Saving Daylight

The best thing about Daylight Savings is when leaving working after 7pm doesn’t mean I completely missed the sunset. Took a detour to the pier after leaving the office tonight and was rewarded with this peaceful and beautiful view.



Photo Challenge, Week 43: Spooky Halloween Infrared Animated GIF

Okay so this was a great learning opportunity! Actually, everything about photography is a learning experience for me still, but this challenge was intimidating – mostly because it included elements from Week 35: Translucent Outdoor Long Exposures that I didn’t have time to try, plus infrared photography which I was not familiar with. All that said, I think my first attempts with translucent long exposure in infrared came out okay.

What do you think?






Photo Challenge, Weeks 19-22: Mother Nature, Stairway, Macro, Geometry

2015 Photo Challenge, Week 19: Outdoor Photography – Mother Nature | “Graduation Bouquet”| Photo by LaShawnda Jones for
2015 Photo Challenge, Week 20: Architecture – Stariwell | Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Entry | | Photo by LaShawnda Jones for
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2015 Photo Challenge, Week 21: Macro – Write | Overlooking Montreal from Mont Royal| Photo by LaShawnda Jones for
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2015 Photo Challenge, Week 22: Numbers – Geometry | “Trump on Fifth” | Photo by LaShawnda Jones for

PC Week 8: Architecture – Bridges

A post from the winter. I enjoyed the shooting and the editing of these photos.


Exhibit closed June 27, 2015

I wandered into this exhibit on Saturday while walking around my neighborhood. It is a truly magnificent portrayal of the evolution of a creative life. As I told someone in the gallery, “Gabriel Figueroa sounds like someone I have heard of, but I would not been able to pinpoint why…. Though I am absolutely sure he has been referenced in countless works I’ve seen, heard or read.” The exhibit explores his career from the beginning as he learned photography by doing studio head shots to his transition into film with still photography and onward to creative collaborations with directors and other artists.

If you are in New York City and have any appreciation for photography or cinema, I encourage you to go see this exhibit before it closes on Saturday, June 27. It’s on display at El Museo Del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th St.

Photo Challenge, Week 6 – Prime Numbers

Week 6’s photo challenge was to capture prime numbers – actual numbers, not spelled out. I immediately thought of addresses and street signs. This challenge got me walking quite a bit as I walked from one prime street to another. I caught a few prime numbers in between the streets as well. Much fun!

2014 Photo Challenge Submissions – Still Life

Continuing with my 2014 Photo Challenge Submission posts. I began participating in the Photo Challenges in Week 8 of 2014. After I posted Week 8, I went back a week and posted the Week 7 challenge as well and I have posted a photo every week since.

I am sharing my final submitted photos by challenge category: Composition, Landscape, Nature & Wildlife, Still Life, and Special Effects & Techniques. Learn more about the challenge here:

This has been and continues to be a wonderful photographic journey for me!

Here are my Still Life submissions for the 2014 Photo Challenge.