Special Effects in Miniature & Toy Photography

  Today, I'm going to discuss miniature photography special effects. The effects below are ones done in front of the camera lens, not in post processing. I may do a follow up post with more effects and/or info on post processing options, so if you'd like to see anything in that regard, leave a comment... Continue Reading →


The start of a new series. Ballagaraidh - The awareness that you are not at home in the wilderness. (from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows) HO scale (2 cm tall) figures and Dungeons and Dragons game pieces posed in front of glitter scrapbook paper and on top of homemade crunchy glitter slime. The set was... Continue Reading →

Weekly Weather: Sleet

Welcome to the week 9 of the Weekly Weather challenge. Every Saturday I'll post a new blog with the weather-based topic for that week. Post your contribution (poem, photo, illustration, story, or any other artistic vision) to your blog and share your link in a comment or pingback to that week's topic post here. Make sure... Continue Reading →


A response to today's Daily Prompt - Storm. Don't forget, Weekly Weather, a brand new weekly blogging challenge, hosted by yours truly starts in just a couple of weeks. Learn more here: https://tourmalinenow.com/2016/06/30/weekly-weather/.


Posting to the Discover Challenge: Adventure, the Daily Prompt: Childhood, and the Pic and a Word Challenge: Rain.


Used to the ebb and the flow of the waves of the waters of the anxiety riddled nights and depressing days this flood was unexpected   [For a Pic and a Word Challenge: Rain]

After the Rain

I took some more nature close-ups the other day during a walk around my work place. See my last nature close-up post here, and tons of posts on the subject from other bloggers here. [Posting to Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Peach or Apricot Colors for the first image in this set]

Wet Weather

One of my photos was accepted into the Don't Take Pictures Wet Weather online exhibition! Read about it here: http://www.donttakepictures.com/dtp-blog/2015/5/26/wet-weather-exhibition See the full exhibition here: http://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-wetweather/ It'll be up through August 25th.

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