Ocean Waves at Point Reyes

I was proud that I was able to have a good time and photograph at Point Reyes despite a missing item for long exposure. Not so proud to find out, when I got home, that the item had been inside my backpack all along

Pacific Dogwood Flowers at Big Trees

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” Popular saying.  On Mother’s Day, May 8th, and on Mon, May 17th, I walked the South Grove Trail at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park with a composition on my mind: I wanted a shot of the blooming Pacific Dogwood, Cornus nuttallii, against the trunk of a Giant Sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum. If you areContinue reading “Pacific Dogwood Flowers at Big Trees”

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”

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”

Spring Musings in black and white

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.

Ocean view

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”.

The Mermaid’s face

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.