photography and digital scrapbooking

First Photo 2011


chilly winter bell
stands in a garden fallow
ancient secrets kept

f/5.0, 1/50, ISO 800 RAW format, handheld. Developed in Lightroom and Photoshop. Old Film Texture, by Lost & Taken. Quick Edge Burn Photoshop action, by Pioneer Woman. Haiku, by Karen Chandler.


Author: Karen Chandler

Metal clay jewelry, nature photography, and digital scrapbooking are Karen's passions. She is mostly self-taught, enjoying the learning process as much as producing her works of art. Karen's jewelry features fine silver, copper, and bronze. She sculpts and refines metal clay, then kiln fires her pieces and polishes them to perfection. The process allows for exciting interpretations of symbols, shapes, textures, and combinations of metals. A long time user of Photoshop, Karen loves to create digital layouts with her photos. Her layouts and albums are a diary of sorts; documenting milestones, recording happy times, and celebrating her love of nature.

6 thoughts on “First Photo 2011

  1. I really like this bell! Great photo!!

  2. Beautiful Haiku, beautiful photograph!!! Did you compose the poem? So perfect.

  3. I agree, this is just a beautiful haiku and photo, Karen! It definitely suggests “ancient secrets.”