Saturday, March 5, 2016

New Exhibit & Updates

I'm doing a art exhibit next week & here is the information for it

17th Annual St. Catherine of Bologna: Photography, Art, & Poetry Exhibition & Sale
St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Guild
112 Erskine Road Ringwood, NJ 07456
Friday March 11th ~ Sunday March 13th
Artist Reception - Friday March 11th 7pm - 9pm
 
 
Also, as you can tell from the date of my previous post that I don't blog as often as I should.  If you want to see all my latest photo uploads please check out my Fine Art America gallery where I'm also selling my work at:  http://denise-keegan-photography.pixels.com/
 
and also on my instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/spunkydenisha/
 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Macro photography trick article

http://www.lynda.com/articles/macro-photos-plastic-cup/?mobileRedirect=false

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Upload a day on Fine art america - making up for lost time

Hello again, I know its been awhile since I last posted but I've been busy with work & other activities that didn't leave me enough time to post a photo a day.  Instead I created a new gallery on Fine Art America with 15 photos so that more than makes up for the days I haven't posted since August 11th.  I hope you enjoy


Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Upload a Day on Fine Art America - Days 7 ~ 10

I was a bit busy these past few days & didn't have a chance to post.  so here is the last 4 days.

Two of the photos are from my honeymoon where I was on a cruise that sailed from NYC & stopped in Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay ( a private Island owed by Carnival) & Nassau, which we never made it to because we had to sail back early because of hurricane Earl.


This one was taken on the ship:


This one was taken in Grand Turk:



The next two photographs were taken while I was on my 1 year anniversary vacation to Williamsburg Virgiinia.

This was taken at Busch Gardens:


This one was taken in Colonial Williamsburg


Enjoy !

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Upload a day on fine art america - day 6

Enjoy today's upload on fine art America, this was taken at a recent rock concert that I went to at Izod Center in NJ where I saw Queen + Adam Lambert.  It was an awesome concert & the lights were being played during the song "Who Wants to Live Forever".

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Upload a day on Fine Art America - Day 5

Enjoy today's picture that is available for purchase on Fine Art America.  This was taken in Keyport, NJ & is one of my earlier portfolio favorites.

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/bay-of-keyport-denise-keegan-frawley.html?newartwork=true

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Challenge - days 1 & 2

Its been awhile since I did a month challenge or even posted on here lol   

I'm going to post a new photo from my own portfolio to my online website Fine Art America.

Of course I just thought of this idea today so here are 2 photos

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-green-fish-denise-keegan-frawley.html

and this one

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/piranah-denise-keegan-frawley.html

At least I made it a theme to tie in the 2 days together.

This gives me an opportunity to go through my collection of photographs & add to my online gallery on Fine Art America where my photos are also available to buy as well.

Also I still upload a photo & enter contest via Twenty20.com  here is a link to my public gallery:

https://www.twenty20.com/spunkydenisha

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October Challenge & new things

For this month I decided to give myself another challenge & take Halloween related photos everyday!
 
I've been posted the pics on my www.takeanewpicture.blogspot.com page
 
 
Instagram: @spunkydenisha
 
 
Speaking of instagram, I recently joined instacanvas which let you sell you instagram art pictures
 
 
they also have contests singling out certain subjects, like trees, clouds, & colors.
 
I just entered one of my photos for the orange color contest, please vote!
 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New blog post & update


I realized its been a long time since I posted a picture on here, I've been busy with job promotion  & family stuff.   

Also for the month of July I've been displaying my photography at the Riverdale Public Library.

I also was shopping around for a new camera and ended up getting the Canon Rebel T5I which I like & has me feeling a little more inspired again.  




Canon t5i


Here is my newest take a picture blog post


Enjoy!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A different photography perspective

I saw this photographer on the today show a few weeks ago and was amazed by his birds eye view photography and the unique way he captures it, which is so scary to me!

http://www.today.com/id/26184891/vp/#50887151

Here is link to his website

http://www.georgesteinmetz.com/index.php

Monday, February 4, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Last 5 Days

The past few days have been a little bit busy for me with going to a Keane concert, birthday dinner, working an extra day.  I have not given up on this challenge so here are the last 5 days of the challenge.  Enjoy!
 

Day 26 - Playing with Shadows 
 This was taken at the Keane concert  I went to at Radio City Music Hall


Day 27 - Natural Light
This was taken in the middle of the ocean while I was on my cruise
 
 
 
Day 28 - Incorporate Motion
I call this one Spinning - I took this picture while I was spinning around in my computer chair
 
 
 
Day 29 - Clouds
 
 
 
Day 30 - Yourself 30 Days Later

 
 
 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 25 - Whatever you Want

My photo today was taken in Asbury Park, NJ.  I liked the perspective of Tillie in the background and this statue of Patriarch Athenagoras (Man of Love 1886-1972) in the foreground. 


Monday, January 28, 2013

30 Photo Challenge - Day 24 - Favorite color scheme

Of course teal is included in my favorite color scheme. I got this peacock pillow as a Christmas gift this year from my mom!
 
 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Days 22 & 23

Day 22 - Someone you Love
 
 
This is a picture of my dad & I for my birthday in 2011!
 
 
 
Day 23 - Childhood Memory
 
One of the things I remember when I was in Disney World for the first time with my parents was being on this ride.
 
 


Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 20 - Whatever I want

When I was donating blood today you have to fill our a questionnaire about if you have ever been out of the country in the past three years and the nurse asked me where I was.  I was telling her about my cruise to the Bahamas and going horse back riding on the beach.  On a cold day like today I wish I was there!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Days 18 & 19

Day 18 - Depicting Emotion

This was taken by my photographer friend James Damion a few years back in a supermarket and I'm elated to be holding my favorite cereal!



 
Day 19 - Landscape

Of course I had to share a picture of the Grand Canyon, I went there on a trip back in 2005



Monday, January 21, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 17 - Street Lights

I took a picture of these street lights in Roswell, New Mexico in 2005 on a road trip with my Mom.    They really love to make everything alien themed in the town lol


Sunday, January 20, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 16 - Experimenting with Light

This photo was taken to create the effect of turning night into day.  I took this picture with a high ISO & a long exposure .

Friday, January 18, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 14 - Focusing on Eyes

I love green eyes, especially Sebastian's eyes and in this photo I love how they have little bit of  the reflection of the TV or another light reflecting off of them.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

30 Day Photo Challange - Day 13 - Photo Edit You Like

A lot of times I use photo shop to tweak some of the photos I use when I have an exhibit coming up.  Sometimes its just a simple edit like levels or curves to even out the tone.  Other times I like to use other photo edits such as:

Clone tool/ patch tool
 
 
I took this pic in Martha's Vineyard & liked just the four boats & used the clone tool and patch tool to get rid of the back boat and some of the extra rope.
 
 
Vibrancy Tool
 
 
 
I took this pic on a hike in Speculator, NY and wanted brighten it up a bit because the original was hazy and muted.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 12 - Same Shot Different Light

This is the same shot as yesterday but in sepia tone.  I actually like the tone and texture of the trees in this shot versus the black and white.  Makes me want to take more sepia toned photos.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 11 - Black & White

Black & white photography is something I usually don't do very often, but I do have a few in my collection that I like including this photo. 
I took on a stop over in Indiana overlooking one of the great lakes on a trip driving to Mt Rushmore.

Monday, January 14, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Days 9 & 10

The reason why there wasn't a post yesterday was:  A:  I wasn't feel well yesterday, B:  I was busy watching Golden Globes, and C: I honestly forgot!  So here are the past two days:


Day 9 - Something from a distance

This pictures was taken looking in the distance of a path at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ

 
Day 10 - Whatever you want
 
Today is another day where I get to post what I want so today is a photo that I took of a peacock feather and then did a photoshop effect to it by solarizing it and then making it pixelated.
 
 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 8 - Something Close Up

This is the bottom of a soda bottle, I loved the color & texture of the photo.
 
 

Friday, January 11, 2013

30 Day Photo Challange - Day 7 - Silhoutte

I had taken this picture a few years ago at one of my old jobs.  I remember walking into the office one day & as I approached my desk & looked on the floor I noticed how the way the papers were stacked on my desk created this face in the shadows on the floor & the garbage can created the neck of the face.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 6 - From a Low Angle

This was taken inside the lobby of Radio City Music Hall when I went to see the Rockettes last month.
 
 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 5 - Whatever You Want

Since its whatever I want today of course I'm going to have a picture of Sebastian the best cat ever! lol  For Christmas I got an electric blanket (best gift ever) in white so I never see cat hair too.  Sebastian loves it & its so cute because he blends in with the blanket.  Its cat camouflage!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 4 - From a high angle

This photo was taken on my honeymoon cruise on in my room balcony looking down at the lower decks & the ocean!

Monday, January 7, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 3 - Favorite Place to Be

One of my favorite places to be is Disney World especially Epcot World Showcase where they have the different countries each with their own restaurant featuring that country's food.   This is a photo of Epcot Morocco (that is based on 3 cities) where the real Morocco paid for it to be built so it would be done right!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 1 & 2

Day 1 is a picture of yourself & Day 2 is what I wore today so I decided to combine the days together.  Today I had to work so here is my typical work uniform.  I normally don't wear yellow pants but I found them for $10 at Old Navy since our color are blue & yellow.  I'm really dedicated aren't I lol !
 
 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year New Challenge

Happy New Year!   My friend Jack McKenzie tagged me in a post on FB about a 30 day photo challenge & I accepted the challenge since I was looking for something new to do with my photography anyway!     I will be posting on here & on my take a picture blog since it ties in with that as well! 
 
So far I haven't have any new shows lined up, the end of the year snuck up on me & I haven't inquired about anything yet, but I will keep you posted when that changes.  I will also try to put add more of my photographs on my Fine Art America and zazzle sites and keep you posted on that as well!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy 12-12-12 - Christmas Shopping

I had to post on a day like this.  Today is only 13 more days until Christmas and if you are still looking for that special gift for someone might I suggest buying a unique artistic gift & support local artists.

For my photography items you can shop for printed framed photos including metal prints at Fine Art America:

http://denise-keegan-photography.artistwebsites.com/?tab=artworkgalleries

For printed photography items  such as mugs, bags etc. please visit my Zazzle Store

http://www.zazzle.com/denisekphotos


For Graphic Design Art please visit my friends website: Images by Laura Smith

& shop:  http://www.zazzle.com/imagesbylaurasmith


For Paintings please visit my friends website:  Art of Jack McKenzie

& shops:  http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jack-mckenzie.html

                          http://www.zazzle.com/jack+mckenzie+gifts



Saturday, December 1, 2012

New Month New Challenge New Stuff

Today I went back to Rockn' Joe Cafe in Union to take down my artwork that's been on display for the past two months.  It was great to have my work on display for that long and in an area I never displayed before.   The owner Ted even bought two of my photographs which was great!  While I was there I got a chance to check out the next group of artists including Anna Polkowska which I bought 6" x 9" print of this painting:



The six artists work will be on display from today though January 31st - more info click here


I realized that its been one month since I last posted anything on here.  Some of it due to being unmotivated, being sucked into the game world of candy crush saga lol (up to level 51 now! lol), and thanksgiving stuff.  Now that its December and Christmas time I feel inspired again to post a new picture ever day until Christmas that is Christmas inspired!  I will be posting this in my take a picture section of my blog.


Also be on the lookout for more zazzle products that I will be adding a little at a time for some great gifts to give starting with my 2013 photo calendar!

http://www.zazzle.com/denise_keegan_photography_2013_calendar-158845883203571016


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Puddles


When I was walking out of work today towards my car I saw this on the ground!

This one was taken with my phone camera in normal mode

This one was taken with my negative filter on my phone camera

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Paths

I love taking pictures of paths especially when it winds & you can't see the end of it.
 
 
This one was taken at a corn maze

This one was taken when I was driving the other day I loved how the trees all lined up the same

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Interesting Articles

I came across these two articles in my Fine Art America weekly update email.

This first article comes from the phoblographer & is about developing your photography confidence & offers simple but useful advice which I need to remind myself often!

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/08/27/useful-photography-tip-40-develop-your-confidence/


This second article comes from Eric Maisel asking the question do negative thoughts kill your creativity?  Which is also something I sometimes go through myself with my work.

http://ericmaisel.com/fine-arts-america/

Two great articles that go hand in hand. Enjoy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Lucky Mileage

The title says it all! I was lucky enough to be driving locally where I could pull over & take this shot! Next month will be 5 years since I got my car (aka Filippo Focus) & as you can see I've been doing a lot of driving! This car has been good to me so I'm hoping it will last a few more years!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Crafty Results

This is the result of my craft project from when I first posted about back on my take a picture post.
I made this table using orbit gum wrappers, black craft paint, & mod podge (lots of layer of it).
I actually finished the table a few months ago & just forgot to post the picture!
This was a fun project to do & makes me want to do more crafty thngs!
Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Interesting Article from Art Pro Motivate

Saw this article on my friend Jack's page and wanted to share it as well.  Its from http://www.artpromotivate.com/ and some good advise about having a facebook page for your artwork.  Here is the link:

http://www.artpromotivate.com/2012/08/artists-promoting-art-facebook.html

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September Exhibit

For this month my Purple photo exhibit is happening at the Secaucus Public library, here is a link to the library website.

http://secaucus.bccls.org/library_displays.html

Also, here is a link to my artist reception:

http://fineartamerica.com/events/prism-a-study-of-color-series-6-purple-by-denise-keegan-photography.html

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Zoo Times

Last Saturday (Aug 25th)  I went to the Bergen County Zoo with my mother & they had this exhibit that was going on through today!  You pay an extra $1 to walk in this exhibit with all these different butterflies flying around you!  It was really a cool experience, especially for someone like me who is not that fond of bugs.  For butterflies though I make an exception!  Here are a few of my favorite ones!





This one reminds me of a peacock feather!


This one looks like a leaf to me!

Monday, July 2, 2012

New Month New Exhibits

For the month of July I'm displaying my photography at Cresskill Library & Paramus Library.

Website info & address info are available here,  If you are in the area please check it out!

Thanks for your support

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Baby..... You're a Firework!!

Tonight I went to watch some fireworks with my friend Jack in Paramus & here are my best shots from the show where I had a good spot to watch them!