Friday, April 24, 2009

Finding Words

As Jaree venture's into the project of reworking/growing/focusing her photography portfolio, she has been seeking the words to describe her work. This is what we have come up with so far:
  • simplicity
  • peaceful
  • intriguing
  • poetic
  • muted
  • soft
  • intimate
  • patina
  • stillness
  • natural
But its hard to get distance, so we would love your input! If you would not mind sharing your thoughts as we post the new photos, your help would be much appreciated.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hitting the Road

Jaree is off to a great photography workshop in North Carolina tomorrow. She has really been looking forward to it, its a small group and led by Arthur Rainville. Stay tuned for the results!!

Hope you all are having a good spring ... the flowering trees are getting to be so pretty around Missouri right now, especially the Dogwoods. The Redbuds have been lovely, too.

Thursday, April 16, 2009



This is a photo by Jaree and its a personal favorite ... we think it is strking for the extreme angle of the shot and how it emphasizes the architecture, as well as the almost eerie clouds floating overhead. It is definitely best in black and white, although the colors of the painted lady and the deep blue sky were pretty that day.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sneak Peek

Water Drop II

Water Drop I

Here are two photos Jaree just finished for photo club ... she loves exploring the unusual subject/composition for personal projects like this.

The rainy day was the inspiration ... the drop of water was place on a mirror, sitting on a windowsill and it was photographed with a Macro lens.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Student Art Quest

Jaree had the BEST time yesterday helping to judge the Student Art Quest for 2009 with the Lake Arts Council, it was awesome. There are some tremendously talented kids in the Lake area, kudos to them all! The panel of five judges really were challenged to choose amongst all the outstanding work.

If you are going to be in the Lake of the Ozarks area in April, we encourage you to check out the student artists work at Stone Crest Mall. It will bring a smile to your face to see the potential and vision of the upcoming generation.

Monday, April 6, 2009

What's Up Lately ...

Just wanted to let you know that there are more new photos posted, both at Midnight Blue at Facebook and on Flickr (search for "12amblue" under "People")... check it out if you have a moment and let us know what you think ...

Also, Jaree will be heading off to a workshop on April 19th that she is very excited about. She will be studying with Arthur Rainville for two days in North Carolina. He is an excellent teacher, very inspiring ... you can't help but come away from your time energized with new ideas.

Also, stay tuned for the Peeps adventure ... as soon as the wind and possible snow stops, we will be out with our Peeps, having some fun, taking photos for National Geographic Traveler's Flickr challenge ... if you have not seen it, check it out on Flickr ... search for "NGTpeeps".