Seeing Differently: “it’s a wrap”

…once someone had been in your life – you could keep that person there despite the agony of loss, as long as you had faith that you could bring the sum of all your hours together in one shining moment.

~Stones from the River, Ursula Hegi


This image of a bridal shop window is the 15th of 15 images submitted to  Seeing Differently.  Below are some of the other images posted in response to Robyn’s October challenge. Thank you Robyn for this challenging project and your supportive feedback.

seeing differently: 9th of 15

…photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something in an ordinary place … it has little to do wit the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

~Tao of Photography: Seeing Beyond Seeing, Philippe L. Gross and S. I. Shapiro


windshield reflections of..submitted in response to the Seeing Differently challenge

seeing differently: the 6th of 15

…she’d recognized my name…for the first time in my life, I felt the comfort, the firmness of identity that a name might provide, how it could carry an entire history in other people’s memories… No one here…would ask how to spell my name, or mangle it with an unfamiliar tongue. My name belonged so I belonged, drawn into a web of relationships, alliances, and grudges that I did not yet understand.

~ Dreams from my Father,  Barack Obamamacrobckofford-20164-5dsc_1221oct-04-2016

This 6th image submitted for Robin’s challenge, Seeing Differently,  is from the  Colorado State University’s Flower Trial Garden.  This red flower (name unknown) with a bit of a spider web, while in focus, seems to have a separate identity from the unfocused background which resembles a painting.

Image 6th submitted to Robin’s October photo challenge, Seeing Differently.  

seeing differently: 3rd of 15

For the third submission to Robin’s photo challenge, Seeing Differently, I decided to walk about the Colorado State University’s Flower Trial Garden with a Nikon D750 and a Nikon Macro 40 mm lens with an intention to look for repeating patterns.

The Flower Trial Garden sets aside about 20,000 square feet for planting annuals from late May through October.  This color-filled garden is located across the street from the University’s Center for the Arts and even though the garden is about research it does offer an inviting environment for both students and non-students, alike.

I find that my eye generally tends to favor black and white images: yet, the color version of the image seems more dramatic and gentle to the eye.  What are your thoughts?



the remembered present

Perception is never purely in the present – it has to draw on experiences of the past; … ‘the remembered present.’ We all have detailed memories of how things have previously looked and sounded, and these memories are recalled and admixed with every new perception.


Oliver Sacks