Photo Essay

My Mama Was Right!

Gettin' Some Rays

I grew up with the familiar smell of dark room chemicals, as my mother had training as a photographer and did her own developing. Life got busy in the 60's when she began full-time work as a bookkeeper, and the dark room was eventually abandoned. Her words, however, endure whenever I head out with my camera: "It's about the light; get out there at sunrise and sunset. That's when you'll get the best light." I'm including here some photos that are "about the light" and are a tribute to my mom and the love of photography I've inherited from her.

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24 responses

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (27 Nov 2011):

    The best indeed! Great shots and story!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (27 Nov 2011):

    Wonderful collection! voted! And yes, it's all about the light!

  • Andy Tuttle

    Andy Tuttle (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2011):

    These are great shots. You capture the light well in these.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    mindblowing!!!! wonderful collections!!! Vote ..................

  • Shannon Prange

    Shannon Prange gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    amazing work !

  • Becky J. Parkinson

    Becky J. Parkinson said (2 Dec 2011):

    Yes, out during the golden hours. You have done a beautiful job with photo essay.

  • jeff case

    jeff case (Deleted) said (4 Dec 2011):

    you make a mama proud, nice work

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner gave props (6 Dec 2011):

    Your mom was right !!!! awesome pictures and a nice tribute to your mom

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (12 Dec 2011):

    Story of the Week!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (12 Dec 2011):

    wonderful and congrats on story of the week - so well deserved!

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker said (12 Dec 2011):

    Wow! This is really very cool... pretty exciting for a simple gal with a simple camera but lots of enthusiasm about the craft.

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (13 Dec 2011):

    Absolutely beautiful photos

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (13 Dec 2011):

    congrats on story of the week! awesome photo.always love your gift of lighting.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Dec 2011):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (15 Dec 2011):

    Outstanding images and narrative. Congratulations on this being selected for Story of the Week! Very well deserved, indeed...

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (15 Dec 2011):

    Congratulations on Story of the Week! Woohoo! Wonderful!

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (17 Dec 2011):


  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (19 Dec 2011):

    Fantastic images, voted!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Dec 2011):

    congratulations! fantastic photo essay!

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (24 Dec 2011):

    Where are your photos taken? This place is calling me......oh yes, calling me home.

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker said (24 Dec 2011):


    This is my sanctuary... very unique spot where water flowing over a dam splits and part of it heads down through a rocky chasm. At the bottom, it splits again into multiple paths, some full of rapids, others babbling with still pools. It is in southern Maine and whenever I can... I'm there!

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    This is the best story and photo essay. I wish I could favorite it.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (4 May 2012):


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