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”

Some thoughts on when, and why, ask for photography critique

Although critique is fundamental to becoming a better photographer, it is important to keep in mind that constantly letting others tell you what to do and how to do it may not be desirable.

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”