Photographic Review - June

Sometimes the light falls in just the right way to highlight a subject.  It looked as if the Universal Spotlight was focused right on this lily. "Abandoned Tigerlily" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD

Sometimes the light falls in just the right way to highlight a subject.  It looked as if the Universal Spotlight was focused right on this lily. "Abandoned Tigerlily" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD

The Dayton Air Show

As we move into another month (!) let's take a little time to review what happened through the camera during June.

We paid a visit back to my hometown to observe the Dayton Air Show (oops, I think it's now officially named The Vectren Air Show). "Rainy Day Air Show" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Dayton, OH.

We paid a visit back to my hometown to observe the Dayton Air Show (oops, I think it's now officially named The Vectren Air Show). "Rainy Day Air Show" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Dayton, OH.

The only thing that made it off the ground was a Fedex plane. No Thunderbirds or Breitling Air Teams for us.  And following my motto of "Expect the Best. Anything else is an adventure", we had a gloriously fun time together. Not one single regret! (Now that would be a waste of time and energy wouldn't it?)

Eighty-eight cars had to be towed out of the designated mud-pit...uh...parking lot.  Fortunately, the administrators of the air show paid for everyone's tow.

Twilight at the front door

This is what I get to see at 4:30 in the morning.  Makes me feel grateful to be alive.  "Bomberger's View" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Rocky Ridge, MD.

This is what I get to see at 4:30 in the morning.  Makes me feel grateful to be alive.  "Bomberger's View" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Rocky Ridge, MD.

As more people in the area see my photography, friends and other folks graciously offer me their yards and fields for photographs.  This twilight mountain view (above) is seen by our friends...right out their front door!

How cool is that?

Taken at 5:00 a.m. after 3 days of heavy rains.  "Farm Rise after the Rains" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD

Taken at 5:00 a.m. after 3 days of heavy rains.  "Farm Rise after the Rains" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD

I had my eye on this farm for quite some time.  The best shot was going to be from a pull-off on the State Route right above the farm. I had reconnoitered and spotted my place the evening before.  When I came to the pull-off on Sunday morning, two big-rig truckers had pulled into my photo spot! The truckers were sleeping.

Rats!!

On to Plan B...

I tucked in behind them, laid out my traffic cones behind my vehicle and turned on the flashing lights on my safety vest...(yes, I REALLY do use "The 5 Tools You Need".)..trundled over between the two trucks and the guard rail to set up my tripod.

Fortunately, I had rehearsed the shot in my head so much that I could get it with two takes (one just to be sure).  I pulled out before the truckers woke.

Serendipity

Most times, I just "stumble" across something that catches my eye.  I drove past the old barn on my way home one morning. The rising sunlight was peaking through the old barnside boards. "Decrepit Barn Wall" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.

Most times, I just "stumble" across something that catches my eye.  I drove past the old barn on my way home one morning. The rising sunlight was peaking through the old barnside boards. "Decrepit Barn Wall" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.

Sometimes, I make new friends when I'm out and about.  The sun wasn't due to rise for another 14 minutes.  "Horse Friends" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.

Sometimes, I make new friends when I'm out and about.  The sun wasn't due to rise for another 14 minutes.  "Horse Friends" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.

I'm usually on the road at least forty minutes before the "Magic Hour" starts for sunrise.  After I get some lowlight shots, I meander around waiting for something to catch my eye.  These curious horses caught my eye.

Or...did I catch their eyes?

 

I guess they figured I was boring or I did not have snacks. "Bored Horses" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.  

I guess they figured I was boring or I did not have snacks. "Bored Horses" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.

 

A little purple, some striking yellow and orange...considered to be the colors of spirituality in Colorpuncture Theory. Oh, you didn't know I was a certified Colorpuncture Therapist?  Yes....and after some years, I chose to focus more on my art thanks to the "Cosmic 2 x 4" upside the head. "Yellow and Purple" (c) 2015, Rebecca LaChance, Rocky Ridge, MD.

A little purple, some striking yellow and orange...considered to be the colors of spirituality in Colorpuncture Theory. Oh, you didn't know I was a certified Colorpuncture Therapist?  Yes....and after some years, I chose to focus more on my art thanks to the "Cosmic 2 x 4" upside the head. "Yellow and Purple" (c) 2015, Rebecca LaChance, Rocky Ridge, MD.

So many more photos from June that didn't make it to the blog.  Have no fear, they'll show up somewhere along the way.

Announcement, Announcement, Announcement!

You can click on the photo to take you to the new Shop.  Background photo is from the "Black Iris Series" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.

You can click on the photo to take you to the new Shop.  Background photo is from the "Black Iris Series" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.

Yes, the first section of the shop is open.  Click on over and have a look at the fine art prints now available.  All fine art prints are on 100% cotton rag paper to highlight the depth, contrasts and saturation of colors. Finally, they are matted/framed in archival materials. 

We take great care in making sure your purchase is of the highest quality, hand constructed by three local artisans; myself, Carlos, "The Paper Whisperer", and Jennifer, "The Framing Magician".

And finally...

I hope your June was as inspiring and as fun as you wanted.  And may your July be filled with grace, light, and beauty.

Til next week...

Expect the Best. Anything else is an adventure.

I welcome your comments in the space below. Anything strike your fancy this week? Have any questions for me?  Don't forget to share on your social media!

Summer Photo Walkabout...

Date:  Saturday, September 19, 2015.

Time:  8:00 a.m to 12 noon

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