The Movement of the Waves

There are some cliffs at the Rodeo Beach in Marin County from where I like to make abstract photographs of the ocean. I have two such photographs in my “Ocean” portfolio and I want to add a few more. The short movie below, taken with my Motorola cell phone, was made from one of thoseContinue reading “The Movement of the Waves”

Fishing for answers

The weekend passed fast. I stare at an empty blog post and wonder, what am I fishing for? How do I get beyond “I went here”, “I went there”, “I did this”, “I did that?” See, “I  have good equipment and I know how to use it”. In the photos I took yesterday, I can distinguishContinue reading “Fishing for answers”

Fading beauty photography

The Only Constant in Life Is Change.- Heraclitus The other day, after noticing how the flower above had turned into such a wild old lady with the “hair” all messed up, I could not resist making a portrait of it. Aging is a common experience to all of us, and wilting flowers have the powerContinue reading “Fading beauty photography”

Selective lighting in botanical photography

“If you want something to look interesting, don’t light all of it.”  John Loengard In a previous post, Spring Musings, I mentioned selective lighting and darkening the background as my favorite tricks to make a flower picture look a little different. I explained how I do it in the field with the help of a speedContinue reading “Selective lighting in botanical photography”

Splash

I don’t know if wave splashes in long exposure have any artistic value, but they are sure fun to obtain. They are also impossible to replicate. Taking a long exposure photograph is looking at the scene in whole different away. It is magical, it slows up the time for your eye to see. A fewContinue reading “Splash”

Cloudy ocean

Sometimes a photograph becomes so abstract that it is no longer a representation of reality.