Corvus Mortis

Finally a post that fits the blog name. Without going all Disney on you about the cycle of life, death is most certainly part of it. While I don't seek out dead things to photograph (even though there's plenty of roadkill these days), I didn't avoid it when presented with an opportunity. I thought there... Continue Reading →

Mining Bee Macro

A follow up to the last post, I went out back to the carpet of whitlow grass again and found it buzzing with tiny mining bees (1.5 cm or 5/8 in).  The sun being strong, but slightly diffused by clouds I went back in for the camera.  So glad I did - Isn't she sweet?... Continue Reading →

OK, I shot

I can't help it.  Discouraged and in  my weird place I still had the urge to go out after a storm and take pictures of my front garden.  The process itself made me happy and that hasn't changed.     I basically just walked the driveway and the shoveled path and used the legacy OM... Continue Reading →

Down on my knees again

Suffering for my art. Snagged a branch off a wonderfully photogenic, but wickedly invasive, bittersweet plant.  They're everywhere now, like purple loosetrife, choking the life out of native plants. Anyway, I haven't been shooting macro much so decided to bring out the big guns for these - the OM 90mm f2 and the OM 35mm... Continue Reading →

End of an Era

The Era of Chuck. Aka Monkey. Aka The Orange Menace. Aka The Boy. Aka The Old Man. And he was old.  18 years.  Amazing really, but not enough.  This is the last photo I took of him.  Again, not enough. My heart is broken and my life is surely poorer without him.  For 18 years... Continue Reading →

Lily of the Valley – Part 8

After some weeks of relative sameness, the plants are beginning a new phase - the die back. I love the contrast between the still verdant leaves and the dying leaves.   The textures are still terrific. And of course I couldn't resist a monochrome conversion.  The shapes and light variation in the early morning is perfect... Continue Reading →

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