In the studio: Barbara Kelley

21 06 2016

Barbara Kelley is the new executive director of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She was previously deputy executive director and editor-in-chief of Hearing Loss Magazine, which I design bimonthly for the organization. Learn more about HLAA at http://www.hearingloss.org.

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Scenes from a wedding: Jeff & Angela, 10.18.2014

27 10 2014

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Road trip in Iceland: Yes, another waterfall…

14 06 2014

What’s this? Another waterfall? Yep…and I don’t know if this one even has a name on this one since it’s not a major attraction…you’ll find these every couple of miles on some parts of the roads running around the entire country!

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Another Waterfall





Road trip in Iceland: Garðar BA 64

14 06 2014

Garðar BA 64, the oldest steel ship in Iceland, built in Norway in 1912 and beached in 1981 the Latrabjarg Peninsula in the West Fjords of Iceland

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Steel Ship





Road trip in Iceland: The road to Látrabjarg

14 06 2014

Beautiful beach en route to the bird cliffs of Látrabjarg in Iceland. Although I haven’t been to Hawaii (yet!), I felt like I was there when we came upon this vista!

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Beach near Latrabjarg





Road trip in Iceland: Miniature waterfall

14 06 2014

Miniature waterfall by the side of the road not far from the Latrabjarg bird cliffs in Iceland

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Mini Waterfall





Road trip in Iceland: Akranes Lighthouse

14 06 2014

On the last night of our road trip, we stayed in Akranes, the 9th most populous town (6,623) in Iceland. This is the Akranes Lighthouse, built in 1918 and inactive since 1947. It is located at the extreme tip of the Skipaskagi (Ships’ Cape) peninsula. I saw the golden light on the lighthouse from our guesthouse owner’s dining room window. She suggested I borrow her bicycle and bike over to it to shoot some photos, so I did just that. I was only gone about a half hour, but I had such a great time—put my camera in the basket, hopped on, and pedaled over toward the lighthouse, wind in my hair. It was about 11:00 p.m., and I must admit that I’ve never been on a bike ride at that time of the night until then!

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Akranes Lighthouse





Road trip in Iceland: Motion blur

14 06 2014

Experimenting with motion blur with really slow shutter speeds and neutral density filters…there are a gazillion waterfalls in Iceland, so I had lots of places to practice this technique!

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Soft waterfall





Road trip in Iceland: Before the storm…

14 06 2014

Before the storm…shot somewhere near Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) in the south of Iceland

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Stormy skies





Road trip in Iceland: Moss-covered mountains

14 06 2014

Moss-covered mountains near Waterfall Skógafoss in Iceland

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Skogafoss





Road trip in Iceland: Sunset

14 06 2014

Last night in Iceland…I got to see the sun set (it’s rare to see it since it sets well after 11:00 p.m. in the summer!). And actually, I don’t think it ever really quite fully sets—there are more than 20+ hours of sunlight in the summer!

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Iceland Sunset





Road trip in Iceland: Icelandic horse

14 06 2014

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Blondie





Road trip in Iceland: West fjords

13 06 2014

Yesterday morning we were headed to our last major Icelandic attraction, the spectacular Dynjandi waterfalls (also known as Fjallfoss), in the West fjords (Vestfirðir) when I captured this shot.

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Iceland





Road trip in Iceland: Sea stack

10 06 2014

Hvítserkur is a 15 m-high (between 45-50 feet) sea stack just off shore on the eastern side of Vatnsnes (in northern Iceland). It protrudes out of the sea in the western part of the Huna Bay near the coast a short distance from the farm Suluvellir.

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Sea Stack





Gulls galore!

4 04 2014

Gulls at Virginia Beach, VA © Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Gull Collage





Photo Posse

27 10 2013

Thanks to my friend, F.T. Eyre, for naming our little photography group this morning! The five of us headed out to the Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum in Boyce, VA yesterday morning to photograph the Ginkgo grove. Nice and cool fall weather, impossibly clear blue sky and bright yellow leaves everywhere! Heather (my SFAM—sister from another mother) and I especially enjoyed singing blue-themed songs such as Michael Johnson’s 1978 “Bluer than Blue” (we knew all the lyrics—does that show our ages?) while on our backs photographing the leaves against the sky. Way fun morning with way fun friends!

Founding members of the Photo Posse are shown below, from left to right: Michael Schwehr, Michael Powell, Heather Callin and F.T. Eyre. Applications welcomed. 😉

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PhotoPosse





Oh, Ginkgo tree, oh, Ginkgo tree…

27 10 2013

…how lovely are thy branches!

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Aster

16 10 2013

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Asters

15 10 2013

Tiny Aster blooms photographed this morning at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia

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Stained glass

9 10 2013

I photographed the same sunset through the large tree in our backyard garden.

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Sunset Through Trees





In the studio: Jeff, Angie and Annabella

1 10 2013

Earlier this summer I photographed my friend Jeff, his girlfriend Angie and her daughter Annabella. Here are some more images from that shoot. Jeff is the friend who talked me into pursuing a solo photography exhibit at Green Spring Gardens last year. Jeff and I had a joint photography exhibit at The Frame Factory in July and August this summer. I am forever grateful for the push, Jeff!

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Guest Post! Capturing the Beauty of Your Garden

24 09 2013

Thanks to my friend and fellow photographer/blogger, Scott Thomas, for inviting me to guest post on his blog. He did a great job laying out all the components for the feature, which was first published in the Summer 2013 issue of Celebrate Home Magazine. You can download all four issues of the magazine FREE on our website at http://www.celebratehomemagazine.com. Print copies (at cost + shipping) are also available and our site will link you to magcloud.com to purchase.

Want a print copy of this article? This feature is available in a 16-page, full-color printed excerpt for just $4.00 plus shipping through http://www.magcloud.com in the link here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/602141

Head on over to Scott’s blog, Views Infinitum, to see the post!

http://viewsinfinitum.com/2013/09/20/garden-photography-capturing-the-beauty-of-your-garden/





Sunkissed sand

13 09 2013

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Rehoboth Beach sunrise

13 09 2013

Captured on 9.9.2013, celebrating my friend Gina’s big 5-0 birthday at Rehoboth Beach

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Rehoboth Sunrise lorez





Japanese anemone

17 08 2013

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Anemones x 2





Blue Glorybower

17 08 2013

Blue Glorybower, also known as Blue Butterfly Bush (Clerodendrum ugandense

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Blue White Flowers





Toad lily ‘Hatatogisa’

17 08 2013

Toad lily (Tricyrtis formosana ‘Hatatogisa’)

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Jackson, the mischievous cherub

13 08 2013

Jackson is my cousin Diane’s grandson; he was quite the photogenic subject with his many expressions; photographed at the big McLean-Pridgen Family Reunion in June down in Georgia (my mother’s side of the family)

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Jackon 2-up





Payton Diantha McLean

11 08 2013

Introducing Payton Diantha McLean, daughter of my second cousin, Ashley, and his wife, Amber. Ashley is my first cousin Lamar’s son. Lamar’s father, Charles, is my mother’s younger brother. (Got all that?) Payton just turned one year old recently and is my third cousin (and quite photogenic!). I photographed everyone at the big family reunion in Broxton, Georgia, at the end of June. More photos of Payton (and other reunion shots) to come…

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Payton in Zebra Outfit





Tree Tones

10 08 2013

Through Pinterest, I learned about Sherwin-Williams color-palette-generator at http://www.letschipit.com. Here’s my latest palette using a photo I shot at Brookside Gardens a few weeks ago. Qué fun!

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