Top

Shop My Courses

Welcome to my site! If you need any help navigating through, just send me a message.

I’d love it if you signed up for my newsletter, just to the right.

dip what?

We're not talking veggies here. So what do I mean when I say 'dip what'? ... it means I'm inspired! What would we do without our friends and connections who inspire us on to create more ... be more?

Today I'm thankful for my friend Debra over at Doodlebug Designz. She and I bounce ideas back and forth off of each other and it really helps to improve both of our photography skills.

Diptych is a word that had never entered my vocabulary and yet here I am, in love. It's actually similar to something I've done before but just thought of my creations as grids. Grids with stories that is.

They always tell a story. That's what I love about them. Storytelling with photography is challenging. Drawing people into your scene so that they can imagine themselves in the midst of the story makes a photo so much more interesting.

What do these shots above make you think of?

What story do you see?

Are you in the center of that story?

I'll share what they make me think of down below ... let's see if we thought of the anything near the same.

Both photos were taken at different times and with different intentions. They just happened to go together so well for this diptych. I did have to lower the saturation on the grasses to match the green of the eucalyptus leaves, but that was a quick and easy fix.

This next set was taken at different times too but in the same location. One is just a straight on shot of the window and the other a flat lay taken with the beautiful light flowing in through that very window.

One of the great things about these is they don't have to speak anything to anyone but you. You can create your own and have photos that really tell a story.

So, if you're a photographer, maybe you'll go and create some of your own diptychs. And if you're not, well I hope you enjoyed this little venture I went on with my photography Sixteen Miles Out.

I'd love to hear what you see in the photos in the comment section below. See you in a few days!

p.s. On the first set of images, what I imagine is a warm summer day, walking through the grasses, totally carefree, wearing a beautiful flowing dress and that hat ... hands out, touching the grass, moving the windblown hair from my face. Not a care in the world ... at least for that day. 😉

Comments

  1. Fabulous!!! First, thank you for linking my blog to yours; second, I love bouncing ideas off of each other. It gets the creative juices flowing. Wonderful photos that link together telling a great story. Diptych’s are such fun and can be challenging but that’s half the fun of being creative, being challenged. Beautiful photos and story today Carolyn. Thank you!

    • You’re welcome Debra! I have to give credit where it’s due! 🙂 I’m so glad you like the photos. I was pleased with these as well. I always love a challenge! Thanks for your kind words. 🙂

I'd love to hear your thoughts ...

I am so thrilled

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

Still Life
5
2018-08-15T05:08:35-07:00

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

She has a gift …

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the...

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

Still Life
5
2019-09-26T18:13:48-07:00

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the right light! She is a sweet and talented soul and her still life photography and work speaks for itself!! Gorgeous!

She has become an amazing teacher of photography

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is...

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

Still Life
5
2019-09-28T11:07:32-07:00

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is displaying.

Her eye for beauty is exceptional!

Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!
Still Life
5
2019-09-28T11:15:27-07:00
Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Still Life
5
2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.
5
5
Still Life