Wild Flower


Wildflowers. When a friend of mine asked about this flower’s name, I replied, “Yellow.” Helpful wasn’t I? She said that she’d seen them in Hawaii. I sort of connected the dots by saying that the flower must like warm, moist weather. Close. It likes moist soil and warm, humid conditions. Around here, people call itContinue reading “Wild Flower”

Changes


It’s a funny thing. We think of monochrome as being black and white, or something sepia or in some shades of gray. Nature taught me something different. Monochrome can be any color as long as there aren’t contrasting colors. This picture is green and faded shades of green which became yellow. It’s also a monochromaticContinue reading “Changes”

I Found It


A tiny little thing. It was hidden in plain sight. So small that I had to look twice and break my cardinal rule of photography. I had to move some of the greenery around to photograph the flower. I try never to move or change anything when I make these kinds of semi-nature pictures. IContinue reading “I Found It”

Summers End Days


While I was walking. I spotted these tiny little pink flowers. They are located high up, growing from a sort of ivy that covers a chain link fence. As we enter into September, this is the time of the summer season when most flowers are dying. Green trees look faded. Not these flowers. They areContinue reading “Summers End Days”

More


Learning. Always learning. That’s probably what this image is about. It’s really just my old layering technique from a couple of years ago. But, better. Better because I’ve had years to play with it. Just like all of us, using certain tools, I hope to improve. Experience matters. Who knows? My learning isn’t limited toContinue reading “More”

A Little Foxy


Summer things. This picture is not part of my summer collection. It does show a summery plant. Foxtails. They only catch my attention when the wind is blowing. That also makes them a little hard to photograph. Timing is everything. Hand – eye coordination is everything. Seeing what’s happening in the background matters too. ThatContinue reading “A Little Foxy”

Age Quod Agis


The headline isn’t a typo. It’s Latin. I’m pretty sure that only one of you who comments regularly knows what it means. No worries. I’ll tell you. “Do what you are doing.” That sort of falls in nicely with the discussions of the last few days. I read it in a New York Times pieceContinue reading “Age Quod Agis”

Impression of Fall


My two greatest influences are not photographers. They are artists. Vincent Van Gogh is one. Georgia O’Keeffe is the other. Then, the photographers fall into line. People like Ernst Haas, Jay Maisel and David Alan Harvey. Every one of them, artists and photographers, influence my way of seeing. In color. And, all for different reasons.Continue reading “Impression of Fall”

Seeing What isn’t


This is an accidental picture. I wasn’t even thinking about looking for a picture. I looked up and thought “this doesn’t look good.” I did what I could to stop it. I froze time. That’s my magic power. That lasted all of the 1/500th of a second. The clouds kept moving. So did I. I’veContinue reading “Seeing What isn’t”