Yesterday, I tried to will butterflies other than the cabbage white into our backyard by setting up my camera on a tripod . Strike three on the black! I got nothing but the cabbage white which has always been hard for me to capture because it is small, moves frequently and its white wings goContinue reading “Striking Out…”
September is painted lady month in the backyard, save for 2021 when everything has gone wrong with wildfires and the weather. Got a little too close on this shot taken four years ago to the day. Haven’t seen a single painted lady in over a month, so I thought I’d post an old photo inContinue reading “Too Close…”
Here’s a Peruvian lily hugging a rusty pole in the bright sun, my idea of contrasts.
I took this shot of a painted lady a year ago and put “her” in photo shop to produce this science fiction motif.
Sometimes it’s good to shoot at unusual angles.
Ivan, our mixed breed rescue dog, has now been with us for two years–he’s about 3.5 years old. He’s tough to photograph with a black tongue (the chow chow part) and a combination of light colored fur with some dark areas. Of course, like most dogs he doesn’t pose. Took this shot yesterday after aContinue reading “Tough to Photograph, Easy to Love”
Last night the moon was an eerie orange high in the sky, a reflection of the wildfire haze blanketing Northern California. These shots are from a happier time when the moon was rising over Sacramento, its orange light reflected in the windows of an apartment building.
Electrical wires for Sacramento’s light rail system, a very ugly office building and a cathedral with gold crosses clash on a great day to take photographs.
Wildfires are casting a thick haze over much of Northern California. The sun is now a soft orange. You can look at it without consequence–its light is dull. I took this shot through a screened window yesterday. Wildfires and the pandemic have made life…bizarre.