A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Took this image at Inniswood Gardens last summer. One of those images I shrugged off when first looking at it then found something I liked about it a year later. I did some slight cropping and adjusted the contrast. It’s good to revisit the archives.

I also want to share this quote of Galen Rowell’s I found on a post by David Hyde. “The most meaningful photographic styles are always reflections of the internal. We react not so much to what an outdoor photographer sees, but to how he or she sees and renders the subject for us. Personal style comes from within, from a photographer’s unconscious and conscious choices.”  Galen Rowell’s Vision: The Art of Adventure Photography

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


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May 1, 2010 at 12:01 am

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A Sunny Morning

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It is a bright and sunny morning but I had frost to scrap off the windshield this morning. However, it is suppose to warm up and will be a nice day. Here is an image taken a week ago outside my hotel while traveling. Hope everyone has a great day.

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April 28, 2010 at 7:57 am

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A low perspective

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Are they weeds or flowers? Or are they both, a weed that has a flower? A quick search on Wikipedia came up with some interesting information about dandelions. It s considered a weedy species, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is sometimes used as a medical herb and in food preparation. They are important plants for bees. Not only is their flowering used as an indicator that the honey bee season is starting, but they are also an important source of nectar and pollen early in the season. Dandelion pollen is a common allergen and is a common component in bee pollen. This allergen may be commonly responsible for asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals. I found these in the Inniswood Garden’s lawn, which is the lawn where most people would prefer they stayed.

Anyway the gist of this post is about perspective and not giving you information on dandelions. Paul Lester has an older post on his experience of a lower perspective which I agree with, and a pretty good image. With the development of the photographers eye through practice we do pickup on the vision of our world from a different perspective We yearn to see it from new directions.

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April 24, 2010 at 12:01 am

Spring is getting closer….

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Flowers at Inniswood Gardens

Yesterday was a wonderful day so headed off to Inniswood Gardens for a walk. People were out and about. Flowers are “springing” up, birds are singing their happy songs and the squirrels were busy looking for food. I got in some decent exercise then defeated it by eating my half of a pizza with my room mate. Darn good pizza, too! Hope you’re having a good weekend.

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March 21, 2010 at 12:01 am


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Men cannot understand Truth because they cling to self, because they believe in a love self, because they believe self to be the only reality, whereas it is the one delusion. The Way of Peace by James Allen

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November 17, 2009 at 12:01 am

Walking with a camera

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Walking is healthy, good for the body and mind. Walking with a camera over the shoulder is good for the body and mind and a photographic tradition. I’m not one of those 3-5 mile a day walkers but I do get out and about and bring my camera. I’ve never considered walks with my camera as an assignment but I guess you can call them that. I sling it over my shoulder, no camera bag, and go looking. Some compelling images will come into the view finder this way. Maybe a table centerpiece can be seen for the first time or the shadow cast by a lamp post or piano keys. How often do you walk with your camera?

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November 8, 2009 at 12:01 am

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It’s All About Light

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Flowers in light

This was taken in the hotel lobby in Dallas. The back of the lobby is a wide open room with a wonderful sky light in the center. As I walked by I noticed the light shinning on these flowers sitting in the center of the room. It’s all about the light!

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November 5, 2009 at 12:01 am

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