Tiny Worlds

The other day I decided to walk in the common land at the end of the road.  It's woods and has a couple of old roads running through it and it was logged sometime in the past.  There are some trails, one in particular runs to the back of a nearby horse stable and gets... Continue Reading →

Noticing the Unseen

Even though it's hunting season up here, I still get into the woods.  I feel a bit funny being so conspicuous in my blaze orange though.  So many times I've gone completely unnoticed by other folks.  Not when I'm on the trail or right next to it, but if I go off trail and am... Continue Reading →

With Unpredictable Results

Fall is one of the most productive...well, if I can call it that, times for me as a photographer.  There are so many things that catch my eye and the season is so volatile that there is a surprise almost every day.  Here's a few of my favorite catches. Early in October things are still... Continue Reading →

When It Becomes Visible

You know, I think I spend more time with my backpack off and it lying on the ground than I do actually wearing it!  Being that I spend so much time way down on the ground, photographing tiny things I think I need a different rig.  Or one that allows me to work differently.  But... Continue Reading →

Consequence

The weather and the hordes of mosquitoes have kept me from doing a lot of shooting, but I have been out.  The thing is that the shots don't really seem to go together.  Then I had a morbid thought about some of them.  Poison mushrooms and grave stones.  Heh.  It's ridiculously me and goes with... Continue Reading →

Desert Blooms

May in California is wildflower season and the high desert of the eastern Sierras is no exception.  I took tons of photos, but due to the harsh light, relentless wind and time constraints (who can wait forever for the wind to die down on every single shot?) most of them are for my reference and... Continue Reading →

I’m not Ansel Adams but…

An online photographer friend said that he doesn't do much black and white landscape work because he feels he needs the color to be there because it was there.  I agree with him up to a point.  No, I'm no Ansel Adams, but I do like how a black and white photograph can work when... Continue Reading →

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 →

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