Ballet Off Stage

Kirsten Evans, Aurora, Sleeping Beauty

Performing arts generally require a stage, often an elaborate stage. In a way, that isolated environment allows the artists to create the magic they do on stage. In a ballet performance, the dancers effortlessly move, fly, jump, with the comfort that … [Read more...]



Performing arts has different phraseology, different emphases than visual arts. I have learned over the past several years how even a fraction of an inch in the foot position, or a finger tip position make a great deal of difference in ballet, if the … [Read more...]

Agon & Orchis: The Opening Night

Orchis on Stage

As I was getting ready to write this post I learned the passing of a dear friend, an elder in our family, our beloved Melin agabey, a gentle soul and a kind man. I dedicate this post to his memory. RIP Melin. After much rehearsals and tweaking, last … [Read more...]

MagCloud Contest Winners

MagCloud Contest article

Thanks to many of my family and friends, my Hagia Sophia Experience publication finished at second place in the MagCloud contest. I have written about that before, but now MagCloud blog has a little write up about the winning entries and entrants. … [Read more...]

MagCloud Contest

MagClolud Contest Runner Up: Hagia Sophia Experience

As the followers of this site probably know, I had submitted my publication "The Hagia Sophia Experience" to a contest run by MagCloud on facebook. I thank all the supporters for their votes and dedication to visit the competition site every day to … [Read more...]

Great Salt Lake Folios Slide Show


You might have seen the individual folios in The Great Salt Lake Folios 1-8 collections. Holding and viewing the print is very satisfying, the tactile experience is part of "photography" I believe. Digital copies, although quite rich in color, lack … [Read more...]

Great Salt Lake Folio – 5

This is the final installment of the series on the Great Salt Lake. Vegetation around and in the Great Salt Lake does not impress the viewer with lush foliage or colorful flowers. However, the halophiles, those that require high salinity create … [Read more...]