She’s SO Far Away!

Our daughter, Alissa, is teaching English to 5th and 6th graders in Ulsan, South Korea. She’s over 7,000 miles from home! Fortunately, we were able to visit her at the beginning of March. She left a little over 6 months ago and will be there until August. So happy for her to have this opportunity. She has adjusted well  – has made friends and the students love her!

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It’s a “peace sign” for Americans, but it’s just what Koreans do for photos.

Alissa works with three co-teachers who are bilingual. We met all three lovely ladies, but only had the opportunity to spend away-from-school time with Ellie, the 6th grade English teacher. What a sweet woman!


Ellie & Alissa

Many people say Alissa & I look alike.


Photo courtesy of Jack Shannon

Here we are both at age 3. Alissa on the left, me on the right. Whoa…twins!

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We text often and Skype occasionally, but it’s not the same as being together.  I look forward to the next time I see sweet Alissa. In the meantime, stay safe sweetie and know I love you with all my heart. IMG_6202





Yes 2 Yoga Headshots

I had fun meeting & photographing the instructors at Yes 2 Yoga. The owner, Donna Duffy, is building a new website and asked that I take headshots of  instructors needing one. We met on a Saturday after classes were finished for the day and I took the photographs in the studio.

There are large windows providing a fair amount of light in the Yes 2 Yoga studio. I placed each subject with her face toward the window light. I wanted the flash to be fill flash and not the main source of light, so camera settings were:  ISO 800, f/4.0, 1/60 sec. I used my 100mm fixed focal length macro lens and was sure that Image Stabilization (IS) was on.


I took a few extra photos of Donna.IMG_5277 - 5x7

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Good luck ladies in all you do! Namaste.