As Peter knows, I have these weird infatuations…..and one of them happens to be flamingos. There is something about them that will captivate me for hours (if Peter would let me stay that long). I used to be really frustrated photographing them, until I discovered the power of infrared at the zoo. Now, I don’t shoot with any other type of camera at the zoo. Continue reading →
As a nature photographer, I find amusement parks to be overwhelming – too much sensory stimulation. I stopped trying to get the quintessential photographs, and decided to try my hand at creative interpretation. I had an opportunity recently at Pleasure Pier in Galveston, TX. There were a handful of rides, just enough for me to dip my feet in. Continue reading →
Mary and I are fortunate to live a few miles from three great public gardens – the Los Angeles Arboretum, the Descanso, and the Huntington Library and Gardens. The Huntington is our favorite and we have been there at least a hundred times. Here is how to make one of the iconic photos there – the Japanese Garden.
I started a new project on Friday, recording 100 days of gratitude with iphone photos. I am only three days in, but I am finding it is helping me focus on the small things that bring a smile to my face…..like springtime flowers. Continue reading →
I love tulip time. My bucket list includes going to Holland to see the tulip fields. In the meantime, I’ll make do with what I can find at the grocery store. I tried a few different techniques, some new and some my old standbys to create these images. Continue reading →
I remember when I got my first APS film camera, it had this great setting for panoramic images (it was really just a thin slice of a normal size frame), I went to Europe for the first time, and that was all I shot. Every once in awhile I rediscover that thrill….. Continue reading →
A friend of mine took me to her local gardens for a couple of hours. I often wonder, if the magic of flower photography will start to wear off, and I’ll get bored with taking close-ups of a single beautiful flower. Then I go to the gardens and find an entirely new angle, like the patterns on the underside of a leaf. Continue reading →
This was one of those “roller-coaster” projects where delight and extreme disappointment mixed by the minute. I started simple, and proceeded to tear apart my house, before I found something that worked….for about 25% of the time. The only thing that was truly successful about this project, is that there was so much soap on my counter, when I finished, it has never been cleaner. Continue reading →