Foto Friday – Keeping It Simple

Yes, I’m definitely keeping it simple with this photo. I couldn’t resist grabbing my camera after seeing this lone leaf on the walkway leading to my front door. Drawn to Its Simplicity As you can imagine, I was drawn to its simplicity. One leaf, that’s all. Its...

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Foto Friday – Asters as Another Sign of Autumn

Asters are also a sign of autumn, not just trees and bushes. I sometimes I get so engrossed by the spectacular leaves on the tress that I forget to look around to find other depictions of fall. More to this Photo than Simply a Sign of Autumn Yes, the dominant element...

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Foto Friday – Keeping it Simple the Hard Way

I talk a lot about keeping it simple and making sure that a photo is focused on a subject. This photo seems to break those rules. The background is busy and can be distracting. But the perfectly shaped leaf lying on top of the mess seems to grab your attention and...

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Foto Friday – Shadows and a Nice Surprise

The shadows are the reason for this photo and the truck is the surprise. What attracted me to this scene were beautiful patterns created by the shadows of the trees on the columns. I was busy framing my photo when the old truck drove into the scene and everything...

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The Double Bind Faced by Women Working in Male Dominated Fields

Giving a Presentation Can Set You Free From Gender Bias We’ve all heard the expression ’damned if you do, damned if you don’t’. This sums up the double bind facing many women working in traditionally male fields. It stems from gender biases that are strong elements of...

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Bad Color Choices Can Hurt a Presentation

Once again we turn to mother nature herself for color guidance in presentation palettes and as a way to avoid bad color choices. Susan says, “This is another of Lucia’s beautiful photos This is of one of her favorite places: the Lewis River in Washington...

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Foto Friday – Blossoms and Shadows

The focus of this overhead shot would most likely have been the beautiful cherry blossoms. But for me, it was the lacy patterns of the shadows. Therefore, I didn’t capture the full effect of the row of cherry trees. Instead I framed the photo to create a balance...

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