, and or otherwise DIY’d and The Police

Talk, meet, call, engage, network, produce, think… critically think, create, draw, layout, photograph, edit, write, moderate, reply, S T O P.    …Work, meet, call, engage, produce, think… critically think, layout , draw, create, photograph, edit, write, tweet,  moderate, reply, S T O P. Time to reflect……

Enjoy. Happy Summer Soltice to one and all.

Today I stopped and smelled the roses per say. For a second. It’s the longest day of the year and my favorite day outside of Fall and Spring here in the high desert. The garden is growing[first] and my aries persona is beaming, [Thanks to many friends and family that are rooting].   The day is as long as the birds are singing , networks are expanding and a resolve is in sight….s t o p. Someone asked me the other day how it was possible to process all those tweets everyday….I couldn;’t answer yet I do do do,  however in hindsight…the answer is that the brain is big and mostly unused….  Too much food for thought though sometimes. yes. Knowledge is pain. Seek Bliss.

As I sit in my favorite garden chair and write at about 8:45 pm and the sun is still up and feeling that twilight coming on i remember to take the time to reflect. And slowly write. as it taken me 24 hours to finish…

I have gathered a few photos of the moment……. loves, wants, haves, and DIY’s for you to see. [and probably again on Pinterest soon…..or twitter or my gallery site … maybe FB.]   Keep moving but remember to always S  T  O  P. and enjoy.

OOOh…just felt a minute earthquake…..yikes none felt since 2007…..wild! [note to self…must attach earthquake strap to mid century hutch my Dad built.] 

Virginia and Truckee

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Virginia City | Nevada

Last weekend I hit the road for some recon and location scouting for an upcoming wedding I’m shooting. Virginia City Nevada is an amazing little town in the middle of rolling hills if you like history, old towns rich in character and really old architecture. I get excited about all three. I left Reno in a wind storm as billowing clouds were ramping up over the Sierras and dropping rain in the basin.  I headed up Geiger Grade chasing the sunshine to Virgina City and the wind followed me as rolled into this small mining town. I was happy to have 4 hours of sunshine to explore, meet the caretakers of the Mackay Mansion and drive all over town. I even had time for a short hike with the dog up to the top of town to take in the view and capture the scene. Here’s the day. Take it in and enjoy the remains of the day. Happy.

Here’s  a song to carry you along.

and another…..

…my visual feast.

Picket c2012

Picket c2012

Virginia and Truckee c2012

Virginia and Truckee c2012

Lanterns c2012

Lanterns c2012

Morning View c2012

Morning View c2012

The Carriage Haus Entrance c2012

The Carriage Haus Entrance c2012

Old Lantern | New Wire c2012

Old Lantern | New Wire c2012

Mackay Mansion Detail c2012

Mackay Mansion Detail c2012

A View Through Time c2012

A View Through Time c2012

The Tour==> c2012

The Tour==> c2012

Vantage Point c2012

Vantage Point c2012

The Gazebo c2012

The Gazebo c2012

Out on a Bridge c2012

Out on a Bridge c2012

Window & Lantern c2012

Window & Lantern c2012

Octavio and Margaret c2012

Octavio and Margaret c2012

The Mackay Mansion 1860 | c2012

The Mackay Mansion 1860 | c2012

The Blue House c2012

The Blue House c2012

Geiger Grade c2012

Geiger Grade c2012

4 Hours Later c2012

4 Hours Later c2012

The Yellow House c2012

The Yellow House c2012

Bucket of Blood Saloon c2012

Bucket of Blood Saloon c2012

Good Ole' Boys c2012

Good Ole' Boys c2012

Bucket of Blood Detail c2012

Bucket of Blood Detail c2012

The Mackay c2012

The Mackay c2012

Foreshadowing c2012

Foreshadowing c2012

Here Comes the Bride c2012

Here Comes the Bride c2012

Steeple c2012

Steeple c2012

Beauty at the Top c2012

Beauty at the Top c2012

Roof Tops c2012

Roof Tops c2012

V c2012

V c2012

No. 2 c2012

No. 2 c2012

Death Doors | Back of the Bucket of Blood c2012

Death Doors | Back of the Bucket of Blood c2012

The Gazebo II c2012

The Gazebo II c2012

365: One Year of Images Taken Only with a Smart Phone

Communication | c2011

This is 365:  I spent the last year photographing only with my smart phone. I didn’t set any rules just simply titled the project and let it evolve from there. Some months I produced no images, other months I produced hundreds. As the project evolved and ideas were developed many changes were made to what originally was going to be 365 images. It rolls and changes, I change my mind, and change again. Imagine a floating ribbon 1 mile long floating in the wind from a 100 foot tree in the desert. This is how I imagine the evolution of my project as it exists. Organized chaos. The editing process has allowed the project to evolve completely into what it is by letting the images speak for themselves.

The image quality of a smart phone is shit yet somehow I produced some arty images I wouldn’t have gotten with  my Nikon. 1thousand 4hundred and 18 images, 12 months of shooting and 3 months of editing down to 99 final images. Ninety nine images is a lot to visually process so I’m only showing 12 here because I want the audience to make the choice whether or not to view the complete project.

Enjoy the sampling. Click Here to see complete project. Or Here on Flicker

Sky Fire II | c2011

The Road | c2011

Red Door | c2011

White | c2011

Manzanita Sky | c2011

Tamarack Ridge II | c2011

Moonrise| c2011

Sky Fire I | c2011

Deer! | c2011

Feather Lake Oasis | c2011

Hat Creek | c2011

Photo of the Moment [5]

Snow Dogs | 2011

She’s got her 4WD on and loves the back country but wants to be browsing the rags on typography, architecture, design and photography in the corner book and music shop on a Saturday afternoon…then we’d hit O’Leary’s as it’s St Paddy’s Day.

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all.

[…it just started to softly snow…]

Photo of the Moment [4]

2 feet of Snow | 2 inches of Rain | Norden CA

Clearly Not a Ski Day.  Photo Credit: AT Adventures

Photo of the Moment [3]

Izze: Lake Tahoe Back Country Ski Dog | Photo by AT Adventures 2012

The Abstract Series I

Social Distortion | 2011

365: A Study. February | 2011

365: A Study. January | 2011

Tamarack Ridge | c2011

 

 

365: A Study. One Year of Images Taken Only with a Smart Phone.   I started this project in January 2011 after conjuring up the idea the previous December sitting on my front porch experimenting with a new camera phone. The settings panel has quite a few options for exposure control:  ISO, white balance, resolution, widescreen res 3:2 or 4:3, quality exposure brightness which is very handy and the beloved effects options. It was here that the project was born. I had achieved an image that look like any photo my dad took in the 70’s with that funky color. [Retro Pink] Then the next shot I switched up the effect and got this dark, moody, evil cloud image that looked like it could be the cover to a book for a new world order cult. [Sky Rider] I loved it and from there I didn’t look back. For a while I was shooting just from my front porch at different times of the day with about the same settings and getting very different results based on the light. This little phone camera has been fun and I’m looking forward to getting a few images on canvas. Believe it or not the enlargements look good, a bit grainy but that’s my style.

This post is dedicated to Mr. Withrow, Mr. Davis, Mrs. Davis, KC, Pam, Stephanie, Kim and Tracy. We will never forget.

 

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