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”
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”
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.
The leaf of a monocot plant is characterized by major leaf veins running parallel.
Many contemporary landscape photographers try to balance the natural beauty of the land with the imprint of humans in a movement loosely known as “contemporary landscape”.
I have been to the Marin Headlands a number of times, but last Saturday was the first time I saw the face of the Mermaid.
Developing my photographs in black and white helps to free my mind, and the viewers’, from the original scene, or from what an equivalent scene is supposed to look like
I like the freedom from reality that black and white gives me. In color, there is often the expectation that a scene has some resemblance with reality, and when it does not, it looks strange. In black and white, by contrast, there is no such expectation because there is no real world in black and white to use as a reference.
The coast off Fort Ross is beautiful and full with potential for high contrast black and white photography.