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Shining a quick light on what's new and noteworthy at Light Touch Photos. Thanks for stopping and taking a look around! For more info and images click on the image itself. Get notifications when the this journal is updated by clicking the RSS feed in the upper right corner.  


Good advice, don't you think?

August 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Thank you Andy Warhol for the everlasting reminder of what is important.  "Make your own kind of music. Sing your own special song". Nobody can do it like you can! Just create!

Day on the Deck

August 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This is not today (today is a downpour and a washout!) but this pretty view out the kitchen window has been on my camera for a few days and I just set it free!


This is lovely...

August 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
~ Henry Ward Beecher

Sharing this beautiful quote I saw on Facebook today and thought about how true it is.  Thought I'd add this photo to go with it.


Dziekuje bardzo!

August 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Thank you to all who stopped by to view my photos, visit, tell me about your connection to Poland at the St. Stanislaus Polish Festival this weekend. Thank you also to the wonderful staff and helpers who made the event run so smoothly and made my job easy! 
I really enjoyed meeting everyone, talking about photography and our travels to Poland, hearing about your family connections and experiences. A couple of highlights were the two sisters, Łucja and Hallina and their husbands who saw my photo of their hometown of Zielona Góra and had their picture taken holding it. Of course I got in on the photo op!
And while many people were remembering or planning their trip to Poland, one lovely woman whose name I did not get was reliving to the fullest the memories of her trip through my photos. The joy on her face and her excitment of seeing again places she had been were just the best!  

This is what it's all about!

Dziękuję bardzo!

Do zobaczenia w 2019!

Visit my booth at the Polish Culture Festival this weekend!

August 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I was invited to show my photos from our trips to Poland as part of the Polish Festival at St. Stanislaus' Church this weekend, Fri. Aug. 3 from 5-10 pm and Sat. Aug 4 from 4-10 pm.  I will have large, medium & small prints, some framed some matted and some in large books plus note cards and greeting cards to browse, purchase and order. There will be images of Rochester and the area and some of my favorites as well.

I'd be happy to see you and talk about photography and Poland! There will be great Polish food, music and beverages plus lots of fun! Here is the link to the Festival website: Polish Festival Website

Here are a few images to whet your appetite!

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Summer Fun at Brighton

July 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The Summer Performing Arts program at Brighton is a wonderful experience for the students who participate and the audiences who enjoy the shows they put on.  For me it's always special to see former students in action! Here are some highlights from The Lion King and The Wizard of Oz.  You can see all the images here: The Wizard of Oz 2018 and here: The Lion King 2018



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Too much fun!

July 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Too much fun!! "Aladdin, Kids!" directed by the incomparable Jessica Padilla and her staff is ready! Performances 7/18 at 7pm and 7/19 at 1pm in the Brighton High School Auditorium. This show is not just cute (and there's plenty of cute) it's really good! And these kiddos are in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades!
Congratulations to all!

fun with multiple exposures

July 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I've been having a lot of fun with multiple exposures and the impressionistic images they can produce. The biggest challenge is finding a suitable subject and shooting in such a way as to have a good composition in the final image. The pursuit is a work in progress.  Each of the images was created from 20-30 images and the fun part is the surprising result.  You really never know quite what it's going to look like until it's done being processed.  One thing is for never looks like any of the individual images that goes into it.

Below is the most recent experiment. You can follow my explorations here: Multiple Exposure Project

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and another one!

June 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This photo was well received on June 16. I'm enjoying the ICM Facebook page.  So many creative photographers taking this technique well beyond the usual. It's good to be inspired!

What a nice surprise!

June 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

One of the images I made while in Nova Scotia was created with a technique called Intentional camera Movement or ICM.  It can give a very impressionistic or painterly or ethereal look to an image and is fun to do (It can also create a lot of messy images too so trial and error is a big part of it and just playing with a sense of fun).

Lo' and behold, there's a Facebook page devoted to this technique (why am I surprised?!) and it's such an inspiration to see all the different subjects and ways of moving the camera and possibilities!  So I posted a couple and got some nice feedback.  Then the was chosen by the admins of the page as one of the photo of the day on June 7!

Here's the collage they put together and posted for all page members to see.  The original image can be seen HERE:

Photo of the Day - Intentional Camera Movement Facebook pagePhoto of the Day - Intentional Camera Movement Facebook page