Strange Photos from the West

To paraphrase Clutch a bit. I'm back. Phew. Challenging was the watchword for this vacation.  Between the weather and the accessibility issues, my photography skills were put to the test.  Sometimes I passed, sometimes I failed, but overall it was a good trip.  I just heard a weather update for the Eastern Sierras and the... Continue Reading →

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More Microscapes

Been working on my microscapes this year.  Experimenting with light mostly.  Including dappled sunlight, trying for some drama and separation.  That's what the sunlight does in the woods, it highlights certain things and shadows others.  It's some of what makes the woods magical, at least to me. Here's one of a medium-sized painted turtle I... Continue Reading →

Spring Beauties

Back to your regularly scheduled program.  More nature stuff. I am a bit bummed at the moment because I came upon a very active great blue heron rookery the other day and my old 300mm lens isn't up to the task.  Most of my old legacy glass is still very good when paired with a... Continue Reading →

Out of My Head

Just a quick post of some more unusual shots I've taken lately.  No, I haven't abandoned my hyper-literal, documentary style, but I had some fun and thought I'd share. It's sometimes VERY hard for me to see in abstract.  My brain's not wired that way, but I sometimes go out of my head.

Are we blind?

So I’ve been taking a lot of pictures lately. Every week for the past couple of years pretty much.  Lately I’ve seen an improvement in my work and it’s gratifying.  Not that I’m trying to toot my own horn or anything so arrogant, it’s just something I’ve noticed.  Pretty much at the same time I’ve... Continue Reading →

A Photographic Cliche – Wildflowers

I can't help myself.  I'm a nature and outdoors photographer.  That means I shoot a lot of wildflowers.  Yeah, it's a cliche, but sometimes they are just so lovely I can't pass them by.  This year I'm trying to capture the quality of light as well as the flowers themselves and so far it's been... Continue Reading →

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