Welcome to my photography and my blog!
My name is Nancy Smiegowski and I am a new resident of the suburbs near Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that, I lived in Richmond, Virginia and many of my posts are from exploring there. Eventually I will explore Georgia the same way, but not quite yet.
I’m a CPA and until recently, did corporate tax work. I’m now retired (it’s still strange saying that) and starting a second life with my photography. I also use the moniker “dogear6”, being shorter and easier to remember.
My fine art photography reflects my love of color and I enjoy pushing the limits as I experiment and learn. I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, along with Topaz Studio and onOne to post process my pictures to get the look and style that I want in my photography.
My husband has done photography for more years than I have. Our trips fill the back of the car with our gear and include getting up before sunrise, afternoon naps, and staying up late for sunsets and night photography.
To my chagrin, I would not be as adventurous capturing pictures if he didn’t prod me along. I’m working on maintaining a better attitude and not griping about being uncomfortable, walking so far, or arguing with him on how to post process my pictures. To his credit, he is also much better at accepting that my vision is not the same as his and I can use or not use his advice.
I used to have three old dogs, including an energetic and somewhat cranky beagle. He made sure we walked every day, no matter what the weather was. All three are gone now, waiting for me on the other side of the rainbow bridge. I miss them dearly, but they lived long and happy lives and I have many good memories of them.
The young beagle is, of course, my gravatar. He had the sweetest face! It was a great aid to when he was trying to communicate that it was time for me to get him out a treat. If you want to read his posts, click here. Be warned though that they are very one-sided!