After photographing the closed flowers of the California poppy against the sky, I endeavored to convert my photos to black and white. I show how I work in layers, and write about accepting imperfections in one’s work as a way of enriching it.
Tag Archives: Botanical Photography
Photographing the Foxtail Agave, chapter two: inspiration in The Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius
Finding inspiration to process photos of the Foxtail Agave while reading Marcus Aurelius’ thoughts.
Photographing the Foxtail Agave, and how I found inspiration in Seneca’s stoicism
I found inspiration for a new photography project on the Foxtail Agave after reading Seneca’s “On the shortness of life”.
Wordless Wednesday – Ponderosa Bark – #WordlessWednesday
Dogwood portrait, 2022, at the upcoming PBS KVIE Art Auction
This year’s submission to the kvie arts auction.
Milkweed seedpod macrophotography at the UC Davis Arboretum (California, USA) using an off camera speedlight
I show how I photograph milkweed seed pods with the help of a speed light.
Wordless Wednesday – Lantern Seedpod– #WordlessWednesday
Wordless Wednesday – Hello Summer – #WordlessWednesday
Wordless Wednesday – Succulent Jaw – #WordlessWednesday
Swamp Milkweed seed pods – the engineer’s approach
Alessandra has recently posted a couple of examples of very artistic images of Swamp milkweed seeds and that reminded me of a walk I made around a small lake in Northern Virginia way back in 2013, and I was amazed to see these large pods on the ground which, when opened, showed a dramatic arrayContinue reading “Swamp Milkweed seed pods – the engineer’s approach”