Portrait

‘Mi Amiga, Mimi’

20160123_TGL_CUBA_DSC2265_edit_10x8_final_web_wtrmrkIt gives me great pleasure to pay tribute my new friend Mimi on International Women’s Day. This incredibly hard working woman, Mother, Grandmother, and soon-to-be friend could speak no english. I could  speak little to no spanish, yet that never seemed a concern. Mimi welcomed our group to her Casa where she and three generations of her family cared for us during our stay in Havana. She and I seemed to understood each other, easy enough. It wasn’t long before we were laughing and hugging each day. When the news of my brothers passing was received, we found ourselves embracing in tears as she gently comforted me in my loss.

The Urban Dictionary describes the word ‘Mimi’ to mean ‘a wonderful friend. Sweet, funny, sarcastic, but GREAT and beautiful.’ How perfect.

More Cuba images here: http://www.patcorlinphotography.com/Gall…/Travel/Travel-Cuba

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Meet “NIK”

Meet "NIK"

Meet “NIK”

As a child growing up in the late 60‘s and early 70’s, I was a devoted viewer (ok, OBSESSED is a more accurate term) of every network television show that I could find with animals in the cast. To name a few there was Flipper (Duh ;-),  Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,  Lassie, Wonderful World of Disney, Bonanza … because they road horses (and I had a huge crush on Little Joe but that’s another blog entry), The Beverly Hillbillies because their cast members included chimpanzees, dogs, a deer, opossums, bears, goats, raccoons, kangaroos, AND Green Acres because they “adopted” a pig named Arnold Ziffel as their son. I truly loved watching them all but when DAKTARI came on the television NO ONE could touch the knob!!! It was my HANDS DOWN favorite from the moment I saw the first show and I dreeeeeeeamed of becoming a veterinarian so that I could travel to “The Compound” in Africa to work with Dr. Tracy! Because of course, I KNEW his daughter Paula was going to have to get married someday (as all girls did back then … meh)! And I KNEW that I would to be the ONLY person that Dr. Tracy would accept to replace her!!! Mostly because I would be like a second daughter to him and NEVER get married and leave The Compound, because why would? I couldn’t wait to go to AFRICA and work with Clarence The Cross Eyed Lion!!! Yah, well let me tell you, I really believed ME back then and it was because of Clarence that I dreamed of  becoming that veterinarian and finding my way to Africa.  As childhood dreams often morph into strange versions of the original, as an adult  I did not actually pursue a career as a veterinarian but I did become a professional dog groomer  😉  and I have a very special affection for Chow Chows! Funny, right?

Now, some 40 years later, (ahem, did I write that out loud?), I found myself on the Serengeti with my daughter by my side, massive cameras in both our hands … and although this boy is NOT Cross Eyed and he did NOT (probably a good thing) jump on me for hugs and kisses like I’d dreamed of since my childhood, I did find MY Clarence … I’ve named him “NIK” and I finally brought him home!

A Moment, If I May …

A Moment, If You Please

A Moment, If I May … 

“A Moment, If I May … ”

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GAME ON

“GAME ON”

Congrats to +Chris Keeley competing this weekend at the #MonsterMash competition in Massachusetts this weekend!

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GAME ON

It’s ALL About The Shoooes!

It's ALL About The Shoooes!

It’s ALL About The Shoooes!

It’s ALL About The Shoes!

Having some fun with moving indoors with  John Hauschildt and Nevin D. Brown in the studio at SOPHA! Looking forward to a lot more fun with some special projects this winter.

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Image Capture Info

Date 8-22-13 Location: SOPHA, Manchester, NH

Camera Nikon D3s

Lens Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8

Focal Length 56mm

Exposure 1/125 sec; f8; EV 0; ISO 200

Manual Pattern Metering

Processing LR4; PS6; Color Efex Pro 4; Silver Efex Pro

Animal Portraits

“SNIFF”

What a perfect way to start my day, photographing a litter of 10 ADORABLE chocolate lab puppies. Man, I love my work!