Category Archives: photographs

Featured Gallery: Dramatic Light

It’s hard to believe I captured these stunning photos on a morning in March! Really, it was March 10, 2017 when I raced to capture the sun breaking through heavy clouds after a snow and ice storm the night before. When I saw the snow that morning, just an inch or two carefully blanketing each […]

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Dancing Woodland Sunflowers Votive

Typically my votives have just the design and some painted embellishments, but looking at my display of wildflower votives I felt the warm yellow wildflowers needed a little extra something. I pictured some burlap ribbon in autumn colors, some flower and leaf-shaped buttons and novelties and then some raffia too, and went to town with […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 27: Poem, Winter Bouquet

My daily photo today unexpectedly inspired some verse. It just began writing itself in my head so I thought I’d bring it here and work on it. I knew I probably wouldn’t have a chance this week to post anything new for my creative challenge. Though I’ve been plenty busy with creative work nothing is […]

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Sah’Side Pittsburgh On A Sort Of Sunny Day

I stepped out of a shop on a lukewarm January day and saw a feast of color and detail. “Sah’Side”. It’s still one of my favorite photos of Pittsburgh. If you know Pittsburgh, PA, you know that “Sah’Side” is how we pronounce “South Side” in Pittsburghese, and also that part of town is just as […]

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A Walk in Black and White Film

I loaded a roll of black and white film into my old Pentax K1000 and headed out to walk to the grocery store, bringing back images from around my neighborhood along with my groceries. Another in the occasional issue of photographing while walking an unextraordinary path and finding extraordinary things, on a path I’ve walked […]

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An Autumn Walk Down Main Street

I took a walk down to Main Street today, ostensibly to run errands to the Post Office, pharmacy and store, but I also had my DSLR and all my lenses and filters with me and took a few gigabytes of photos along the way. A perfect autumn afternoon is quite the inspiration, as was the […]

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2019 Autumnal Equinox Newsletter from Portraits of Animals

Autumn Has Arrived The equal day and night, the angle of the light, cooler days and nights, shadows deep and colors bright, autumn has arrived. The Bench, pastel, 6 x 8, 2004 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski In this newsletter I’ve included my annual specials on original artwork just in time to start your holiday shopping, […]

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Autumn Explorations in Black and White

Why photograph the most colorful season in black and white? To challenge what I see and what I think I know, to see the shapes and details and the compositions, leaving me with textures and patterns that are the foundations of my compositions. The colorful leaves and amber sun, all the comforting warm tones, change […]

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Autumn Wildflower Votives Decorated for the Season

Arranging my display of votives here I kept looking at four with autumn wildflowers that I felt needed a little extra something. I pictured some burlap ribbon in autumn colors, some flower and leaf-shapd buttons and novelties and then some raffia too, and went to town with decorations. I decorated the top edge of them […]

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Misty October Mornings

Some of my favorite photos have been found unexpectedly, when I’ve chanced upon a natural circumstance and happened to have my camera. So it was with this misty October morning walk to the grocery store. I dropped my car off for inspection at a station just blocks from my house and took a walk from […]

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