Robyn Graham Photography, LLC: Blog en-us (C) Robyn Graham Photography, LLC (Robyn Graham Photography, LLC) Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:05:00 GMT Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:05:00 GMT Robyn Graham Photography, LLC: Blog 120 80 A Trio of Daisys "The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails." - William Shakespeare


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2013 Lily Series – 09 “Vow to be valiant;
Resolve to be radiant;
Determine to be dynamic;
Strive to be sincere;
Aspire to be attuned.”
- William Arthur Ward
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V is for Valiant


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Ethereal E-t-h-e-r-e-a-l



Heaven we




All-knowing of


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Ethereal in Black and White

Would love to hear from you which you prefer and find to be  most ethereal – Ethereal, or Ethereal in black and white.


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2013 Lily Series – 11 “Fascination”

The charm of desire,

The happiness of pleasure,

The enthusiasm of fascination,

The determination of passion,

The stimulation of encouragement,

All of which fashion attraction

And foster the inclination to take action. 

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The poem for “Fascination” is written with words that either the color orange, or the orange lily represent.

With this post I conclude the 2013 Lily Series….but only until new blooms ensue.

I hope you have enjoyed the different perspectives of the lily presented in this series, and that you have found them inspiring.

Blessings to all.



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2013 Lily Series – 10 “Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it” – Emily Dickinson
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Simply Exquisite

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Standing Tall Amongst Life’s Exquisite Spells of Conspiracy


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2013 Lily Series – 08 “All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud, you have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The Unfolding


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2013 Lily Series – 07 “Humility, that low, sweet root, From which all heavenly virtues shoot” – Thomas More
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Humility Uncertain



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2013 Lily Series – 06 “What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God”- Monica Baldwin


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2013 Lily Series – 05 “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” – Gail Devers



Determination is just one thing that the color orange represents.


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2013 Lily Series – 04 Love stories are journeys.
All have a beginning, all have a middle, and unfortunately, some have an end.
But, as long as there is love, there is hope.
As long as there is hope, there is a journey of love.
This my friend, is the majesty of it all.

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The Beginning

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Majesty of it All

Happy Valentine’s Day!  May your day and years be filled with love and hope.  May your life be a journey of love.


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2013 Lily Series – 03  

“Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits” – William Shakespeare


“I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.” – Frederick Perls




It is somewhat ironic that expectation is the word that came to mind when contemplating this evening’s post.  Why, you might ask.  Because tonight I am filled with both excitement and anticipation, and trying not to escalate my expectations of the gallery opening I am participating in tomorrow evening.  The Buck’s County Project Gallery has its debut tomorrow night and the owner, who is also an artist and photographer, asked me to participate when she saw my sunflower series earlier this year.  I was very honored and am filled with gratitude that she found my work worthy of her gallery featuring fabulous photography by Buck’s County artists.  Even more ironic, is that the author of the second quote above was born in Germany,  as was Stephanie, the gallery owner, who, I believe, lives by the philosophy so eloquently stated in the quote.


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2013 Lily Series – 02 “A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.” – Lewis Mumford


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2013 Lily Series – 01 Tonight begins a journey with the Lily.  Historically, the Lily has represented majesty.  In some parts of history it can be found that Lilies of various colors represent something other than, or in addition to, majesty.  For example, the white Lily, as I posted last week, represents purity and virtue.  Throughout the 2013 Lily series you will see Lilies of varying color as well as black and white images of Lilies.  The Lily itself is a magnificent flower.  It can be a challenge to photograph, but if you have wonderful natural light, those challenges seem to fade to artistic creation.  I hope you enjoy the series and look forward to your comments and feedback.


The Opening Act – Sensuality



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Weekend Breakfast Our weekend breakfast treat…

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Weekend Breakfast

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Pancakes with Blueberries and Confectioner’s Sugar


Recipe for Pancakes from Scratch


2 cups of flour, sifted

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

Mix all of the above ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

2 eggs, beaten

1 3/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons melted butter

Add last three ingredients to dry mixture.

Stirring gently, mix well.

Pour mixture in 1/8 to 1/4 cup amounts onto a pre-heated griddle and fry.  Flip each pancake once the entire surface is covered in bubbles.

Serve with pure maple syrup, or garnish with fresh blueberries and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.

Our little secret…we double the batch and the kids pull them out during the week and re-heat them.  Delicious this way too!




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An Antique Camera “There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas

“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” – Yousuf Karsh

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Kodak Duaflex III Camera – In Contrast – Loved the Lighting In This One

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Kodak Duaflex III Camera – In Color

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Kodak Duaflex III Camera – Close Up


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Virtue and Chastity Did you know that white lilies symbolize chastity and virtue – and were the symbol of the Virgin Mary’s purity and her role of Queen of the Angels?


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Through the Glass of Old You look

Through the window of old

To find

Beauty unfold.

You listen

But the story is yet untold

Of how the beauty

Was preserved as gold.

You touch

The glass so cold

That hides the stories

Of the ancient and bold.

You smell

The musty hold

Of days gone by

And memories that can’t be sold.

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Through the Glass of Old


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Beauty of Line “Art and picture making with a camera are fundamentally the same, requiring such essential qualities as good taste, beauty of line, and perfect juxtaposition of tone, together with atmosphere that stirs the emotion.. ..With vision and imagination in the mind of the operator, the most exquisite results can be obtained with detail that no other medium can record with such precision.” - Gilbert Adams

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Beauty of Line


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Immortality and Compassion “I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.  He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion.” – William Faulkner



What do you think?  Black and white or color?  Does one speak to you more than the other?


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Love of Others… “Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.”


- African saying

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The Love of Others Helps us Stand Tall No Matter What We Think of Ourselves  - Robyn Graham


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