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”

Monterey Dreaming

Monterey county in California is a beautiful wild place for photography but the wind, topology of landscape and haze make it difficult to get a good shot.

A photo walk

One if my favorite pastimes is going on a photo walk.  Alone or in a group, photo walks offer a great opportunity to enjoy what’s there, to notice and to document. A good photo walk has no goal, no agenda, no ambition at artistic achievement. To take the best advantage of a photo walk, pack light:Continue reading “A photo walk”

My dream of Bodie

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”