Yesterday, I put my camera on a tripod, but forgot to tighten the arm that raises or lowers the camera. When I pushed the shutter button, the camera moved slightly, producing the blurred action photo of…flying lemons. I’ll take it. Actually, I’ve taken a photo course where we were shown the technique of intentionally movingContinue reading “Flying Lemons…”
Took this shot a few years ago in Washington, D.C. at 4 p.m. The Capitol building, not show, is on the right while the Washington Monument is faithfully in the background. The onslaught of traffic and the bare branches add drama. Some say this is where sausage is made. What I remember most is howContinue reading “DC in Winter”
In looking at photos I’ve taken over the past month of a low sun, I realized I missed the small drama of shadows. Take this shot of a painted lady on a cosmos…its shadow is caught on a few petals. It’s a small point but one I missed. Such is photography and the mind set.
I have fallen briefly into the world of Adobe Photoshop. Transformed a photo of a stained glass window into a dream like image. I still prefer not using tricks to manipulate a photo, but that is probably based on how little I know about the possible processes available in Photoshop. I’ve made an exception here,Continue reading “Abstract Stained Glass…”
Took Ivan for a walk at sunset yesterday–ended up taking a photo of another dog walker. Peace.
I remember the full moon on Halloween, 1955. I was a pirate riding in the back of a neighbor’s car along with some of my classmates. I looked out the back window and there it was, big and bright, high in a dark sky. Fast forward 65 years to Halloween 2020–I’m an old man withContinue reading “Halloween Moon”
The best shot I took yesterday was a mistake. I clicked the shutter accidentally while raising the camera to eye level. Lately, I’ve been distracted by politics–the election is in four days–and it almost seems wrong to post photos of butterflies and alpine meadows. So, here’s a shot that went haywire.
Yesterday while hiking in the Sierras I encountered a Halloween rock starting straight at me. Actually it was sunlight sneaking through two rocks leaning against each other–looked like a mask. Boo!
The low sun at this time of year produces long shadows like this shot where a cosmos plant rests on a ceramic mushroom.