Category Archives: Rosemary’s Blog

H’Mong Artisan

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Sapa, Viet Nam 2005 She wears glasses donated by charities in the west…discards from people who need a new prescription. Not sure how she finds a pair that suit her, maybe just trying on pair after pair. She sits by … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

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Destruction

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Morocco 1997 A long abandoned Kasbah, a dying palm tree, a filter that gives the impression of smoke; after many years, I finally worked a concept into one of my photographs. Our instructor, all those years ago, was keen on … Continue reading

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Watercolor Technique

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Digital Painting My watercolor version of a Burmese Woman drinking tea.  It’s all about using the Luminosity blend mode as the finishing touch. You can compare this to the photo I posted yesterday where my last blend mode was Multiply. … Continue reading

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Having Fun

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Digital Painting I looked at some watercolor paintings on Google the other day. One that caught my eye was of a city street, all shades of gray with cars and pedestrians.  A common and boring scene, but the artist’s colors … Continue reading

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Weaving Lotus Silk

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Inle Lake Burma 2011 I liked the pools of light spilling from the windows. Low key with heavy shadows gives an impression of gloom, but the factory was as cheerful as a factory could be. They had a swing strung … Continue reading

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Spinning Lotus Silk

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Inle Lake, Burma 2011 The mill, surrounded by floating lotus plants, stood on wooden piers on the edge of Inle Lake. A few women spun and wove the iridescent fibers into goods to be sold to tourists. Because lotus silk is … Continue reading

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Spanish Mission

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New Mexico, U.S.A. 1992 I may have posted this photo, but I reworked it, so I’ll post it again. I still like this one even though 25 years have passed since I shot it while trying to channel Paul Strand. … Continue reading

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Erg Chebbi, Up Close

Morocco, 1997 Dawn shot of the crest of a dune in Morocco’s Erg Chebbi.  It wasn’t easy to climb to the top. The windward side is softer and the sand slides more than the leeward, so walk on the leeward side. … Continue reading

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Samburu Tribe

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Kenya 1998 We took a few hours off from the animal safari to visit a Samburu village. The Samburu are related to the Maasai. I think some of their customs are similar but the Samburu that we visited were shorter … Continue reading

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