Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Saturday, October 25, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Shadow Sunday, back in Arizona

When thinking shadows, it’s hard not to think of my visit to Arizona near Sedona early last year. I had just gotten a digital camera and pretty much went crazy, taking jillions of photos. Here are two from that trip, with shadows as key parts of the photos. For more shadow interpretations coordinated by Hey Harriet’s great blog, click HERE.




Published Thursday, October 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

A rainbow from Burning Man

Last year I went to Burning Man, an extreme arts festival, you might say, on the playa in Black Rock, Nevada. It was way too hot, too huge and too difficult to do anything but lie there and pant, but at least I took photos. Here’s a rainbow, just for Skywatch Friday. You can see more skies around the world HERE.



Published Thursday, October 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Still another dahlia

They are so beautiful and they are still doing what they do: give such pleasure. Here is another, just for you.



Published Wednesday, October 22, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Watery Wednesday, Puget Sound

This taken from the Viaduct last month. It may be unsafe for earthquakes, but what views it provides! For more Watery Wednesday posts, click HERE. And it’s Wordless Wednesday as well.



Published Tuesday, October 21, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ruby Tuesday flower

There are still some flowers blooming, and this one shows our Seattle specialty, rain. It doesn’t rain all that much, but it can get a bit gray. Flowers like this cheer me up, though. Click HERE for more ideas about the color red.



Published Monday, October 20, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

For love of sunshine

Since I came to Seattle, I appreciate sunshine far more than ever before. Even though it’s mostly rainy out right now, here’s a photo from this time last year, taken of the Viaduct in the late day sun. Hope you like it.



Published Sunday, October 19, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Another Flower for Today

It seems I jumped the gun posting my flower yesterday, so nothing for it but to make another post. These dahlias won’t quit, not quite yet. This one is over 6 inches across. The late afternoon light was just right for the tender petals to glow, I think. Click HERE for more beautiful flowers around the planet.



Published Saturday, October 18, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Today's Flower is a fall crocus, perhaps?

Walking the other day with my visiting daughter, I found these low flowers perhaps 6 or 8 inches tall, with  no leaves. It was a typical Seattle fall day with a bit of rain still on the petals. I think they are called Fall Crocus, but I may certainly be wrong. Anyone know the real name?

For more photos from around the world of beautiful flowers, click HERE.



Published Thursday, October 16, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Skywatch Friday fall day

The leaves are turning, the sky is brilliant. Nothing like it, is there? Click HERE for more Skywatch Friday photos from around the world. Or perhaps post one of your own?



Published Tuesday, October 14, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Watery Wednesday, my first

Who can resist the lure of the coast? I read that 75% of the world’s population lives within 50 miles of an ocean coast. An amazing statistic, if true. I love to live near water, and here in Seattle that’s so easy. The two scenes of Puget Sound below were taken recently from the Normandy Park cove beach. Click HERE for more Watery Wednesday posts to see what others have done, and join in if you like.



Let me know which you like better, if you have a fave.


Published Monday, October 13, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ruby Tuesday with leaves

It’s early fall in Seattle, so how can you do Ruby Tuesday with anything except leaves? Although the great thing about this idea is that people around the world have their own interpretation. Click HERE to see other Ruby Tuesdays. This is from our walk in the Aboretum. It was so funny to see three or even four photographers aiming at the same red tree!




Published Monday, October 13, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Fall day in the Aboretum

Here are a few photos from our walk yesterday. The third photo’s tree looked like some kind of exotic cherry, but I don’t know what it is. The middle is japanese maple leaves.