Monthly Archives: October 2018

Subsequent staircase thoughts on black and white

Yesterday Karen commented that she liked the black-and-white quality of the middle staircase photo. And that was really interesting to me, because even though it looked black and white, it was actually a color photo. Something about the way light … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Staircase

Coming upstairs just now from my department meeting, I really liked the patterns of shadow and light on the staircase. Took a few quick pictures, natch 🙂 I think I like the photo in the middle best, mostly because in … Continue reading

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Top Down

I took this photo of our birch tree this week on a sunny early evening as I arrived home from work. Trees die from the top down, something I learned from the arborist years ago when our birch tree was … Continue reading

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What’s in a tagline (Part 2): Changing my blog’s identity AGAIN

Welcome to KatherineWikoff.com, version 3.0. Today marks the launch of a new tagline for my blog’s “identity,” and I think I’ve FINALLY found something that fits. Version 1.0 Starting out in 2012, I subtitled my blog “Ideas on creativity, innovation, … Continue reading

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A “Ha-Ha” Aha

In reading a book recently, I came across a reference to something I’d never heard of before: a “ha-ha.” This turned out to be a fun little piece of landscape trivia to learn about. A ha-ha is a feature of … Continue reading

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Some follow-up thoughts on light

Probably the one thing that fascinates me most about photography is the way light makes or breaks an image. Here are three pictures taken on different days this week. I took the first photo, which I posted yesterday, a few … Continue reading

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Green lawn, white building, angled shadows, caged “works” (and thoughts on blogging)

Something about the bright sunlight and the white building, the slanted shadows and the lush green grass, and finally the caged meters and pipes caught my eye as I was walking down the hill to Starbucks a few days ago. … Continue reading

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