What’s the Best Camera?

Answer: The one you have on you.  For most of us, that's our mobile phone.  Sure, there are limitations, but it's still possible to get some good shots!    "Jolene's Life in Focus" actually started as an experiment in mobile phone art early in 2010.  Long before I ever owned a DSLR, I had my Motorola Droid.  So, I …

I’m Back!

After struggling to keep up with my blog for several months, I had to admit defeat and step away for a time.  But, I'm happy to report that I've successfully completed another quarter, and I'm taking the summer off!  No more teachers, no more books.... So, back to blogging!  There's a lot I want to …

Fun with Nikon

Bitterly cold winds blew through Whatcom County a couple of days ago...but no snow.  Meteorologists promised, and for a while some flurries got my hopes up...but there was no snow.   I had been hoping to take pictures with my new Nikon D90. 30 minutes south in Skagit County, however, so much snow fell that a stretch of …

Odd One Out

Even in the animal kingdom, there are those mouthy, socially awkward creatures who just don't quite know how to fit in.

Little Hands

This post is an experiment to see if I can upload a photo and blog directly from my phone, the original Motorola DROID. Tonight, I'm at Red Robin in Burlington, Washington with some friends and their children for a birthday.  These little hands belong to Rick and Angela's son, Alex.  It was amazing - he …

After Dark Art

Tonight I pulled out the new tripod and headed to the marina for my first attempt at after dark photography.  Long exposures, low light...what fun, right?  Yeah....I have a LOT to learn.    I played around until a herd of skateboarders came barreling through and disrupted my quiet concentration.  This shot was probably the best attempt, …

Found Fortune

Cell phone photo time!  I noticed this thin strip of paper laying face down in front of the door to work this morning.  The size and shape told me immediately it was from a fortune cookie, so I grabbed it.  After looking at it, I had to wonder - do you suppose this was strategically …