This very large heron resides by the lake on the golf course where I live. One day, I was sitting by the lake with my camera, trying to get a shot of the osprey catching fish and all of a sudden the heron flew in from nowhere. The light was just perfect and I was able to capture a few photos of he/s...Look Closer
Joanne Caruth United States
Photography has been in my life for as long as I can remember. My father worked at Eastman Kodak in Palo Alto, CA for over 25 years. There was always someone taking a photo, and we had prints of almost all of them. My mother kept them all organized by date in albums, which I now have, as both my parents have passed. I started this digital art journey creating scrapbooks for my two boys. Like most, I created these books by hand, but once I learned about digital scrapbooking, I ditched all the paper, elements and glue for Photoshop. Originally, I was mainly documenting life, making books for the family and as gifts; something I still enjoy. After my boys graduated college, I became more interested in the “artsy” side of memory keeping. I took classes on blending, Photoshop, and studied other artist’s work. Along with that, came a bigger interest in photography. Living in Arizona affords me the opportunity to see different landscapes within a few hours drive, as well as an abundance of wildlife. I’ve always loved animals, so put them in a beautiful place, and I’m hooked. I like to create from my own photos, so most of the images you see here began from a photo or photos I have taken. My work has been published in Living the Photoartistic Life Magazine and Somerset Digital Design Magazine. My husband and I are retired now, and I can devote time to learning and perfecting my photography and artistry.