Earl Harris Photography

Camera Curious Cleo

Cleo was 10 years-old when she arrived at the shelter 2 years ago. She lived there for a little more than 3 months before being rescued. A complete sweetheart, one can only presume she got overlooked because of her age, for it certainly couldn’t be an issue of personality. She is friendly, curious, affectionate and quick to try to give humans a bath with her sandpaper tongue. I don’t know if she thinks we’re all dirty or if she just likes the way we taste. Her beautiful tortoise-shell coloring combines with a very distinctive voice and an insatiably curious disposition. She seems to enjoy having a forever home now. Her housekeeper and kitchen staff certainly loves her.

"Camera Curious" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 2500, f/2.0 at 1/125 sec., 85 mm

“Camera Curious” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 2500, f/2.0 at 1/125sec., 85 mm
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Let’s Be Social

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Butterfly Sunshine – Revisited and Reworked

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may recall a post from July called Butterfly Sunshine (you can see it here). It’s a photo I already liked, but felt I could take in a somewhat different direction and still have an appealing image. So here it is, revisited and reworked. Which version do you prefer? Please leave your comments below.

"Butterfly Sunshine (reworked)" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

“Butterfly Sunshine (reworked)” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm
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On-going Social Engagements

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Getting My Ducks in a Row

Christmas is just 2 weeks away, and  I’ve felt guilty because I haven’t started  and don’t want to start shopping.  Although I’m getting nowhere fast on that front, I did finally get some paperwork taken care of that had stacked up on my desk. I hung the “Bah humbug!” sign my dear sister gave me on the front door, simultaneously beginning and completing my holiday decorating chores. I fertilized the orchids this morning;  their appearance reminded me yesterday that I’ve neglected to do it since James passed away in September. I started feeding his beloved “Forest Kitties” – a feral cat colony residing a mile or so from the house that he ensured had clean food and water daily over those too-few months the cancer was in remission; and portrait bookings have picked up, at least for the time being. And I’m trying to get out more to take pictures for fun – for myself; something I had neglected in lieu of the need to regroup and reorganize in solitude, prayer and contemplation. That need is still very much present, but I’m attempting to interject a bit of balance from external influences, at times with great difficulty. I need more balance to get through Christmas and New Year’s. I need it to get through today.

"Ducks in a Row" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 140, f/10 at 1/200 sec., 116 mm

“Ducks in a Row” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 140, f/10 at 1/200 sec., 116mm
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A Pink Spot Between Two Moons

“As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.”
– Cleveland Amory

The title is a reference to Cooper’s little pink nose and those big, moon-like eyes. Probably not what you were expecting…

"A Pink Spot Between Two Moons" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 2500, f/2.2 at 1/200  sec., 85 mm

“A Pink Spot Between Two Moons” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 2500, f/2.2 at 1/200 sec., 85mm
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Observable Social Behavior

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Lauren & Jared

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother’s love outlives them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Lauren and Jared" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/500  sec., 85 mm

“Lauren and Jared” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/500
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Resting in the Garden

There is a grave in Rose Hill Cemetery that has become a lush garden of tropical plants. Catholic idols and instruments attend this woman, this mother, who was so obviously cherished by family and friends. As I was roaming through the cemetery in the last few minutes of daylight, my eye was caught by this grave and the way the combination of light and shadow drew the eye directly to the angel statue, holding a rosary and watching over this loved one. I was struck by the variety of ways we express our grief and our love for those who have died, and liked how grief for this much-loved mother has grown into a garden.

"Resting in the Garden" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/9.0 at 1/13 sec., 85 mm

“Resting in the Garden” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/9.0 at 1/13 sec., 85 mm

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Look No Farther

The wording on the door sign at “Images by Fisher” in Holly Hill promises that one need “look no farther” for a unique gift. As I studied and framed this scene, it was the unique grammar that caught my attention. I have often looked no further, though I don’t recall a time when I have looked no farther. So, what’s the difference and is one of these words incorrect for use in this phrase?

In my mind, I think of “farther” as implying a distance not yet traversed, while “further” seems to most often have a place already reached attached to it, as in, “I shall travel no further than this today” vs. “I plan to go farther.”

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"Look No Farther" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/3.5 at 1/400 sec., 85 mm

“Look No Farther” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/3.5 at 1/400 sec., 85 mm

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Free Ghoulish Halloween Desktop Wallpaper!

Happy Halloween readers and subscribers!

I invite you to download and share this free Halloween desktop wallpaper image.

Enjoy… and happy haunting!

Reverse-click and Save Image to your local hard drive

Reverse-click and Save Image to your local hard drive. Click to see larger size. Full-size image download is 2184×1458.

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Concrete Parallels

“A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone.”
– Aesop

"Concrete Parallels" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/4 at 1/20 sec., 16 mm

“Concrete Parallels” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/4 at 1/20 sec., 16 mm

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Flagged as Abstract

Far more powerful than religion, far more powerful than money, or even land or violence, are symbols. Symbols are stories. Symbols are pictures, or items, or ideas that represent something else. Human beings attach such meaning and importance to symbols that they can inspire hope, stand in for gods, or convince someone that he or she is dying. These symbols are everywhere around you.
― Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed

I’ve long been fascinated by symbols. I recently looked down and found myself standing on a flag, though it wasn’t one I recognized. For an instant, I thought perhaps I should step back out of respect, but swiftly brushed that thought away: it was already on the ground and heavily trampled upon.

"Flag" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

“Flag” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

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