Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Street Lights

This shot was taken at 5:00 a.m. The leaves were so golden and pretty.It rained on Monday, needless to say the leaves are long gone, but i got the shot.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Where peaceful Waters Flow

I shot this today at a lake in Howard County in between the rain. I was determine that rain would not keep me inside. This is my favorite season. The reason I stay on the the East coast. I love the colors!!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Folige

This picture was taken about 6:30 pm today. I got home early and had some light. I was so excited, because the weather man said we would have a raining weekend again. But I got the shot tonight. Let the good times roll.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The water lillies slide show were taken at the Aquactic Gardens in Washington DC. It is worth the trip. The Grounds are beautiful, and very peaceful.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Lady Monarch

Butterflies truly amaze me. They are so delicate and their colors are glorious. This picture was taken at Brookeside Gardens, located in Maryland. My husband Gary who is also an amazing photographer, introduced me to the Gardens last summer. The Butterflies are from all over the world. You can walk around and they land right on you. I took so many photos. I use their colors to help me design jewelry.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Pink Lady

I photographed this Lotus at the Aquatic Garden in Washington DC. One of my favorite places . You have to imagine fields of these ,about four feet tall, They are so beautiful and serene dancing in the gentile breezes of summer.
My name is Valerie Gillis,
I started taking pictures in the 70's, I'm giving away my age. I have always enjoyed shooting nature, flowers, and animals, not to much a people person. Photographers generally are not. But I can't speak for everyone, just me. I love landscapes, waterfalls and trees. My camera of choice is Nikon D90. I grew up with a Cannon AE1, man I loved that camera, my brother found one for me out west. I treasure it. Well this is my first post to this blog. I will be posting some of my pictures soon. Stay tune!