Archive for 'Art From The Car'

March 26

Every time I would walk out my front door to my car, I would look at this leaf. I was mesmerized by it. This went on for weeks. It seemed to carry such a burden with the snow that would fall on it and the wind that would whip it around, yet it just didn't seem to want to give up.  It amazed me, and it held on through some serious snow storms in the Winter of 2009.  I took this on January 23, 2009. So, it lasted through months and months of snow. And, it lasted for about another month after this photo.  Amazing what a little old leaf can teach you about perseverance!

I am glad winter "seems" to be over here already this year. Next post will be about SPRING!




March 20

When I was in college, my photography professor would make comments about how he didn’t want us taking photos from the car. It was a huge NO-NO!   But, as I drive around this beautiful countryside we live in, I always see scenes that I think that would be so beautiful if I could only capture it forever in a photograph.

Well, anytime I try to stop and find the view I saw when I was driving/riding it always seems like it just disappears, and I can never find the beauty that I saw while I was driving.  It’s so fleeting and elusive to me.  Please tell me this happens to you too!  Or maybe I’m just being a rebel from my college days.  Regardless, I have visions of grandeur that I’ll capture the most amazingly beautiful landscapes, but really I am not much of a landscape or still life photographer when it comes down to it.  I can see it in my mind but I cannot seem to capture it.  I seem to do much, much better photographing portraits of people. And, I will keep that as my day job in case you’re wondering!

However, I still want to become a better landscape and still life photographer.  Just like it takes years and years to learn how to take photos of people correctly, I guess it is the same for landscapes.  Sigh! So, I’m going to start this section on my blog called Art From The Car!  Then, hopefully, it will motivate me to learn a little more in this area. And, I can use it as a journal to look back to see if I am progressing at all or if I should just quit while the quitting’s good :).   Some photos might be while I’m in the car (as a passenger of course), or just a hop, skip and a jump away from the car.  With twin toddlers I don’t have much time for lengthy photo excursions very far from the car right now.

Here are a couple from my first attempt!  And, yes, I was the passenger while the car was moving for this first shot.

Driving from Boise to Idaho Falls, Idaho


A really long road that I love out towards Ririe, Idaho.  It looks cool when it rains.