Mary Sheft Photography | Looking

Fabulous images surround us--powerful, quirky, beautiful--if we only look. The photographs in this gallery capture some of what I see when I look. In many ways these images reflect my natural tendency toward Contemplative Photography, a school of photography which emphasize clearing your mind and opening your senses to truly see what is before you, without labels or preconceptions. Throughout my other galleries, you will notice the strong influence Contemplative Photography has on my work.

Leaf on a Car Window

Leaf on a Car Window

The Vineyard Wall

The Vineyard Wall

Autumn Grape Leaf

Autumn Grape Leaf

Fall's Passion

Fall's Passion

Patterns of Twilight

Patterns of Twilight

Sunset Drops

Sunset Drops

California Color

California Color

Green Zebra Rain

Green Zebra Rain

Spun Glass Water

Spun Glass Water

Water Sculpture

Water Sculpture

Sand Shadows and Bird Tracks

Sand Shadows and Bird Tracks

Twilight Masts

Twilight sailboat mast reflection

Shadow Commute

Shadow Commute

Discovery

Discovery

I Saw the Figure 8 in Gold

I Saw the Figure 8 in Gold

The Eternal Doorway

The Eternal Doorway

The Sanctuary of Christ the Light Cathedral

The Sanctuary of Christ the Light Cathedral