Welcome to Corinth Rose

The entry in the photography exhibit register read, “I wish you gave titles and narratives.”   I’ve taken this request to heart and am now meshing my writing and photography skills in Corinth Rose.   Both photography and writing composition deal basically with the same principles—arranging scenes or words in a balanced, proper order;  putting together details mentally and visibly; framing fine points for personal interpretation; cropping or editing unwanted noise or clutter; and ultimately presenting a unique, pleasing creative piece of artwork.   

Center of Interest.  What is it exactly about these two photographs people are so drawn to?  Yes, unusual and beautiful subject matter that draws the eye’s attention.  However, these details are emphasized by the early morning light. 

Trespassing on people’s property—something I’ve been known to occasionally do—for that perfect shot!

A beautiful blue sky overhead and temperatures in the 60’s, it was a perfect May morning for capturing the beauty of Magnolia blossoms.  The magnificent, old magnolia limbs hung over a crumbling, Tupelo sidewalk as I sauntered by.  Anxious to capture that perfect specimen, I noticed one—just up the slight hill into the individual’s yard—just out of reach if I stayed on the sidewalk.  The kind gentleman rolled down his windows as he drove up his driveway, stopped and suggested I also rake all those dying magnolia leaves under his impressive giant, and to keep on snapping.  He smiled and waved goodbye.  I sheepishly grinned and said thank you.

Camera:  Canon PowerShot S30 (Auto—Macro setting) 

Date and Time:  May 2006

Notice the shadows on the head and body of the snake and how they create a distinct pattern of light and dark.  Consequently, the green colored snake hasn’t become part of the background greenery, particularyly his head and eyes.  The filtered light through the trees extracts details otherwise not seen.

This nonpoisonous, striking creature and I made beautiful music together for about 15 minutes. 

Was I afraid?  Yes, but I keep on shooting plopped on the ground in front of him.

Camera:  Canon PowerShot S30 (Auto—Macro setting)

Date and Time:  May 2006

Each image has made its debut in local photography contests as first place winners.  The magnolia print is currently exhibited in each of the 11 Mississippi welcome centers and continues to bring enjoyment to the many individuals who have hung it in their homes.

It is only fitting that I begin Corinth Rose with these two images.  “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16 

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About corinthrose

Born again Christian, helpmate of 42 years, domestic engineer of two children, GRANDmother of six darlings, professional volunteer, fanatic photographer, and a wanna be writer. Occasionally, infatuated with family history, flower photography, and traveling with my hiking buddy.
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13 Responses to Welcome to Corinth Rose

  1. Chris says:

    Very nice mom! congratulations on finally publishing!!! 🙂
    chris

  2. Lois says:

    Congratulations on finally starting your own blog! It looks great!

  3. Pat says:

    Only a dedicated photographer would sit on the ground for 15 minutes with a snake. lol Great debut post. Look forward to many more!

  4. Dean says:

    Great great blog. Love the layout.

  5. David Meints says:

    I like the color and layout of the page. I like the idea of you telling the story behind the photograph. Nice work.

  6. Jackie Meints says:

    You should start your own line of postcards! Congrats on getting the blog set up. Have you thought about a facebook page for Corinth Rose?

  7. Nancy says:

    “Good Works” Your light really shines. Reminds me of a photo show we saw on Pier 39 in SF. I was totally into reading how the photographer captured his image as well as reading what you told about your experience.

  8. BILL AVERY says:

    ASTONISHED AT YOUR SITE CHERYL. I’VE SEEN THE SNAKE/FLOWER PIC BEFORE BUT GET A LIFT EVERY TIME I SEE IT….AND HERE IT COUPLED WITH SCRIPTURE MAKES IT AN EVEN MORE REWARDING MOMENT OF “AWE” AND “REFLECTING” ABOUT LIFE, DESIRE, ACOMPLISHMENT.
    GREAT WORK………..YOU HAVE A BLESSED TALENT……….SHARE IT GIRL!

  9. Carol Heavner says:

    Cheryl, your site is amazing…Great job!!!

  10. Anna Dean says:

    I am glad you Finnaly made A blog I like It!!!!!!!!

  11. Diane Pierce says:

    beautiful!! thanks for sharing!!

  12. Kris says:

    Beautiful site, Cheryl! I’m going to look forward to your entries; thank you for sharing your gifts.

  13. Nancy says:

    Wow you really work at capturing the emotion in your photos.
    I’ve been home 2 days because of the weather however I was also “under the weather”
    Nose dripping eyes watering and sneezing. Seeing your photography perked me up.
    I had to explore your favorite blogs. I’m going to be taking about your blog as well as the ones you listed. I want to share all of this with Sandi P. I subscribed : )

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