Monday, December 12, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Waves of Flags at Pepperdine University

I drove out to Pepperdine University's Alumni Park over the weekend to view their annual Waves of Flags installation commemorating the September 11th 2001 terrorist attack.

The display holds 2,887 American flags and 90 International flags for those who died in the attack.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016


3:00 a.m. and suddenly, I woke up in my tent.  I thought my ear drums were going to break.

A lion was in our camp.  It was roaring and roaring - so loudly I knew it was very close to me.

I had one chance to photograph it.  Without hesitation, I grabbed my camera and camp light - and  ran out into the darkness, completely naked, with just my camera and light in hand....

The moments felt like hours as I stepped out into the night - just a few feet from my tent.

His shadow was moving across the African floor - so large - so powerful.  And now, so close to me.  Would it retreat back into the bush... or attack?

I held my breath to steady the shot and in one move, I held up the light in one hand and clicked with the other then ran back into my tent.  I didn't look back except to zip up my fabric home, catching my breath and hoping no one saw me without my clothes on!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

I left Paris just in time to miss the floods.  Many of the moments I captured are now under water.  

I'm up in Mammoth shooting.  The snow is melting and the water is running.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I was out all day shooting and got caught in the rain.

The President of Australia was visiting Paris so they had the entourage going through the Champ Elysées  - they closed all metros in the area and buses. 

I walked 20 miles with my camera, tripod and got soaked to the skin. By the time I got home I felt like I was fish out of the pond. I had plastic covers for my camera but not for me.  

It was so funny I was drying my close with a hair dryer before I went to bed.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

I'm now capturing the moment on the streets of Paris - person by person.  

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- Danuté

Thursday, April 21, 2016

I'm still in Paris and dancing through every moment of it.  

Today I wanted to try something different so I experimented with a couple of ND filters.  What do you think?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I was in the car and looked out of the window and saw the drama in the sky.  I had never seen a sunset like this before.  So, of course, I had to stop the car.  Luckily, I had my camera in the trunk so I jumped out, my fancy dress flowing in the air and my high heels clicking on the ground as I chased the red lights in the sky with my lens.  The moment did not stay long and was gone in a few seconds but I got the shot!

Monday, April 11, 2016

I was taking pictures of the sunset but there wasn't enough drama to move me so I decided to go home.

Just as I turned the camera off and removed my filter, suddenly, this big boat comes out of nowhere from underneath the bridge!

I hurried as fast I could, grabbed the filter, secured it to the lens, and flipped on my camera just as the boat decided to turn in the water.  It's big lights gleaming across the waves almost lining up with me on the bridge.  It was an unbelievable moment.

I stood on that bridge wondering if I was going to get the shot I wanted.  Would this work or wouldn't it?  Only time would tell.  And so I waited.  I could not do anything because the camera was on a very slow shutter speed. Together, we waited... for 2 long minutes. 

And then, I saw this shot and could not believe the moment had made an image just for me.  The sunset, the clouds, the windows in the buildings, the street lights... all dancing apart and then pulled together by the boat's big lights that finished the scene like a painter's broad strokes across a canvas.  

It felt like the boat painted the picture. 

I am sure you hear photographers always saying, 'Let's go painting with lights at night.'  And that is just what I did.  

Here is the picture...

Saturday, April 9, 2016