Heather Simonds Photography http://heathersimondsphotography.com Light Matters about Lightmatters Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:54:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Film Noir Visits The Local Cafe http://heathersimondsphotography.com/film-noir-visits-the-local-cafe/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/film-noir-visits-the-local-cafe/#comments Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:17:38 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7278 Film Noir Visits The Local Cafe   Recreate the past? Easy. Take one pretty lady. One nostalgic cafe (be sure to get permission in advance, especially if you are going to haul lights into the dark corners). And there you […]

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Hermit Thrush http://heathersimondsphotography.com/hermit-thrush/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/hermit-thrush/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:28:05 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7158 Hermit Thrush – A Melody Marvel   Little brown songbirds. Unassuming? When they thrust their head back and open up their tiny throat in song, you will never think the same again. Take the little brownish feathered example, the Hermit […]

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Reflecting On A Siberian Summer Flood http://heathersimondsphotography.com/reflecting-on-a-siberian-summer-flood/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/reflecting-on-a-siberian-summer-flood/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 04:56:00 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7161 Reflecting On A Siberian Summer Flood   It is that time of year again. Summer. When it rains in some parts of the world and others suffer from drought. Splish, Splosh. Crisp, Crush. California Drought – Mother Earth Is Cracking […]

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Great Horned Owl Owlets – All Fluff And Winglets http://heathersimondsphotography.com/great-horned-owl-owlets-all-fluff-and-winglets/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/great-horned-owl-owlets-all-fluff-and-winglets/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 01:55:21 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7205 Great Horned Owl Owlets – Fluff and Winglets   Great Horned Owls, Bubo virginianes, are around and abundant, we just are not usually aware of their presence. Along with all of the usual owl environmental awareness attributes (keen eyesight, light, noiseless flight) […]

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Mongolian Wrestlers Reach Out For Each Other At The Nadaam Games http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolian-wrestlers-nadaam-games/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolian-wrestlers-nadaam-games/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 22:54:07 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=4500 Mongolian Wrestlers Reach Out For Each Other At The Nadaam Games   Every July Mongolian Wrestlers meet at the Nadaam Games to wrap their arms around each other, more or less, and share sports camaraderie that dates back to Ghengis […]

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Mongolia Nadaam Games Opening Parade – Rain or Shine http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolia-nadaam-games-opening-parade-rain-or-shine/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolia-nadaam-games-opening-parade-rain-or-shine/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 22:06:55 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7136 Mongolia Nadaam Games Opening Parade – Rain or Shine   Rain on the Nadaam Games Opening Parade? No matter, everyone is ready. Mother Nature just requires a little accommodation. Work things out, find out what she is up to and […]

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Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus http://heathersimondsphotography.com/lala-mustafa-pasha-mosque-famagusta-northern-cyprus/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/lala-mustafa-pasha-mosque-famagusta-northern-cyprus/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 19:01:07 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7050 Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus   If you leave the southern beaches of Cyprus and travel to “the North”, a northeast turn of the wheel (from Nicosia) may find yourself in the city of Famagusta on the eastern […]

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Mongolia Nadaam Games Competition Half Time Break http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolia-nadaam-games-half-time/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolia-nadaam-games-half-time/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 00:16:14 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7087 Mongolia Nadaam Games Competition Half Time   You know what half time means, a break from the action. And the Mongolia Nadaam Games can compete with any sports half time around the world. Break Drink Consume Share Relax It is […]

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The Writing Is On The Siberian Walls http://heathersimondsphotography.com/the-writing-is-on-the-siberian-walls/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/the-writing-is-on-the-siberian-walls/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:13:45 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7060 The Writing Is On The Siberian Walls   Siberian walls are smothered in messages. Subliminal and scrawly ones. Obvious, simplistic and humorous ones. Scratchy, graphic and historic ones. In Russia, English is rare, almost discouraged, and Siberian walls follow suit […]

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Night Photography In The California Desert http://heathersimondsphotography.com/night-photography-in-the-california-desert/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/night-photography-in-the-california-desert/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:01:51 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7024 Night Photography In The California Desert     Desert night photography is as unpredictable as any dark venture. As long as you do not mind the sticky vegetation, invasive insects and reptilian creatures hanging out with you in the California […]

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California Drought – Mother Earth Is Cracking Up http://heathersimondsphotography.com/california-drought-mother-earth-cracking-up/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/california-drought-mother-earth-cracking-up/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:16:47 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6961 California Drought – Mother Earth Is Cracking Up   California droughts do not always get folks excited but this one has people by the throats. Gasp! Sputter! Gag! It is dry out there. Don’t you agree that droughts come at […]

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Snowing In New York City http://heathersimondsphotography.com/snowing-in-new-york-city/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/snowing-in-new-york-city/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 03:48:49 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6856 Snowing In New York City, Disabled but not Crippled     In this town snowstorms are civilized enough that umbrellas are the head covering of choice, but a pinched plastic bag will do for a quick trip to the corner store. […]

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Siberian Boys and Pesky Pigeons http://heathersimondsphotography.com/siberian-boys-and-pesky-pigeons/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/siberian-boys-and-pesky-pigeons/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:57:23 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6774 Siberian Boys and Pesky Pigeons What is the symbiotic attraction between boys and birds? Siberian boys and wild pigeons illustrate the global appeal of impulsive outdoor fun. Laughing, flying, smiling, persisting, glancing, swooping, pondering, diving, controlling, avoiding, rewarding, swarming. It […]

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Houseboat Perspective Kerala Southwest India, Part 2 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/houseboat-perspective-kerala-southwest-india-part-2/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/houseboat-perspective-kerala-southwest-india-part-2/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:59:16 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=4067   Houseboat Perspective Kerala Southwest India, Part 2   A cruise in southwest India? Kerala, Alleppey, Appaluza, Malabar. Pepper, rubber, spices. Beaches and backwaters. Brackish canals and estuaries. A houseboat perspective is what you need to see this area as a […]

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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Dog Daze http://heathersimondsphotography.com/glenbow-ranch-provincial-park-dog-daze/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/glenbow-ranch-provincial-park-dog-daze/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:17:04 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6917 Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Dog Daze   It was my lucky day! I was off to the unique park that everyone has been barking about in dog walking circles, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. The drive down the ravine overlooking the […]

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Spring Equinox Flowers http://heathersimondsphotography.com/spring-equinox-flowers/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/spring-equinox-flowers/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:56:40 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6897 Spring Equinox   …. the wolf and the lamb the lion and the deer far away yet together look at the unity of this spring and winter manifested in the equinox you too must mingle my friends since the earth […]

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Vietnamese New Year Traditions http://heathersimondsphotography.com/vietnamese-new-year-traditions/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/vietnamese-new-year-traditions/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:05:33 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6860 Vietnamese New Year Traditions   Red and yellow Vietnamese street lanterns overwhelm the omnipresent national flag. Vietnamese New Year traditions are part of the biggest festival in Vietnam. Cafes resound wishes for prosperity, banners wing new year welcomes across the […]

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Joshua Tree National Park Evening Sky Beckons http://heathersimondsphotography.com/joshua-tree-national-park-evening-sky-beckons/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/joshua-tree-national-park-evening-sky-beckons/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:11:15 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6870 Joshua Tree National Park Evening Sky Beckons   Joshua Tree National Park evening sky is a peculiar and atypical place. Strange trees, geologic wonders, high desert, giant marbles, San Andreas Fault, cold nights, weathered granite, indigenous birds and mammals all […]

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New York City Snowstorm http://heathersimondsphotography.com/new-york-city-snowstorm/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/new-york-city-snowstorm/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:34:16 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6835   New York City Snowstorm   A wish come true.   You can only hope to be with camera in a place as densely populated as New York City when it is mildly crippled by Mother Nature. Slushing through this […]

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