Saturday, August 31, 2013
I spent a hot, humid morning photographing these guys one morning this week. I love their facial expression. Green, heat, and humidity will soon be a memory, bring on autumn! Technical: 180 Macro, f/3.5, 1/200 sec., ISO 640
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This image was taken a couple weeks ago at Black Dog SNA. The plant is a cup flower with unique leaves that form a cup at the stalk and collect water. With the state fair in progress you have heard of everything available on a stick, this is a flower in a cup.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
I've had my eyes skyward lately and last night was no exception. After photographing prairie flowers at the state park it was time to work on time-lapse cloud sequences. While waiting for the 15 minutes of images this was shot with the iPhone which is usually used to prevent me from shutting down the time lapse sequence prematurely. If you are interested in reading about clouds and would like to see unique images check out: Cloud Appreciation Society.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
I often talk about doing a digital sketchbook when teaching. The idea is that a subject attracts my attention for a reason that is not readily apparent but through a visual exploration the reason eventually is found. Last week this image was the final result of a sketchbook. I lost count of the time and number of sketches during the process, part of the joy of photography. The starting image is below. Technical: no cropping, saturation -57.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
This was the western sky as the storm was clearing. Technical: Auto white balance was used to reproduce what I saw, the other choices did not seem real.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Fritillaries are so intent on feeding they sit with their wings open inviting a photograph. The biggest challenge of photographing fritillaries is identifying which species you are watching. My tendency is to start at the front and work backward but starting at the wing edges and moving inward seems to be a faster way to identify them.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
The fragrance is intoxicating. We visited the Pelindaba Lavender Festival on San Juan Is. which has been on our bucket list for years. I like lavender but my taste is more in line with Sasquatch all natural soap for men.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
This shot was taking after a great hike around one of the most popular sport climbing locations in Oregon. As one of afraid of heights I looked down more than up and took this shot. The larger rock is interpreted as heavier by the brain and anchors the image while the smaller stones lead me to the top of the image. Technical: Taken handheld with a Canon Elph. What is the difference between the two shots, a saturation or exposure adjustment? Answer: The larger shot is 1/2 stop darker which increases the color saturation of the water's color.