March, 2012 Picture a Day

March is a great time of year for photographers. One day could be beautiful spring weather and the next could be back to winter. The options for pictures are limitless.

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February, 2012 Picture a Day

This month was just as interesting as January. I introduced my new model, my puppy ZaZu, and my husband finally let me take some pictures of him.

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Dogs of the Glendale Chocolate Festival

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Glendale (AZ) Chocolate Festival which is held annually in February. Last year when I attended, I noticed that a lot of visitors brought their canine friends along for the fun. So this year I came prepared with my backpack full of camera equipment. As the afternoon wore on, I noticed how friendly everyone was when I asked them to photograph their pet. I wonder, was it the fact that dog owners are just that, more friendly, or did all that amazing chocolate have something to do with it?? I don’t know, just wondering.
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New Web Host

Images by Charly has moved to a new web host.

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January, 2012 Picture a Day

I have set a SMART goal for myself to shoot a picture a day for each day of 2012. As you can see, the subjects of the images for January are quite diverse as I try out new things.

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Joshua Tree Forest

The Joshua Tree Forest is quite interesting.  You will find it about 30 miles north of Wickenburg on US 93.  (Many Phoenicians have seen these trees because this route is also the most direct one from Phoenix to Las Vegas.)  In October, the Joshua trees are in a state of distress after having gone through the brutal Arizona summers where temperatures in the desert can reach in excess of 110° and never get cooler than 100° at night.

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Island of Kauai, HI

Last summer, my husband, Tom, and I vacationed on the island of Kauai, HI.  We had been there before which helped me focus more on taking photographs and less on gawking like a tourist.  The banner to this post was actually the view from our balcony at Shearwater in the town of Princeville.   Enjoy these photos because we really did enjoy our stay on The Garden Island.

Kealia Beach is located north of the town of Kapa’a on the island of Kauai.  This photo was taken from a bluff above the beach on a balmy, but windy, afternoon

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Shots from Photo Walks

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I was walking about at Tempe Town Lake Park (10/08) and noticed this bridge making a frame around the city of Phoenix skyline, so I snapped it.  In retrospect, I am not very happy with the results.  The sky was … Continue reading

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