Monday, May 21, 2012

More Spring Leaves

I just can't leave (no pun intended) this subject alone. It seems as though the setting sun combined with the telephoto lens has provided me with images and color (none of these have been altered at all from the camera) that I continue to find fascinating and pleasing. There is a joy in the beauty of nature that is to me miraculous because there seem to also be so many imperfections in nature and how "she" works. I imagine that it is all spiritual, and often feel that spirit when I photograph the "natural world". When I see an image through the viewfinder of my camera that moves me and seems "striking" it is almost as though I have captured or contained nature at its best, having been lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Backlit by the Sun

I took a quick break from my "lawnmower man" task after supper tonight and I grabbed my Sony Alpha and went out to photograph in the low sunset. I found a number of subjects such as the new blossoms on the crab apple trees and the sugar plum, but I turned toward the sun and noticed how it shone through the leaves of the maple tree in the back yard, where it is just beginning to leave out. Here are three I liked the best, these are about light first, subject second and the composition always!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Georgia On My Mind

So I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything here, but I have been really busy at school and doing things with my student photographers, so I really don't feel too guilty. I took my phone out this morning and grabbed a couple of shots from the vase of flowers on the kitchen table. Mother's Day was Sunday, but the flowers are still in pretty good shape. Georgia O'Keeffe has always been so beautiful to me, and I haven't been able to get her off my mind today!