Landscape abstractions in color

On a trip to Mono Lake I photographed the Tufas in sunset and with the help of Lee color filters, I created a landscape abstraction

Lotus photography, William Land Park

A found Lotus leaves dancing in the wind at the William Land Park in Sacramento, and that was more fun than photographing the flowers in bloom.

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

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”

ICM photography at North Table Mountain

I go to Table Mountain every spring for the wildflowers. This year it was beyond crowded, and since I had photographed the place ad nauseam in the past, I packed light (just my toy camera, the Z50 and its 50 mm dedicated lens). My intention was to enjoy the walk and friends while practicing Intentional Camera MovementContinue reading “ICM photography at North Table Mountain”

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”

A study in ICM photography

Intentional camera movement (ICM) is a photographic technique where you move the camera when you are pressing the shutter.