They Call Me Mellow Yellow

Spring is nearly here and the tulips are starting to appear in the store. The creative part of my brain has been active lately so I picked up these charming yellow tulips to not only enjoy but to also play with. Setting these onto my newly acquired Lightpad by Artograph¬†I¬†selected three of them and laid…

An Orchid Day at Longwood Gardens

To bring some color to the dreary days of winter Longwood Gardens offers an Orchid Extravaganza. Each year the gardens bring out thousands of orchids and place them in impressive displays throughout the conservatory, visitor center and Pierce du Pont house. Every week, waning orchids are removed and replaced with freshly opened orchids keeping the…

Pretty in Pink

Winter is swiftly passing and spring is on the near. So I’ve been yearning to play with some flowers at home to create some simple art. While at the store the other day, a tiny bouquet of calla lilies caught my eye for what I was thinking of working with. Setting a single blossom in…

Thinking in Black & White

Sometimes when out and about, opportunity for photographing a unique scene appears. But what to do if the light isn’t ideal? Harsh shadows, bright whites, hard light. Sometimes high contrast scenes lend themselves beautifully to a black and white image. There were several occasions today where the light wasn’t right but the right image was…

It’s All About the Light

It’s all about the light for photographers. Where it is, what it looks like and how intense it is. Accomplished photographers learn to study the light, and in hand with that is to study weather patterns to predict colors in the sunrise and sunsets. The Photographer’s Epheremis is a smart device app that is used…

A Froggy Weekend

It’s been froggy weather lately. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen sun in nearly two weeks. And so in all of this rain and cold weather it was only appropriate that I would spend time indoors in a Frog and reptile photography workshop. This was a special photography workshop held in St. Louis, Missouri…

Northern Shovelers

There is a little unknown place right in the middle of the nation’s capital. Constitution Gardens in Washington D.C. is an oasis near Lincoln’s memorial that provides a natural respite for wildlife. This little lake is home during the winter months for several migrating duck species. Northern Shovelers, Gadwalls, and Ring Necked Ducks have been…