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”
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”
“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”
The California poppy is the official state flower and is flowering now in the Central Valley.
Architectural photographs highlighting the interplay of light and shadow
A self-portrait from the summer of 2020.
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”
This post summarizes my impressions of Bodie State Historic Park, which I visited for the first time last October (2020). Despite the heat, dust and smoke from wildfires, I did enjoy the visit. My friend Beth and I were in the midst of a fall colors chasing expedition when we found ourselves in the area.Continue reading “My dream of Bodie”
You can use color filters to obtain the black and white image you want straight out of camera. A filter will lighten the color that is the same of its own color.
Sometimes a photograph becomes so abstract that it is no longer a representation of reality.