It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. 

~ Henry David Thoreau

Flowers Bring Sunshine

A cloud above…

Flowers swaying here and there

Sunshine all around.

Dominique N. Thieu, #haiku 12.21.17


Photography is something that can keep me occupied for hours on end. Many things have changed since I first picked up the Kodak point and shoot back in the 1980s. My mother then loaned my my dad’s Canon AE-1; and that was all it took for me to fall head over heals with photography. I took my first black and white 35mm photography class at 14 years old at the local community college. I would spend hours in the darkroom… the anticipation and nervousness of how a print would turn out. I miss that feeling.

Though I now shoot with the Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless digital camera, I do think film photography is more romantic. My backup camera is the trusty Pentax K-50; and my point and shoot is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 which is my go to for panoramic photos.  I do know very basic (emphasis on minimum) Lightroom and Photoshop, but I choose to not “enhance” my photos unless I absolutely need to. I am a self-proclaimed #MacroQueen, but I do love nature walks and architectural wonders. So, here are some of my work. Please feel free to comment and/or suggest topics that you would like to see. 

Happy Clicking,


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