Recently during the colder months I take time to go back and review what I have photographed in the past. I am reorganizing my Lightroom catalog with collections that force me to look at things differently.

I went back to our trip to New Mexico in October of 2012. I remember being dissatisfied with the photos I had taken on that trip. Because I grew up and live on the east coast, I was photographing scenes that were new to me. The same thing happened when I processed them on my computer. I was not sure what I was trying to capture and what I should do. Consequently, I didn't spend a lot of time with them.

I have also learned a few things in Lightroom since then. It is always nice to see


This is an interesting video about a person who discovered her photographic direction and then expanded on it to make it a career. I particularly like the process she goes thru to decide if she likes her photos.

“Everything around us, dead or alive, in the eyes of a crazy photographer mysteriously takes on many variations, so that a seemingly dead object comes to life through light or by its surroundings. And if the photographer has a bit of sense in his head maybe he is able to capture some of this—and I suppose that’s lyricism.” – Josef Sudek

The work of Josef Sudek is dark and mysterious. I admire the use of light and the way he made his still life romantic and interesting.