Visual art & nature photography by Teresa M. Stieben BFA with distinction.
Join me as I find inspiration in the natural world of birds and wildlife which I transform into subtle watercolor or bold acrylic paintings.
Down memory lane, though not my memories as these are my older siblings. I have been taking a break from sorting travel photos and have begun the task of scanning old photos and hundreds of old negatives that my daughter rescued. After my father had passed my mother was sorting through photos and tossing many out including the old negatives. I am so thankful that we were visiting at the time and that my daughter had enough interest to save these. Many of the negatives are worse for wear, dirty, stained, scratched and some the image is all but faded; yet amazingly my scanner is doing a fine job in the capture, far better than I had imagined. The most wonderful thing I have realized is that if I scan at 600 to 720 dpi I get phenomenal blow-up clarity. This project has really inspired me towards old film photography and the quality it beholds.
This in my Mom and Dad. On the back of the photo it states "Jim & I. Nova Scotia. six months pregnant with Larry" Taken just before my Dad was sent overseas during WW2.
I love the old folder that these photos were stored in, it seemed fitting to scan the memories escaping their confines. Two images of my Dad and my Mom.
Hello and welcome to my fine art and photography blog where I hope to inspire awe of the natural world. Where you get to slow down and enjoy the gifts of Creation, especially the winged ones. Venture with me as I create from my experiences of traversing Alberta Canada with my camera to capture birds and wildlife and turn the images into works of art. And please do leave me a note of encouragement via comments, thank you.